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Old 07-15-2012
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American 14.6 questions

I'm getting ready to purchase my 3rd sailboat. My first was a fixer upper that never made it to the water. My 2nd was a Nacra 5.0 that I sailed a handful of times; I had a lot of trouble sailing it because I had trouble getting crew and with my very limited experience I couldn't single hand that boat.

So with this boat, I hope I'm headed in the right direction. I'm looking for a bay boat I can sail myself and occasionally with my family. Something I can learn on.

My questions are with the centerboard. It's the first boat I've ever sailed with a swing type keel. Can you adjust it to a certain depth? Or how does it work? Also, can you beach launch the boat?

Does anyone have any experience with this boat that they can give me? Do you have any other boat suggestions for me? Monday morning I'm going to look at the boat and if we can settle on a price it will be coming home with me.

I will be sailing in the areas around South Padre Island, Tx.
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