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Re: Hi! Bought a sailboat without knowing how to sail..

Originally Posted by DonScribner View Post

Welcome. You've already won half the battle since you've sailed before. The Watkins is bigger and far less likely to flip. But . . . the hull speed for a displacement hull is less than a planing hull. Your 25 will max out around 6 knots. So, if you plan on the Bahamas, factor the speed (or lack there of) into the mix. Other than that, take a course on Sailing and Seamanship thru your local Power Squadron. Lots to know or at least have a clue about, OK, know how to look up.
Don that is great advice, I will do the same and look for a course in Sailing and Seamanship as well as lessons !!!!!
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