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post #18 of Old 04-06-2007 Thread Starter
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It's not necessary to race the race boat, just as it is not necessary to use all of the gear that came on it right away. My running backs proved to be too much trouble for a novice (I'll get back to them later) so I disconnected them and attached them to the mast. I enjoy the nearly new mylar/kevlar sails that came with it since they are particularly valuable in the light air in my area, and I'm learning to use the poles and other acoutrements. I'm also not spending any sailing time fixing the hot water, the shower, or the oven. I can sleep nine in a pinch, anchor out when in the mood, and learn the intricacies of sailing at my own pace. And I still haven't invested that much money.
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