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post #2 of Old 09-08-2011
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While it is a really good idea to have a motor (most people agree with this) your boat is a sail boat and uses the sails to keep it moving.
First outings are a great thing and it is a wonderful thing to be able to turn on your motor to get back to your mooring or dock when you want to.
Glad to hear that both you and your wife enjoyed the experience. Keep going out and trying to sail and you will figure it out.
Learn how to reef the sails if the wind gets heavier then you are comfortable with but you can always drop sail and motor if you have to.
Have fun!

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