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post #71 of 143 Old 10-15-2008
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At 45 we bought our 1987 O'Day 272

I've wanted a boat for a long time and just took lessons three years before buying this one.

It took over two years just shopping!!
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at 34 I bought a 12' Barnett Butterfly sailed it all summer and sold it for more than I paid.
at 35 I bought a 14' O'day Javelin.
Now I am 36, I think I will stick with the javelin for another year or so.
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12' Snowbird built by WD Schock co. in 1958!
I was 15 and paid $250 for it on a trailer, sailed her all the time!

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1979 Glastron Spirit 28, purchased at 33 (just 7 months ago). :-) Although now I'm 34.
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MFG Copperhead

At 19 I got engaged and bought a 14' MFG Copperhead, cat rigged, very fast, and orange, also my first bank loan to pay for it $17 a month and no cosigner (maybe, I think the boat dealer may have cosigned without my knowledge). I sold the boat after I was married to build a deck on my new mobile home, boat, deck and mobile home are all history but the marriage is still intact after 34 years and my wife and I are restoring a 1961 New Horizons. I also own a 1969 Newport Holiday and a 1973 Sears Jetwind that I am restoring for my grandson

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My first sailboat was an Optimist dinghy for a few years when I was a kid.
This year I bought my first sailboat, a Beneteu First 26. I'm 26 and my boat is 24 years old..
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At 63 I bought my first sailboat or any boat, for that matter, last February. Wanted one large enough to liveaboard just could come up with the funds. Purchased a 1984 Starwind 22 and rigged her for coastal sailing on the Texas coast. We are loving every minute that we can go out. Still getting the basic down but soon we'll start doing over nights and longer sails.
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45 years old. Bought two Lasers with Olympic graphics(red and blue) for my two youngest boys. They didn't take to it....but I DID. I kept both so a friend could sail with me. Sailed 'em for a couple of years....next up was a Cape Dory Typhoon that I paid too much for. Fully restored it for the next owner, boy, do I wish I had that one back. She was SWEET!

Just bought a 25' Seaward in Seattle to fulfill a dream, to cruise the PNW. After a couple seasons of that, I'll probably tow it back to Florida....or maybe the North Channel if the money holds out.
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[QUOTE=kai34;350219]The title says it all. i was just wondering what kind of boats people had for their first sailboat and how old you were?

Cape Cod Knockabout Age 10...my father's but learned how to steam ribs, varnish, lay canvas etc. Later sailed/cruised the boat all over Long Islands East End and the Great South Bay. Home Port was Brookhaven on the Carmens River.
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13 or 14 yrs old. A 16' Venture catamaran.
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