Practice on land?
Okay, here's the deal - we live in W.Tn, quite a ways from any good-sized water. I've recently acquired a Cape Cod Mercury 15CB that my son and I will be overhauling.
Before we hit the water, I'd like to practice some basics with him - rigging, hoisting, reefing, furling, etc., so it will be more enjoyable our first time out on the water. The thing is, it can get pretty windy pretty quickly around here, and I don't want to either endanger us, or damage the boat.
Other than the boat, trailer, and whatever anchoring I can provide from the trailer to the ground, what can be done?
Or - is this strictly a "DON'T DO IT!" scenario?
I do have a shop big enough the put the boat - fully rigged - in. More trouble, but probably much safer?
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