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post #19 of Old 03-08-2007
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A sailing boat is meant to sail! What happens if the motor gives out on you? Good seamanship is about being prepared for the unexpected (read unwanted) as best you can. I assume you are planning to learn to sail your Cat at some stage, so why not now. I would suggest you find a good delivery skipper, explain your situation and have him teach you (and your sister) the basics on your delivery. I did this some years ago, when I moved from power to sail, even though I had some limited daysailing experience. That was really money well spent. Not only did I gain confidence in my pride and joy, but the skipper found a few things the surveyor had missed and showed me how to best set the boat up, he even fixed a few things without charge. Happy Sailing
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