Going out with an experienced sailor is a great idea... if you have the proper equipment. I am guessing that JodyKS and her husband wanted to be sailing on their own boat. If you ask an experienced sailor to go out sailing with you on your own boat, it is pretty unlikely that he will bring much of anything, as he/she will probably expect that you have at least the minimal required safety gear.
However, many people who are new to sailing don't have an experienced friend to fall back on, and waiting until one is available means a lot less time out on the water, where they could be sailing, learning, and getting the experience they need.
Also, JodyKS clearly asked what would be necessary for their first time out on the water... and as I said, an experienced sailor is not a necessity or a requirement. Is it a good idea... I would agree it is, as it would cut down the learning curve considerably.
However, Jody and her husband may have just wanted to know what equipment to bring along, as this is the first time they are responsible for the safety of the boat and crew, and legally responsible for supplying the required safety gear.
Finally, if you look, Sailhog did suggest it... as the first response to Jody's post.
You might want to have a friend with some sailing experience take a look at your boat and give you some advice. It's going to be hard for anyone online to tell you what you need. Sailing isn't much fun when you're frustrated out of your mind. And the idea is to have fun...
So did Nolatom, a few posts later...
So if you really do read all of the posts... I guess your reading comprehension needs a bit of work...