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Old 10-03-2011
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There's no better way to learn something than to not have a choice.

My first manual transmission car was purchased 4 hours from home with me never having driven a stick before. That first drive home was a heck of a learning experience!
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Originally Posted by astraeus View Post
Welcome aboard.

Don't feel too bad, I didn't know much about sailing when I bought my boat either. I had only sailed sunfish a couple of times and crewed on a Flying Scot in one regatta.

Nothing like jumping in head first.

Good luck and enjoy.
...and..I took on a rebuild of a flyingdutchman,and couldn't sail.LOL good luck.have fun.We now own a TS16,still learning.

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I met a guy in Cape Breton who spent 8 years building a 42 ft ketch by hand. I met him just after launch and he confessed to me that he had no idea how to sail it! I gather he has since learned and done some significant cruising.
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not so dumb...jumping in with both feet is a great way to start...and your choice of boat is great...good stable boat and easy to learn...I'd use the philosophy of how to cure a cold...go to bed with a good book or a friend that read one.
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