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First off, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I can't believe there have been 9 posts in this thread an NOBODY has asked for PICTURES yet!!! What is with you guys?? How can you let the OP get away with that???
She's not mine yet (survey is next week) so congratulations (and pictures) might be premature. I promise to post pics if it all works out.

Thanks for the tips, everyone. Good to know I'm not making a completely bone-headed judgement call here, getting the boat before having any experience with larger boats.

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Well, I hope the survey goes well and that we'll be seeing LOTS of new pictures! Good luck!

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The best way is to get the PO to go over everything with you and go out once or twice with them.

I went from a minifish to a 26' hunter. It sails the same, just handling under power will be the learning curve. Remember when you steer, it's the stern that swings around, not the bow.

If you're like me, the most difficult thing as a dinghy sailor was to learn to trust the ballast.

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Congrats on the new boat. Looking forward to pictures!
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Yeah...where's the update E???

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Cool thread. I'm in the same boat as your are, well not the exact same boat but I am going from a hunter 18, 4 years ago, to a Tartan 30 and know not much about docking, driving, are operating/maintaining a bigger boat. I also have done tons of reading and crewed on local races and did the Mac race once also but I only ever sailed or crewed on the boat. Never docked or cared for one. Lots of good info here.
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Yes, cool thread. I'll be watching this for updates. I am in a somewhat opposite position. I have many many years of 16-20ish foot powerboat experience, but until the last few years I knew nothing about sailing minus the fact I liked it. We went for formal ASA bareboat training and started dinghy sailing.

I was very happy with what I got out of my school but I also understand your position. Go slow, you'll be fine. The fact that you are thinking about your approach of getting experience shows you aren't rushing into something crazy. Good luck to you with your new ride.

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Re: From Dinghy Sailor to Cruising

Here she is, my new Pearson 28-2! The survey went fine, and the wire transfer cleared today. So happy to finally have my own boat!

Many thanks to Jimgo, who saw one of my previous threads while I was searching and put me in touch with the previous owner right when she went on the market.



We'll be sailing out of Shipwright Harbor, in Deale, MD. Thanks to everyone here who offered advice while I was taking the plunge.

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Great looking boat and an excellent choice!
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Congrats. Almost bought one myself before my current boat became available.

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