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post #4 of Old 06-02-2013
DonScribner
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Re: New to Sailing

Dave,

Jump in, both feet. We did. Look into buying a trailerable in the 23 foot range. Millions out there for around $6000 on a trailer, in decent condition. Then sail your socks off. Make mistakes that require new shorts, but learn from the mistakes. Spend as much time sailing as you can handle. With a trailerable, it's an affordable dream. Best of all, if the romance of sailing doesn't pan out for some reason, sell the boat for a reasonable price to some other lucky couple. If you love sailing, sell the boat and upgrade to your dream. At any rate, get on with it! Make it happen!

You can probably check out my previous posts for some of the more moronic blunders I've made. Truth is, we all make them, but not all are willing to share!

Don
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