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post #1 of Old 09-24-2012 Thread Starter
gnusailor
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Sailing alone??

In my quest to become a sailor, I've stumbled onto a strange paradox. I have battled with myself (and spouse) in trying to find the right sized boat. I now realize that this idea of sailing has become a personal ambition not equally shared. While she has agreed that this will be fun, I understand what she is saying is that she will come along but don't expect her to be the crew. To be fair, I do know she does enjoy the ride and will be there, just not as a crew. That brings me back as a beginning sailor to a BIG dilemma of just how big (or small) a boat should I get. Can a beginner handle a 22'r by himself? Will a 15' dinghy be too small? My question is this: how many of you sail alone... that is, without a crew? I don't mean alone as in there is no one else aboard, just that they are along for the ride.
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