Join Date: May 2009
Location: Palm Island Miami Beach
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My first and current sailboat, a 44ft cutter.
I read prolifically whilst installing the mast, standing rigging etc.
bought a set of used sails, motored out into Biscayne bay by myself, took a good look around to make sure no-one was watching and put the sails up.
was sailing about 30secinds later.
Solo'd from Miami through the Abacos and back a few months later.
The scariest part for me was passing under the bridge at the MacArthur Causeway, I'd measured the mast about 10 times, measured from the deck to the waterline, and should have 4ft clear at high tide, sure didn't look like it though on the approach.
Schucker 44 Cutter