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hello all my name is rick and im not new to sailing but i just found a deal on a sailing dinghy and have no idea what i just bought!!! but im joining this forum cause it looks like there is lots info on this site. well just some background on myself and my sailing experience. my first boat was a 14.2 capri loved it first time i sailed her i sailed it in a creek near my house and capsized and broke the mast step because all the wood was rotted and had to be towed back to the landing with sails and mast dragging in the water. so i gained some skills, wood working and fiber glassing and repaired my problems. took her back out a few times. then i deiced to go big and sail in a local bay area Georgetown harbor everything was fine until i tried to sail back up the channel and couldn't and learned that current sometimes can stop you from reaching your goals. so finally someone towed me back to the landing. so i had to sell that boat cause i moved into a condo and had no place to put my boat. Im 28 and im in love with sailing so iv talked to every one i know and asked if any one needs a crew member or knows any one who i can sail with. so in the mean time i found a sailboat on cregslist for 150 wile im saving for a 22+ft sail boat. the boat i got it 12 feet long and has a windsurfer mast sail and boom so being new to sailing im looking at this as a challenge and i have figured out how to tie the boom to the mast and tomorrow im taking the boat out for the first time in the ocean im going to launch off the beach so any advice is welcome. i would like to identify my hull and get the right sails on her so ill post some pics tomorrow. thanks in advance.
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Welcome. Be careful, report back.
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so i took it out today and wow what a difference from my 4.2 capri i definitely capsized like 4 times but i had a great time. i sailed out into the ocean then back in i didn't go to far cause i was scared of not making it back. it makes me want a boat with a motor bad
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