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Hello!

Hey everyone.

I'm pretty new to sailing. I've sailed a sunfish a couple of times but that was 5 years ago. I've been reading everything sailing-related I can get my hands on and am getting anxious to get out on the water.

I've been cruising craigslist for a nice small sailboat that will serve as a good beginner tool. I am looking at used Hobies, Sunfish and Lasers. I'm still in college and don't have much money to spend on a boat.

What do you guys think will be a good boat to learn on. I would be sailing inland lakes mostly. I really want to start developing some skills that could someday translate to blue water sailing when I have a job that pays more than 9 dollars an hour.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Welcome! And great name!

Just about any small boat you could get your hands on would do for learning; you've listed some good ones there that are fun and widely available on the used market. Where are you located?
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I live in Chapel Hill, NC. About 2 hour drive from the Ocean.
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Ahh, the Southern part of Heaven. Loved my four years in Chapel Hill! (And I'll be there tomorrow for the basketball game.)

We're about 2 hours east in Washington, NC on the Pamlico River. Stop by if you're ever in the area!
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Haha right on. I'm working for the first half of the game but plan on catching the rest at a bar. Stop by the station, first beer is on me!


Also do you happen to know any other classifieds apart from craiglist?
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