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Hello from another Ma. South Shore beach bum skier turned sailor

Hello all,
I started out on the Charles River sailing Mercurys and graduated to So. Boston's Optis and force fives in pleasure bay. That was a long time ago and I haven't been sailing for almost 25 yrs.
Since then I've always had all motorboats zipping from P-town to George's and all over the bay.
I've done some sailing over the summer and it resparked the bug.
I still have a runabout but I picked up an O'Day 23 and feel somewhat like a fish out of water. Rigging on this is nothing like a Flying Scott or Javlin so I'll be asking some obvious questions of what will most likely sound ridiculous to most of you but I will sincerely appreciate any advise you can provide.
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Hello all,
I started out on the Charles River sailing Mercurys and graduated to So. Boston's Optis and force fives in pleasure bay. That was a long time ago and I haven't been sailing for almost 25 yrs.
Since then I've always had all motorboats zipping from P-town to George's and all over the bay.
I've done some sailing over the summer and it resparked the bug.
I still have a runabout but I picked up an O'Day 23 and feel somewhat like a fish out of water. Rigging on this is nothing like a Flying Scott or Javlin so I'll be asking some obvious questions of what will most likely sound ridiculous to most of you but I will sincerely appreciate any advise you can provide.
Way cool, I got my start at Community Boating in Mercuries, I gotta say they were just as much fun as the big boats...I'm also on the South Shore if you need any local advice...and where do you ski?
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Thanks SF

How yeah doin' SF? It always nice to hear from someone who's knows of CB and and from SB. Thanks for the welcome.
As for skiing Nantasket beach with a little chop is OK but tubing with good swells is awesome. There is nothing like watching someone holding on for dear life and turn a quick 90 at 49 MPH and watch them fly 20 ft in the air, its great, even better when I'm on on it. You can ski from Burkes beach in Marshfield to Saquish, nice long ride with a sandy bottom. We've done Manomet from White Horse to the point a few times but its cold as ice.
If your trailering or like a nice long cruise go down the canal and up the Bass river to the pond up past the bridges awesome place to ski or tube. Long pond in Harwich is excellent with very little boat traffic, more often than not the local law won't tag you.

Now if you want to ski off the back of your sailboat there are always a few Nor'easters.
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