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post #3 of Old 01-18-2007
Thanks Courtney.
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My personal preference would be option #1. By learning on a small boat, <22ft, you will learn may boat handling skill that you can't learn on a bigger boat. Spend some of the extra money on a babysitter so you don't ahve the added stress of the kids on board right from the start. (I think sailing with your kids is great, but could be stressful on a small boat when just learning.) Then, find a local yacht club and see if any of the boats need crew. This would allow you some time on a bigger boat as well as an opportunity to learn from others. (like we do here when we aren't making fun of CD's boat!)

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