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What was your first sailboat and how old were you?

The title says it all. i was just wondering what kind of boats people had for their first sailboat and how old you were?

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11.5ft Laser Pico
19 years old

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Bought a Mirror Dinghy kit at the Toronto Boat Show when I was 21. Came with two books - one about how to build it and one about how to sail. Now I am thinking of getting new main sheet blocks that cost much more than the whole Mirror did.
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Brand new Laser, $1200 on a trailer, and I was 19 years old, 35 years ago

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i was 58 years old been sailing 2/3 years and bought a brand new Jeanneau DS40 in 2003 - she and i have gotten to know each other and now i am a full time cruiser - left miami on may 4 and currently in city island,ny and plan to explore long island for about a month and half and then head south again -
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Wood 8' centerboard sabot, don't remember age but we thought it was a 2 "person" boat. Learned to sail, bail, scrape, caulk, paint, and curse at leaks all on the same boat. My older brother gave it to me as in, "here ya go kid, it's all yours now, Happy Birthday, the bailers are lashed to the thwarts".

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OK.. some clarification please...

What does "had" mean?

Legally owned?
Sailed by yourself? (or at least in command)
Sailed on?
Family owned?
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OK.. some clarification please...

What does "had" mean?

Legally owned?
Sailed by yourself? (or at least in command)
Sailed on?
Family owned?
dj- i should have used "purchased" in place of "had". I mean legally owned or partly owned. i was just wondered how old people were when they owned their first boat and if they started with a dingy, a daysailor, or something bigger.

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12 ft Super Snark bought for $250 at a church rummage sail, I think I was around 22 or 23 yrs old. Never sailed before, taught myself. Hardest part was putting that thing on top of the car in a stiff breeze.
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