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Fantastic sail today

12 - 15 knot winds gusting to 18. Reefed the main and away I went. Single handed in my little boat and all was well with the world. Enough wind today to find out what a backwinded main looks like, and how to fix it. I learned a lot. I also figured out what the paddle is for (here in ontario, it's the law to have a paddle or an anchor in the boat. I have both). It's used to untangle the jib sheet from a forward cleat while still hanging onto the tiller .

I am addicted. It's hopeless.

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sounds like a fun way its amazing the way things never are used for there tru use...
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12 - 15 knot winds gusting to 18. Reefed the main and away I went. Single handed in my little boat and all was well with the world. Enough wind today to find out what a backwinded main looks like, and how to fix it. I learned a lot. I also figured out what the paddle is for (here in ontario, it's the law to have a paddle or an anchor in the boat. I have both). It's used to untangle the jib sheet from a forward cleat while still hanging onto the tiller .

I am addicted. It's hopeless.

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Nice. Meanwhile I sailed a desk all day.
i do tht everyday in school.......its a whole lotta fun
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i was out on sunsails newest boat the other - what fun - going to take sailing holiday in greece next year with these guys - should check them out
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