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this is why i sail

So this is my reason why i wanna get rid of my motor boat so bad and get a sailboat i can sleep on. If i Had a sailboat i could sleep on i wouldn't be typing this right now.

But tonight i went for a sail. there was supose to be a storm coming in but i saw no sign of it and i wanted to go for a sail. so i raised the main with the new haylard and saw it was tangles with the topping lift but i got the sail up enough so it didn't matter there was a belly in the sail but i was use to that because of the old haylard making a big belly. so i had the sail raised what messing with one of the ropes that keeps the back hatch on. with the sail raised i wasn't sure if i was going for a sail but then i said screw it and hooked the digny up to the mooring and left. went out a lil bit tacked once then started heading back in i look back and realize that i was going down wind into the sunset. And then i realize why life's so good. so then i get back to the mooring no problem.

hook the sailboat to the mooring drop the sail put every thing away and head back in before dark. one nice sail today. i can't wait till i get a sailboat i can sleep on becasue i wouldn't be coming home tonight i would be with a buddy sailing to a cove and sleeping on the boat and in the morning catch the northerly wind and cruise down the bay drinking cup of coffe and heading to and island and get to the island at the night and anchor up and sleep again. or go to some were to have lunch in bristol. all the things i could do with a boat to sleep on but for now i will just keep learning on my boat i will never sell my current sailboat my dad won't let me so i will just keep learning on it and maybe teach my friends on it.
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The grammar, spelling,punctuation and syntax sucked, but the imagery and sentiment are spot on, kid. You don't NEED a boat with a cabin- all you need is a tent and desire. Shore camping is a great adventure.

Great story, and I admire your enthusiasm. Never lose it, kid. We've got too many cynical adults in the world today- we need more dreamers.
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We need to get you a bigger boat. Life comes at you fast.
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Thanks for sharing. After reading your struggles with yourself in the chat room over your boats, it sounds like this evening you've found a little bit of peace.

I hope you have that same sense of wonder and adventure at 35 as you do at 15.
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believe me i hope i have this passion for sailing for the rest of my life. I could try doing beach camping but that would be hard to keep the boat were you should so when you don't wake up and the boat is beached fully till high tide again and i don't wanna have to worry about at low tide the boat being 15' away from me when i wake up.
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believe me i hope i have this passion for sailing for the rest of my life. I could try doing beach camping but that would be hard to keep the boat were you should so when you don't wake up and the boat is beached fully till high tide again and i don't wanna have to worry about at low tide the boat being 15' away from me when i wake up.
Breathe, small. Throw in a period or two every now and then.
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Nice story SBL. I can't wait for you to have your bigger boat too.
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After all the posts on your boating issues, it was good to read of your enjoyable sail. Sounds like you found some peace. I enjoy your enthusiasm but definitely slow down. Use a period, take a breath and enjoy the sailing life. Hope you get your "sleep on" boat soon.
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Give a boom tent a try. It's not exactly the same thing, but it will get you out there doing what you want.

Glad to hear you're enjoying yourself.
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Re: this is why i sail

I know that this is an old thread but have you considered a Wayfarer. They are almost identical to your mistral, and very well known for light cruising.
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