SailNet Community - View Single Post - Joining the hobby/first sailboat
View Single Post
  #17  
Old 02-06-2011
mattstamour's Avatar
mattstamour mattstamour is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 26
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
mattstamour is on a distinguished road
I say the Siren looks like a blast to learn on because it appeared to me to be big enough to camp on, the cockpit looks large enough for friends. For me, a big part of sailing is watching the stars come out at night, and waking up on the water.
I purchased a Buccaneer as my first boat not knowing ANYTHING. That was a go-fast plaining hull with a lot of sail. In retrospect something a little more forgiving would have been better. I can see you loving your boat for many years.

bljones comments seem to confirm your choice from someone who knows the boat.

I say...GO FOR IT! Whats to lose? Its just money, even if its all the money you have (easy for me to say). The up side is you acquire a healthy life long passion.
Boating can be enjoyed your whole life. I raised two kids sailing. It can turn into a family activity as you get older, unlike other vices.

What does your girlfriend think?
__________________
MattStAmour

Noank, CT
Catalina 30
Hull #222
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook