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post #6 of Old 11-10-2012
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Re: First boat, no experiance, what to get?

Ron welcome to Sailnet.

+3 on taking an introductory class.

A 101 class is usually taught over a weekend and it will help put a lot of things in perspective and give you a big leg up on the learning curve.

I saw from your other posts that you're in San Fran. As I remember the water there is pretty cold. So a small dinghy, which is a wet ride, might not be ideal.

There are a LOT of great little boats out there under $2K. After a class you'll have a better idea of what you want. And the best news is you'll be able to resell that boat for what you paid for it if/when you decide to look at something different (try that with a bigger boat ).

Oh and did anybody mention small sailboats are a friggin' absolute blast!!!

Originally Posted by Ron R View Post
I would like the setup to be under $2k (yes I know that is some of you guys drink budget for a weekend)
Dude I may be Irish but cool it with the stereotypes. I keep the bar bill under four figures -- most of the time.

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