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Old 05-30-2008
Andyman Andyman is offline
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Originally Posted by CharlieCobra View Post
I read a couple of books, bought a small, cheap boat and taught myself. I then crewed on bigger boats racing, read lot's more books and bought a big boat. Reading and hands on have always worked for me. Nice post by the OP BTW.
Sorta kinda for me. I sailed one day on a friends boat (Catalina 25) and was hooked. Sold both my motorcycles a couple months later and bought a 23' Aquarius. I'm in my second season. I still don't know what a lot of stuff is called and last season sailed with just the main. This year the jib goes up. It took a bit of getting used to on the heeling part but I ok with it now...sorta kinda

At least I feel comfortabel that my boat won't tip over, me fall into the water, get tangled up in the rigging and drown....sorta kinda.

Anyway, I'm having fun and that's what matters.

Andy
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