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post #4 of Old 11-10-2012
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Re: First boat, no experiance, what to get?


At this point it doesn't really matter what you get, so long as it is small, light, and good for two people but can be sailed by one. There are a lot of things locally I would point you at, but your location may vary significantly.

But certainly a laser, lido, Hobie-14 or 16, sunfish, ect would all be good boats to start off on. Stay away from the overcomplicated boats like a Finn. Basically if it has more than about ten lines on it stay away. The more lines the higher maximum performance you get, but the complexity level goes up massively.

Good luck, and don't forget a lifejacket.

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