Bring On The Wind
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My Son's First Boat
Great day today, ironically it is Independence Day, but after a month or so of looking at quite a few boats I found the one that fit the bill for my 18 year old son. I was originally looking at a Cal 21 and a MacGregor 22 but the more I thought about it I came to the realization that he really needed to start smaller and learn to not only sail, but be able to rig a boat, do some basic maintenance and if all goes well learn to sell a boat and buy one on his own. I came across an American Fiberglass 16 yesterday, contacted the owner, drove 4 hours and found a real nice and cared for daysailer. After an hour or so of looking her over and a little negotiation I ended up buying her, pulling her home and surprising my son with his first boat. Tomorrow we are taking her to the lake and I get to experience his first sail as a boat owner.
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"hark, now hear the sailors cry,
smell the sea, and feel the sky
let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic..."
Last edited by CatMan22; 07-04-2013 at 10:53 PM.