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I just bought a house along the Delaware River in the Philadelphia area and I am looking to get into sailing. My family has owned powerboats and PWCs all of my life, but I've never sailed before. I'm looking at a Chrysler Mutineer 15 Sloop Rigged Sailboat and I was wondering if this is a good first boat to learn and eventually use by myself. Any advice will help. Thanks.
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I just bought a house along the Delaware River in the Philadelphia area and I am looking to get into sailing. My family has owned powerboats and PWCs all of my life, but I've never sailed before. I'm looking at a Chrysler Mutineer 15 Sloop Rigged Sailboat and I was wondering if this is a good first boat to learn and eventually use by myself. Any advice will help. Thanks.
You probably want something a bit bigger for the Delaware -- strong currents and lots of power boat wakes on the weekends. We sailed a Catalina 22 on the river out of Winter's Marina. I don't think I'd want anything smaller.

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Thanks Jim. I'm not far from Winter's Marina so that's good to know. I'll keep that in mind while shopping around.
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