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Re: Boat for Single-Handed
I'm finally getting around to sailing lessons this year and I'd like to follow that up with a boat purchase. While my wife tries to be a good sport about the whole sailing thing, she's clearly reluctant about it. If I'm to do this, I expect I'll be doing it alone much of the time.
Why not have her take sailing lessons along with you? My wife fell in love with sailing when we took lessons together. Life is much easier when you both like being on the boat. She has to be comfortable on board. Knowing how to sail the boat herself will give her confidence.
Making it a "destination" weekend may help convince her. We did a B&B in Annapolis. Best money I ever spent.
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“The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective." - Henry David Thoreau