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post #71 of Old 08-21-2012
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Re: I'm Done

Originally Posted by sawingknots View Post
maybe because sailing can be quite physical and even I don't look forward to spending as much time on my boat as I once did
What type of sailboat do you have?

as for numbers I don't think there are fewer sailors just younger
This is doubtful.

The more people I talk to the more confirmation I have about what I've already said. Just a few days ago someone was saying that he had been sailing less on Lake Wawasee because it took so long to set up his catamaran. Sailing in Indiana is not an everyday event because the wind is not good everyday. On days when the wind is good you want to be able to set up quickly and get to sailing. I've yet to hear from anyone that boats should be larger or more complex. Of course it isn't just Indiana; most of the country has the same problem. I think the simple fact is that people have disconnected from basic, recreational sailing. People on here seem embarrassed (even hostile) at the idea of getting a smaller, simpler boat. It's like the men here judge their manhood by the height of their mast.

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Last edited by brehm62; 08-21-2012 at 10:27 AM.
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