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I've been bitten by the sailing bug in the past years on a friends boat but it's always been towards the end of the summer sailing season. This year I've been bitten early and I'm always finding myself online looking for sailboats for sail. There seems to be a lot of good info here so I just had to join!
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Good to see another convert. Once bitten you are infected for life. Enjoy

You will regret the things you did not do, more than the things you did.

Get out there!

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lemme tell you a secret...
That BUG, bites HARD, and comes back... as you grow in skill, your desire for bigger and better, or faster, and bigger water grows. Eventually the bite goes from being seasonal, to being twice annual... then that kind of melds through the remaining seasons... eventually you are always looking for the "BIG SAIL."

Nothing wrong with healthy ambition. Sail on fellow sailor. Fair winds!
A person who loves to sail who does not have a boat, is just "between boats."

"Rum Line" a 1982, S2 7.9 - Production boat limit tester, blue-water bucket owner, with wine taste on a beer budget.
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The Bug bit me so bad that in the end of things I want a Viking funeral. diesel fuel and a match and I can sail into eternity.
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A Viking funeral! Now that's devotion! Good on ya mate
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JT,

Good time to be afflicted! Fall is coming. Some poor, misled people will tell you that it's called "fall" because that's what happens to the leaves. I will go on record to correct that. Fall is called " fall" because that's what happens to the boat prices during the autumn season. (I'm talking US). Depending on what you are looking for, you can pick up a decent 23 foot boat for about $2500. Cruise the marinas for auctions if you're looking for a big girl. But if you're really new (sounds like it) pick up a copy of The Complete Trailer Sailor by Brian Gilbert. Lots of great info including pics, specs, pros, cons and sketches of about 50 small boats 15 to 28 feet. Great bathroom primer that can help you decide what you like, what you hate and what you never knew you always wanted. I got mine for $10 on Ebay.

Oh, and welcome to the asylum!

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For the record, you said sailing bug, this is what came to mind first... Yep, the BUG makes you think like this.

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Good point with the falling of prices in fall. I mean, who in their right mind would buy a boat just before winterů.. :roll eyes:
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Towed,my baby home on Dec 12, 2008. A week before the storm hit and dumped 12"
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