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post #4 of Old 09-26-2006
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I disagree. I would get something like a Catalina 36 for the bay and beyond. It is easier to fall in love with cruising if you are comfortable and have the ameneties. It is EASIER to sail a Catalina 36 (properly rigged and fitted out than to sail a lighter "tippier" boat. By all means, take some lessons and learn the basics but don't be scared of the larger boat...The only thing harder about a larger boat is driving it under power to your slip and you might as well learn that anyway! (P.S. I am 6'4" and the additional headroom and bunk room WILL be appreciated! )
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