Join Date: Jan 2011
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Re: Greetings to all
I may have a slightly off point of view from many, being a trailer sailor. If we we sitting down, sipping a couple of Sam Adams, I'd say buy a boat, a 24 footer and get sailing! Take a class, get certified but get out there! Whatever age the girls are, get them into it so they won't leave it. I waited too long. Now my youngest comes occasionally, my oldest rarely. Most of the time it's me and my lovely bride. Makes for some great romance but I'd give up, well, some of it up, to have my boys with me.
A 24 footer on a trailer would be about $5000, about 1/4 of your neighbors Harley. Mooring fees, nada. Slip fees, only on those special nights. So, for pretty short money you can get the family in love with the water now, when there's time for the love to grow.
So . . . I guess I've bared one of my biggest regrets.