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Re: FIRST SAILBOAT! 1978 Pearson Ensign
Where were you thinking of sailing your new Ensign? I notice that there are some lakes that look big enough to the north (Scanandaga, George etc.). There is also the Hudson which is pretty small up by Albany. I guess Catskill, Saugerties, Hudson area is also fairly close where the river is wider.
If you want to see an Ensign rigged up and ready for sailing then come down to Nyack before November as that is when the boats get hauled for the winter. Once the boats get hauled though you would be able to see them up close and likely meet their owners. Right now they are all out on moorings and some are still doing races on the weekend.
Keep your eye out for any used Whisker pole or Spinnaker pole from other smaller boats (<=25'). There is certainly some kind of Ensign class maximum length restriction on the pole for racing though. The Ensign class website probably has the specs listed somewhere.
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