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One of my friends just bought a 1973 O'Day Javelin for her three kids. It looks like a great little boat to learn on, with a fractional sloop rig and swept back spreaders. Her two older children have crewed for me on my boat, and really like sailing.

I guess I'm a bad influence... But three more sailors in this world is always a good thing.

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Great little boat- I owned one for 10 years or so, sailed her on Lake Michigan before I moved to this damned river!

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I sailed on one several times when I was a child, but haven't seen one in years.

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One of my friends just bought a 1973 O'Day Javelin for her three kids. It looks like a great little boat to learn on, with a fractional sloop rig and swept back spreaders. Her two older children have crewed for me on my boat, and really like sailing.

I guess I'm a bad influence... But three more sailors in this world is always a good thing.

You did a good thing here dog! You Recommended a Mono hull, the kids will be grateful in years to come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I ever tell you what an evil bastage you are...

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I ever tell you what an evil bastage you are...
Second time I heard that today. You were about 20 minutes behind my wife! lol
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She's a smart lady... and tell me again, why she married you??

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She's a smart lady... and tell me again, why she married you??

for my good looks and money! lol
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