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Bought a Hobie 16 when I was 33. Our two kids were 7 and 8. It was great fun for your family for quite a few years.

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My first boat is a 11' Sea Snark. I acquired it about 2 weeks ago for the bargain price of $0. Of course it's minus all the rigging, the daggerboard, the rudder, and pretty much anything else you care to name.

At the ripe old age of 39, I'll be learning to sail. :-)
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my first boat was a 1975 mirage 24 that i bought when i was 20.i loved that boat and it showed it loved me back by keeping me alive during all the crazy things i did on it.
that boat led to quite a few of my freinds buying boats.
couldnt ask for a better first boat.

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12' styrofoam Sea Snark in 1975.$45, went 1/2's with a friend.Broke it in half when I tossed it into the water off a steep shore.

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My first boat is a 11' Sea Snark. I acquired it about 2 weeks ago for the bargain price of $0. Of course it's minus all the rigging, the daggerboard, the rudder, and pretty much anything else you care to name.

At the ripe old age of 39, I'll be learning to sail. :-)
Welcome to sailing. fair winds and following seas.
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My first sailboat was a 14 ft. mahogany Flying Junior. I added a trapeze, spinnaker and 2 hp. evinrude to make her a complete trailerable daysailer.
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I bought a Sea Snark for $50 when I was about 12. Biggest purchase of my life at that point! Moved up to a Sailfish when I put my knee through the bottom of the (styrofoam) Snark.

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19' Lightning when I was 18. Paid $3oo for it in installments.
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1st sailing experience: Sunfish when I was 19. I bought my first sailboat, an O'Day Daysailor when I was 22.

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28 ft sabre ketch, at 22 free of charge, as of now it is sitting at the dock undergoing bulkhead replacement surgery. Definitely learning the definition of "Murphys Law"

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