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post #3 of Old 03-09-2006
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Motoring in & out of the harbor is easy. Once you get out there with sails up, it's different. It only takes one accidental gybe in just 10 knots of breeze to knock you overboard. Sailormon's suggestion of getting someone to go out with you a couple of times is a good idea - kind of like not swimming without a buddy. They guy or girl you invite will probably appreciate the chance to get out on the water, as well. You hear about people who learn to swim by just getting tossed into the water all the time, but the ones who get tossed in but don't learn to swim are strangely silent. Wouldn't want that to happen to you.
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