The admiral and I, (late 50s , early 60s) learned to sail last year thru a charter club. Decided chartering wasn't for us. Wanted a boat we could grow into, and likely be our last for NW cruising. Got a performance cruiser 39', one head, 2 cabin, all the goodies, 8 years old. Perfect size for us. We doublehand it most of the time, occaisonally have guests for a daysail.
We've sailed most every weekend since the purchase in late January. Unless its blowing like stink or below freezing, we are out there having a blast. We are aware of our strengths and weaknesses, cognizant of our surroundings and conditions and sail accordingly. If we had it to do over, we would change nothing. We should have started sailing 30 years ago.
I fibbed, it doesn't have all the goodies, I still need a dinghy
Last edited by doubleeboy; 07-24-2009 at 01:06 PM.
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