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Basic Sailing 101 completed

I drove up to Chicago to take their Basic Sailing 101 course (Chicago Sailing - 4 hours of private lessons). I completed it, enjoyed it, and have been given a 50# thrust trolling motor that I'll be getting this Thursday. I'm planning on getting my Javelin in the water for the first time on Friday! Thanks again for all of the input. Since I live right across the road from a smaller reservoir and can get to the boat ramp in 5 minutes, I will probably keep the 14' Javelin for quicker outings and try to pick up a Catalina 25 WB or equivalent next season. When I finally select a larger boat, I will then take additional private lessons for the Keelboat certification and take it from there.
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