Cruising at a snail pace
Join Date: Aug 2008
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Re: If you owned more than one sail boat in your life time.
I've had 2 boats, a Cal-39 and my current Hunter 410. I wish I had never wasted my time and money on the Cal-39 as my first boat and just gotten my Hunter to start with. Yes having it I learned of things I wanted on my next boat, but I already pretty much knew those to start with and it just proven them. I probably got the Cal-39 based on two factors:
1 - it was less expensive on a price basis, but as a cost basis it just wasted the money I spent on it for two years in maintenance, repair, and lost money getting rid of it
2 - I had read too many internet forums and let them convince me that the Hunters I was attracted to at the start weren't good boats, which now after 5 years of owning one I know are complete ********
The lesson I learned is, get the boat you want to start with and don't waste money on "starter" or some "learning" boat. If you are wrong it probably ends up costing you about the same, but if right you just saved a lot of boat bucks!
Don't blow air up my rear, be useful and blow it at the sails!
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