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Sal Paradise
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Re: My first day sailer. What do you pack in yours?

No kidding about the wakes. I had an old Navy boat at the time that was a brick $hithouse with 120 HP and I was puckered up when that wake came. Another time I almost sank ouside the Norwalk islands years ago when the inside harbor was calm but turned the corner outside the islands and there were 5' waves pushing my stern and I almost broached turning around.

I think the American is nice but its limited to the area between the Norwalk river and the islands most of the time.

Saugatuck also had a convenient ramp that had pretty long boring approach.

You know - if it gets rough wth a small cruiser you can at least put all the hatch boards in and lock the lockers and close the hatches and she is secure against down flooding. What can you do in a little daysailer? Thats what I would worry about......

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