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post #1 of 6 Old 06-06-2011 Thread Starter
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Hello from texas

Well I figured I should say hello and introduce myself. Let me start by saying My knowledge about sailing is zero, but I just bought a cal t-4. I am comfortable with fast cars and I always tell people not to buy one just because it sounds interesting. Now I have done pretty much that with this boat. I've always wanted to learn and never had the opportunity. Now I do and I'm starting at the bottom. So try not to get to frustrated with me.

Now for the important part. It's a 72 Jensen cal t-4 that has been on a local lake for a while and the person I purchased it from has had it 1.5 years and is new to sailing. He is going to show me the basics this weekend and then I'm on my own so to speak. She's in fair shape from what I can tell and he takes it out often.

Any words of wisdom and direction are appreciated I look forward to learning and becoming proficient. Thanks for this site. So far I can't get away from it.
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Welcome, that is a great looking boat (goggle). There no secret to sailing itself, most you will learn as you go, always ask for advice if unsure, everyone is will to provide you with there own experience until you gain your own.

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Howdy from Texas!
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Thanks it is the one that was posted on craigslist in Dallas. I have added a 6 hp yamaha as the first upgrade and spent the night on her last night.


Where bouts in Texas?
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Myt4,

The secret to sailing is . . . sailing. Just do it. We bought our boat in complete ignorance. The first time I had ever hanked on a jib, wait, been on a sailboat, was when I took my Lancer 25 out past the break water. I had read "Sailing for Dummies" , "The Complete Trailer Sailor" and a USCG publication. I had the basics in my head but no experience. But, it has BEEN an experience. Get sailing and push your comfort zone a little each time. Don't be stupid but be brave.
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Hi back from Texas, I just purchased a boat on Lake Lavon, a 28' Lancer! This is my first Sailboat, I made the move from power boats.

Fair winds and following seas!
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