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Old 04-23-2011
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The best way to learn how to sail is on a dinghy. You'll learn more about boat handling, sail trim, the effects of moving weight around, et cetera, on a 13 or 14 foot sloop-rigged centerboard boat in a few weeks than you can pick up in months (or even years) on a larger ballasted boat. For $500 to $1000 you could get the boat, trailer, and maybe even a little outboard (although that probably wouldn't be necessary) and get on the water. Once you're comfortable with actually sailing, THEN you'll know a lot more about what to look for when you start shopping for a boat big enough to live on.
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