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No spouse nor partner. Just a cat and some day a dog or two. If I need a man to do heavy work I will get one off the docks. The rest of the time no spouse required.
Yep. As Andy Rooney ("60 Minutes") once observed, "Ladies, why buy a pig when all you need is a little sausage from time to time", No?
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I have owed my own boats the past 20+ yrs...first fishing boats and now a sailboat. Love it! I continually learn more and more! I have sailed solo quite a bit in the Chesapeake Bay. This year will try the Atlantic...
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Thanks, Bubblehead!
I will definitely look into those. I have a couple books on the electrickery,including Calder's, but my problem seems to be taking it from page to hands - on where the mental block kicks in. I don't know how to transition from theoretical to practical. kinda like someone who has read all there is about sailing, but still can't translate to getting out on the water and actually going sailing. I need some hands on guidance, and I don't just know where to get it. Any suggestions?
thanks again for the helpful link!
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There should be a thread on what makes a great sailing marriage.

I'm the partner who really loves to sail, loves it so much I had to have a boat. My savings paid for the boat and I pay the slip fees out of my pocket. I'm the one who studies sailing magazines and books and reads navigation guides over coffee. I'm the one who figures out that our main isn't going up all the way because we aren't releasing the traveler, who is the better sailor in light winds, who doesn't panic at the helm in rough chop.

But sailing a modern cruiser also requires being able to fix engines and diagnose plumbing issues, and this is where my spouse, an engineer, shines. I don't think I would have dared get the boat without her. It's a sailing match made in heaven. I feel very lucky.

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Hello
Yup newbie here, just joined the site.
Don't have my boat yet but will next year. I got hooked on sailing with my partner when we did the winters south on the water and the summers north working. We made a great team...but a lousy couple. So he's off on his boat and I'm stuck here - for now.

Not experienced enough to be alone so I'll need a crew but can't wait to get back on the water.

And yes I'm a woman and yes I'll be the owner.
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I am! I just bought my first sailboat, a 23' Coronado! I don't know what I'm doing, but learning quickly
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Sage, you are welcome to practice sailing on my boat.
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I will soon. As with my 800cc motorcycle, time on my own was the best thing for building my confidence...which is what I am excited for sailing singlehanded. Can't wait to find the perfect match to call my own and cast off for open water. Galley swain wanted
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castingoff... congratulations. Good luck finding the great boat. Back in the day, I had a working file of possible boats that you might find useful.

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castingoff... congratulations. Good luck finding the great boat. Back in the day, I had a working file of possible boats that you might find useful.
Thanks for the resource. Will check it out. BTW, back in which day?

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