Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vancouver Island
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Right on Plumper. I was about 11 I think when I went out on a small lake in a Sunflower which was a styrofoam contraption making a Sunfish look like a Club Swan 42. Those 2 hours more than 35 years ago did it for me.
Her's a link to a picture of a Sunflower... I can't believe they are still made!
CastleCraft Sunflower Sailboat | Snark Sunflower 3.3 Sailboats
I also learned on a small boat like that. Mine was a "Buckboard" made by my Dad. It was basically a hollow door shaped boat with a dagger board, rudder and lateen rig. I thought it was heaven. I was a pirate and the lake was mine!
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV, iii, 217