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post #2 of Old 04-09-2012
smurphny
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Re: Boat for Single-Handed

If you're just learning and have the opportunity to sail on a somewhat calm lake, you can't go wrong with a Blue Jay or a Lightning. If you can sail these, you can pretty much step up to anything. They are also large enough to pack some lunch in and enjoy daysailing. However, if you are going on a larger lake with any waves to speak of, these flat-bottomed designs will pound like the dickens and you should look for something with a deeper hull. Learning to sail on smaller boats is always a good idea. Fear of docking single-handed will NEVER go away:-)

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