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post #19 of Old 11-14-2013
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Re: Near disasterous first sail

As a newbie myself, I enjoyed reading your post. My dinghy is 16 feet, but it still sometimes feels pretty big when things are going wrong...and boy do they go wrong fast!

Question: I only have a trolling motor to get me out of the marina. So (most of) you guys keep it idle while hoisting the main? I would cut it, then get pushed around because I have no one on the tiller. Should I rig up a line so the tiller stays straight?

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