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I recently picked up a 24' windrose sailboat, this is the 1st time and sailboat I have stepped in or on. Its been a large learning curve, I'm in the process of making a aluminum rudder. I changed the axle, springs, tires, and bought new tires. Trailer tongue was bent, so cut it out, made new one a foot longer and added outboard motor holder & spair tire holder. Still have to change all the ropes for the rigging. When I picked up the boat, it had no sails, so I'm on the hunt for a nice used main and jib sails for a laguna windrose 24. My nefew and I are trying to get in the water this month, either in Lake Authur or Vermillion Bay, Louisiana. Any help would be appreciated!!!
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Welcome to the asylum!

Quiz question: How many ropes on a sailboat? Answer: NONE! They're all "lines". The exception is the bell rope if you have a bell. So, you're all sailored up now. Do a search for used sails. I've seen a number of chandleries that sell used sails at very reasonable rates.
Good luck on the launch. I know how exciting and nerve wracking it is. You'll do great!

Fair winds and fairer deals!

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Welcome to the dark side...we have cookies and wine. Some of us are fresh and some are seasoned, but we are all here to help each other and learn. ( and play with each other as well) so don't be shy and hang in there. No matter what happens it will be an amazing ride.
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1 rope??? I thought there were 2...the bell rope and the one thrown over the yardarm with a special loop knot (noose) on one end...LOL

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