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You will get wet. If you don't you are doing something wrong.

If you are worried about your stuff getting wet then leave it on shore somewhere until you build up your confidence in avoiding a capsize incident.

Recovering from a capsize is not a big deal but it could be made more difficult if you are trying to gather various floating impediments that you brought along.

Will you be sailing on a lake or a salt water harbor or where?
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salt water harbor. i don't mind getting wet but i will do what ever i can not to capsize the first time out.
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When in doubt, let it out. Better to be overly eased on the sheets, even luffing a little at first. If the winds are light, you will get the hang of her very quickly. Have a great time.
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they make jumbo soft dry bags that hold sleeping bags and towels.
(campmor)

or the old 2 garbage bags and twist ties.

-everyone is correct, on picking you WEATHER, not the date you wish to sail.

if its blowing over 15knts, stay home. wait for low winds on the 1st sail out.

(not the busy holiday because you must take it out).

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From several years of kayaking:

Phone, keys, wallet each go into zip lock bags that then go into a good dry bag. Spare clothing, towel, etc are fine in water resistant stuff sacks. That said the clothes I bring along are synthetics that still insulate when wet.

But then again I can be a day or so from where I started so it's not like I can just quickly go home if my clothes get wet and I start to get cold, so I have to use good synthetics Spare clothes in a nylon stuff sack does pretty well staying dry. Just keep the less important/more water resistant stuff near the opening.

Zip locking the phone in a dry bag though. Dry bags fail.

Btw, when I'm talking about "dry bags" this is what I'm talking about: Advanced Elements 15 Liter Rolltop Dry Bag - SportsAuthority.com

If you spend any time at all around water they're a great investment.
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well i want to go out this weekend there isn't any other weekend i can take it out soon so i rather get it done this weekend. i want to sail it i might be sailing it Saturday if i get every thing done to the boat that i need to.
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Where are you going to sail her? We are going to have light winds on Sat, start blowing on Sunday and starting off well then dying down on Mon. It looks like it will be a good one here.
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Stay close to shore on a hot day and deliberately plunk the boat over and right it. Just be sure that there is more water under the boat than the mast is long. Rotate all of your family through this drill as the person in charge.
This way you will see what comes loose and starts to float far far away from you.
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Used to sail a Hobie cat quite a bit. If we didn't capsize or pitch poll at least twice a day we weren't going fast enough. Untill you go over it you don't know where the edge is.
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