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post #131 of 143 Old 07-27-2009
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Just bought my first, a US25, at the ripe old age of 28. Refitting it currently with my dad and having a blast! Learning a lot too!

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Hobie 16 in 1973

my time on a sailboat was as a grinder in the SORC in 1971 a Charlie Morgan twin headsail rig. We raced from Miamarina to the Bahamas. That started this great way of life. I was 21.
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My first sailboat was a snark,It was styrofoam with a sail. I think it was about 10' I was 12 at the time. Since then I have had 4 other boats, another snark(14' styrofoam covered with plastic) it was free, and fun, then a West Wight Potter P-19, then A MacGregor 26S, then my Hunter 30. I'm still searchin' for the next one.

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I'm 24 and bought my first sailboat a few months ago: a 1974 Catalina 22 swing keel/pop-top for $800. It needs a bunch of work, and I live in a condo complex where I have it parked in the parking lot!

My wife thought I was crazy at first, but now after sailing it with me, she's excited and helping me restore it. We're probably another $1000 into it now with an electric outboard, new headsail, some fiberglass repairs, and work on the trailer. Probably another $1000 in materials will be necessary to make it a nice trailer cruiser for long trips, but we're already using it for daysailing on local lakes and had it in the ocean once.

The trailer needs a lot more work than the boat itself. I am finding it almost impossible to find the correct parts to rebuild the wheel bearings, and I the tongue is so rusted I can't extend it.
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I'm 53

I'm 53 and she's a 1982 Balboa 24 that I just got this spring. I'm still figuring her out and I'm having a blast doing it. I think my wife's enjoying it too.
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I have yet to purchase my own boat, started this year at 24 years old on Laser Zuma.
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The first boat that I purchased was a GP-14. I was 26-ish.

The first boat that I sailed was a GP-14 that my Dad built. I was 10.

Lots of boats between then and now. All sail.

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First sailboat ; 50 years old, a 1975 Tartan 30 tall rig
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My first sailing experience was on a Sunfish. I was 12. My grandfather had bought it, and gave me some epoxy, glass tape, and a brush, to repair a hole in the daggerboard trunk.

I dutifully repaired the boat as instructed, and went out with my aunt, who knew how to sail. It took about 5 minutes to sink.

It was another 10 years before I sailed again...
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17 years old and a Finn. In fact it was one of the original timber ones with Andre Balashovs Boyce mast and Musto rig combo that won at the olympics... wayyyyyyyy back.

I wonder were it is now???
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