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Re: Finally, after 9 months of owning our boat....

Thanks everyone!!

ChucklesR - thnx for the info. I want to be as balanced as possible out on the water. Or at least until I know what I am doing. Great advise!

Denise - we have a roller furling. And thanks for the video. That really explained a lot, in a short minute. And thanks, our boat is pretty. She is in pretty good shape for her age.

T37 - I have a photobucket acct...I'll do that today. Thnx!
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Re: Finally, after 9 months of owning our boat....

Congratulations, that is awesome! Isn't that a great feeling? As others have said, wait until you shut off the engine. Then YOU are the reason this huge boat is being propelled through the water. Okay, maybe the wind has something to do with it, but still, you get the point. It's amazing how different everything is once the engine is off. Congratulations, you're on your way to experiencing something really special.

For the pictures, I use the mobile app to upload pictures directly to my gallery here on Sailnet, and I also do as Shawn said, and post some things to Photobucket.
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Thank you, jimgo. It certainly renewed my faith in that not only did I want a boat, but I wanted this boat, and, a sail boat. It was very, very nice just scooting along the water at a leisurely pace.
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Re: Finally, after 9 months of owning our boat....

Congratulations, Magnolia!

And good on you for taking it slow and enjoying the ride.

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Re: Finally, after 9 months of owning our boat....

Congratulations on the first step of an incredible journey. I pretty much did the same as you with my first time out, ran the engine, learned to steer, got a good feel of how being on the water felt and on the second time out raised the main, it was awesome, third time out threw up the jib and absolutely got lost in the feeling.
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Raise you mainsail first. It will give you stability. Then go for the jib, that is where the power comes from.
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Re: Finally, after 9 months of owning our boat....

I just picked up a t30 and after about 3 weeks took it out just motoring. Hopefully the main will go up this weekend or next. Oh yea, I am going from a hunter 19 after 6 years of no boat. Right there with you.
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Man it's great to see people giving it a go for the first time!

Wait until you cut that motor and hear the quiet shush of the boat cutting through the waves...YOU WILL LOVE IT!
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Re: Finally, after 9 months of owning our boat....

Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone!!! I hope to shut that motor off in about 2 weeks. I think that is when we can go up again. I hope to stay on the boat for a whole week. And maybe even anchor out one of those nights. I know once I do that, I'll never want to come home. Heck, I never want to leave the boat as it is. LOL

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