Re: "Can I Go With this weekend..?"
Its all about patienence and positive experiences. My wife like the boat and loves anchoring every weeken in a new cove on the Chessie. She enjoys the sail there and takes the helm 1/4 of the time at least now. She not fond of heavy winds, but not afarid of them as she ws in the beginning. It is our time top be togther without the distractions of home, work, or family.
Gradually I have introduced her to crusining the summer to where we take a long 3 week trip up the coast to the LI Sound and New England. She actively participates in "running" the boat. As she has slowly gained confidence in herself and he skills she likes it more and more.
Even though I am a type A it is the one place that wont work so patience and steps is the work here. Positive experiences lead to more positive experiences.