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Old 11-15-2009
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Good Small Sailboat to Learn On

Greetings, all. I need a little advice here. My husband and I have owned a large (40') sailboat for about 5 years now, but because it was a mess when we got it and still is, most of our time has been spent repairing it, not sailing it. The time that we did spend sailing it, it seemed there were always disasters happening, or bad weather, and as a result, my thoughts of any future sailing are filled with fear. I have always thought, though, that if I could get a very small sailboat to learn on, that maybe I could learn the physics of sailing and get comfortable with a lot of stuff (heeling, for instance) that I'm right now uncomfortable with. Can anyone suggest a small sailboat brand or type that might not be too much money? (I'm thinking I would need a jib and a mainsheet, to simulate the larger boat??, but as small as you can get, otherwise...) Could be one or two-person. Thanks for any suggestions.
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