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Am picking her up (the boat, not the wife) in New Bern, NC on Wednesday. Will take her out and learn how she and I get along. Will either work or there will be a 36' Nauticat on the market in a couple of months.
Anyone interested in crewing with me up the ICW in a couple of weeks?
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From New Bern to where?
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Speedo- Welcome! Sailing can be quite a chore, but it can be rewarding as well. Pushing everything to the limit to make your hull speed + and dipping the rails is some damn good free fun! I have a sister and 4 nephews in Surfside and Lake Jackson. I'm up in NC, fixin to move to tidewater Va soon.
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yea...since it was no to sailing, i got a Harley. So know i have a big payment on something i dont really ride. nice huh?
hey when people say take the 101 class, i get that. then they say, then go sailing. where? can you rent little boats? how can a total newbie just up and Go Sail?
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A Harley and a sailboat would be the best of both worlds, but sailboats rule!

Go to your local marina and ask around to see if somebody will rent you a small boat for the day. I wouldn't bring your wife for the first little while as you may scare her into not going again. You may find somebody to bring you both for the day and she may end up liking it. You can also do what I did 3 years ago. I went out and bought a 26' Grampian withough telling my wife hoping she would like sailing. Figured, if she hatted it I could just sell the boat, small investement....ends up she loves it and not the lease bit scared. I'm a very lucky man. We bought a 36' Morgan last fall.

As far as taking classes, it's a good idea. I just read alot, learned how to read charts and took a correspondence boating course. Other than that, when I got my boat, a friend showed me the basics and then we just went out and sailed, it's not hard to learn and it's alot quieter than a Harley.

Good luck.
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Please post a phot of yourself...I like to see new people!!

I am also very shy...because I am small and bald
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G, is about 3 apples high and wears a french hair piece. ....and extremely shy. Can you blame him?
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Take the sailing class and then get involved. Find a sailing club and ask how you can get involved. I've seen a few people take the intro ASA 101 course but then fall back out of sailing because they had no easy outlet afterward.
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yea...since it was no to sailing, i got a Harley. So know i have a big payment on something i dont really ride. nice huh?
hey when people say take the 101 class, i get that. then they say, then go sailing. where? can you rent little boats? how can a total newbie just up and Go Sail?
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SA,

Sold my Harley, bought a boat, Catalina 25. Best decision I ever made. Never gave the bike another thought until just now

I had the desire for sailing for years but life always got in the way. I took a basic sailing course offered by the American Red Cross and learned on a 14' dinghy last summer. Once you raise sails for the first time, you will be hooked! Best of luck.
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SA,

Sold my Harley, bought a boat, Catalina 25. Best decision I ever made. Never gave the bike another thought until just now

I had the desire for sailing for years but life always got in the way. I took a basic sailing course offered by the American Red Cross and learned on a 14' dinghy last summer. Once you raise sails for the first time, you will be hooked! Best of luck.
yea my beef is that i bought a Harley and i have 5 years to pay on it. NEVER make a major purchase without giving it a weeks thought. i was like, hey lets get a Harley. the wife likes Bikes so BAM! we buy a harley.......stupid Ape....i know....
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Have you checked any of these out yet?
Sailing Clubs - Texas
South Coast Sailing Adventures, Charters and Sailing School
B Sailing-a private sailing club in Seabrook Texas featuring J-80 sailboats for rent through annual memberships and sailing lessons.
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