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post #7 of Old 06-11-2010
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Having sailed nothing more than a sunfish a couple times as a child, and a simple Hobie at a resort once, my wife and I bought our 30ft. keel boat without having taken any lessons. I did have a long history of messing about on powerboats, but really not much at all when it came to sailing. I spent a fair amount of time reading and watching some videos, then took the boat out once with an experienced sailor. Since then it has all come through experience. Get out on your boat when the weather is fair and you'll figure it out pretty quickly.
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