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Old 06-21-2011
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Our story is a lot like JoeDiver's: Spent 1 afternoon as a kid on a friend's sailing dinghy, 1 afternoon as an adult on a friend's Catalina 24, got so hooked that we signed up for a 1-week liveaboard learn-to-sail course, and bought our Erickson 27 the following summer. Taught ourselves from there, made lots of mistakes, learned the systems on that relatively simple boat. 2 years later bought our present boat and 2 years after that sold the house and moved aboard fulltime.

The conventional wisdom is to start with dinghy sailing and then graduate to a bigger boat ... makes sense for some people, but its not the only route that will get you there. A boat in the 20-something-foot size range is still light and simple enough that you can learn and make mistakes - and sell without too much of a financial hit when its time.
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