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Assistance with a shakedown run / Delaware area
After almost two months of nights and weekends replacing the broken mast step and repairing the broken deck on my little O'day Widgeon (Think Daysailer, but only 12' long) from last summer's mishap, I'm planning to go out and do a test run this Sunday, 5/17. I'm thinking Lums Pond, but it could be any suitable location within a reasonable drive of northern Delaware. I'm pretty confident about the quality of the repairs, but not quite as confident about my skills at this point. The damage was a dismasting due to an accidental gybe while a shroud was swaying loose. I've taken ASA 101 since then and have been doing a lot of reading about sailing too, but I'm awfully nervous about going out again, I have to say.
Does anyone know if there's a sailing school in my area that would be willing to accompany a novice for a half day for a shakedown run? Or, is there anyone here on the forum who'd be willing to help? Any other suggestions? I'm willing to pay a reasonable fee if necessary.
Last edited by tekphnx; 05-15-2009 at 10:13 PM.