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post #17 of Old 12-23-2011
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Turb, four is a great age to start hauling lines. One great thing about a sail boat is there is never a shortage of "jobs" to do. I had my 3 and 5 year old tacking the jib on our Hobie 18 this summer just to have them hauling on lines. Turned out by the end of summer little miss 5 yo was steering and tacking the boat herself. Just a reminder to keep the little ones involved. It will help them learn to love it. She knows it the "one day" plan and asks regularly when we can move into a boat. I think we've got her going in the right direction.
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