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post #8 of Old 04-10-2012
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Re: Boat for Single-Handed

Just my opinion,
If you have good common sense, a little mechanical ability and learn fast, your first boat can be any size. I volunteered to crew on a few boats in our local race club and learned a great deal. I also volunteered to crew for a few cruisers and learned much. This method doesn't cost much (pay for the beer and they will ask you to return) and you can find out what kind of sailing you would like to do. I have a hard time finding crew and am pleased if someone asks. Your first car, house and sometimes wife isn't the one you wished you picked. Sail for free, learn for free and you might end up with the love of your life. (the boat that is) I made the mistake of buying my first boat with friends and that's like sharing your wife.
Good luck and God Bless
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