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My first sailboat was a 14 foot Hobie. I was 18 and the first time out on her was my first time out on a sailboat. Left the dock in a calm returned with the lids blowing off the garbage cans. WHAT A RUSH!
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A laser when I was 13 (painted with the stars and stripes from a boat show- our bicential year 1976) - you can figure out my age from there
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50, 41ft. morgan out island, 2 years ago
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11 ft SeaSnark.
14 years old. Had a trailer and pulled it down to Ventura Harbor in 1968, behind the 10 speed.
Lateen Sail and center board.

Loved that thing.

Made out of Styrofoam.

Lasted 3 years, ended up breaking it in half, with girl friend in bow, and me in stern, high centered on a rock in the middle of canada.

Currently a C&C 37/40 XL.... keeping the wife out of the bow!

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1974 27' O'Day- 46 years old in 2003,

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Smile first boat

14 yrs old. 12 foot sunfish at boy scout auction for $161 lol
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I bought my 1st boat (Morgan 24) in May 1983 when I was 26. Met my 1st wife in July 1983 (Put-In-Bay). Still have the boat & on the 4th wife. Wow I have owned this boat half of my life.

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A pram, at 12 or 13. How old are you in sixth grade, anyway?
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Usually, 11 or 12, unless you were kept back a year.... Most kids graduate 12th grade at age 17 or 18...
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10 years old, and styrofoam sunfish in the river in Philly....

May have been sailing before that in camp, as I went when I was 6 and that was on the Chesapeake, but don't exactly remember....

Then....didn't sail from 12 years old until this winter (lessons in FL)......

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