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Overwhelmed, but happy...

Hi there,

I just bought a Camper Nicholson 33 3/4 Ton (thought it was a 345 when I first posted). Anyhow, this is alot of boat compared to my Coronado 27.

Sailing the Coronado was so simple, this new boat though, has so much more "stuff". For example, I'm used to a simple whisker pole. This things has two ginormous poles with machined ends and cars at the mast.

Also, a huge brightly colored sail. A spinnaker or a drifter? I'm thinking I could spread it out in the lawn to check? Then study up.

I need to learn this boat before I take my family out and sail proper. I may just use a no. 1 jib downwind until I get all the gear figured. What should I read, or where to look for info on how to transition from what I've been used to on my small cruiser to this big old racer/cruiser?

Totally stoked about the whole thing- just want to make the leap without getting wet or hit in the head...

Thanks for your thoughts.
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