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Re: Sailboat that can be beached???

I took your advice along with some others and it was a beautiful afternoon! I took boat out about waist deep and got in from the stern. Had center board in place waiting for deeper water. Had my son give me a hard shove into the wind to roll with the gentle breakers on the bay, drop the rudder, had my other son in the boat and he put the center board all the way down , I raised the main, he raised the jib and off we went. Like everyone has said, just keep practicing and eventually it will be like learning to ride a bike! We did tip it once but it was easy to right because winds were light at about 9 knots from SW. Plus it was 98 F so a dip in the water felt nice!
I appreciate all of the advice and encouragement to just keep trying. I do feel like that launching from the beach is not ideal for this boat, that a boat launce or directly from a dock would be a lot easier but part of sailing is learning all the ends and outs!
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You are right about needing less strings to go solo as a new sailor! I am getting the hang of the vanguard with the help of at least one more person but it will be a long time before I could ever sail it alone so I am keeping my eyes open for a Laser type/Force 5 kind of boat for just me.
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Re: Sailboat that can be beached???

I've been thinking of building one of these to make a solo trip around the south end of Florida. It is a Sharpie design so it is suited for shallow water. Both the daggerboard and rudder are designed to kick up when the hit bottom. Isn't a Sharpie a traditional design for the Chesapeake? Here is a picture of it on a beach.
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Re: Sailboat that can be beached???

I have never heard of the Sharpie but I love the idea of a kick up dagger board! I also love the idea of sailing from Florida to the Ches Bay but I have this 4 letter word in my way...WORK! Oh well, one day I will be able to just sail away whenever! I like the look fo the Sharpie. It looks like a really stable hull shape.
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You are right about needing less strings to go solo as a new sailor! I am getting the hang of the vanguard with the help of at least one more person but it will be a long time before I could ever sail it alone so I am keeping my eyes open for a Laser type/Force 5 kind of boat for just me.
fear of getting wet is usually the reason adults trying to retain dignity don't learn to single hand.

Plan on getting wet and or going over. it's easy enough to right the boat. Also, for new to sailing it's common to think we can "set" things and sail the boat.. NOT true. main sail lines should be in hand and or ready to release when a puff or gust comes on. "when in doubt, let out" still works for me sailing a 30ft boat alone.
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