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Smile We took the plunge!!!

Well, I just found this site and read around alittle, so figured the least I could do is introduce myself. I just fell on a deal on a Clipper 26, so for a little surprise birthday gift for the wife, we have a sailboat! Now comes the task of learning how to sail (don't think it's a great idea to take out the family, or go by myself until I learn how to operate the boat)! We are in Washington so figure once I get proficient enough we would love to sail around the sound. I grew up in Maine on the coast, so used to motorboats like trawlers. Guess thats a good start to hopefully a long venture on here and look forward to picking your brains and learning as much as I can!
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That will be a fun boat to learn the "ropes" on. Welcome aboard!
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Good for you and welcome aboard. Hope you get all the enjoyment from it you hope for.
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Thank you very much! Lately the "boat bug" has bit me again. I was missing owning a boat. Only thing now is to find some lessons. I know I am a quick learner, but would feel safer with the family if I learned from a course or someone with experience.
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Where are you at exactly...artbyjody posts here frequently and is always looking for crew..He just finished a race series and is now spending weekends wineing and dining a mostly all woman crew... look for him to post on Tuesday when he most likely will return with another carnage report.. and see if you and your wife can hook up for a few pointers on a big boat..Then you should be able to transfer that to yours and feel comfortable taking your family out for a light wind day sail and build your confidance..

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I am in Lakewood, right outside of Tacoma and University Place. Not the greatest area but have to live close the Ft Lewis. Figured since I deploy alot, this would be a great family event.
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Welcome to Sailnet and best of luck with the boat.
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