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Hi! I am another newbie learning to sail. I have been around boats all my life but never sailboats. For my journey, I decided to start small so I could learn the basics and sail in many different locations, easily. I bought an old Barnett Butterfly. I put in some elbow grease and replaced a few things that needed it. Here is a picture of the hull before I cleaned it up and sanded it down.



I finally got to take her out last weekend and I had a great time. Plus I learned a lot. Like always take an oar and sailboats and weedy lakes don't play well together

Here is a picture right before I launched her.


I may repaint the deck this winter to get rid of the faded seventies burnt orange. Other than that I am hoping all the repairs are done for the summer.



I wanted to say that I have lurking around here for a little while now and this place is a wealth of knowledge. I hope to learn from everyone here. If all goes well I will buy a cruiser in the next two years.

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Ahh nice boat, good job...

do you happen to have a photo of yourself?? I love to meet other sailors...
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Hey, you didn't ask me for a photo...not that I would post one...
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Don't post a photo...you'll regret it... Giu is a nice guy, but he has a bad Photoshop habit...
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He don't need no photoshop, I'm ugly enuff as it is...!!!
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He don't need no photoshop, I'm ugly enuff as it is...!!!
I'll agree... just to be agreeable...
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Don't post a photo...you'll regret it... Giu is a nice guy, but he has a bad Photoshop habit...
Thanks for the heads up. I was just about to post a picture too. But I am already in the 2nd picture above.
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At any rate, have fun learning to sail, it sure is some cheap fun!!
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Stryker,
Nice job on the clean-up. Lake sailing is more fun on the larger lakes. I see from your photos that there are quite a few trees around your lake. On the smaller lakes the trees make for a fickle wind. It always seems there is a onehundred square yard of wind in the middle of the lake, and calm everywhere else. Enjoy!
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Have fun. Once you get comfortable sailing a small, light, responsive boat like the Butterfly, sailing the larger stuff will be a walk in the park.
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