SailNet Community - View Single Post - Boat for Single-Handed
View Single Post
  #12  
Old 04-10-2012
JimMcGee's Avatar
JimMcGee JimMcGee is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Barnegat Bay, NJ
Posts: 1,383
Thanks: 21
Thanked 29 Times in 27 Posts
Rep Power: 10
JimMcGee is on a distinguished road
Re: Boat for Single-Handed

Quote:
Originally Posted by JazzmanSailor View Post
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.
__________________
95 Catalina 30 Island Time

If a man is to be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most" - E.B. White
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook