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Hello all:
Just got bitten by the sail bug about a month ago. Too bad it wasn't 30 years ago when I was stationed at Kaneohe Bay but hey, it's never too late. I'm reading and learning all I can. Plan to attend the Annapolis show in October. I've purchased Don Casey's book and am looking into sailing schools in The People's Republic of New Jersey. Looking to buy a fixer upper by next year. I figured that a good way to learn about a boat is to fix one up.

My goal is to get a 30 to 37 footer with an inboard engine. Plan to sail locally and then the East Coast until I attain skills to handle heavy weather and emergencies etc...I know what I don't know but can't wait to get out there.

This forum is great and thanks for your comments.
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... Looking to buy a fixer upper by next year. I figured that a good way to learn about a boat is to fix one up. ...
Welcome to Sailnet. That's how I got started although my project boat was a tad smaller. Best of luck to you.
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Glad to have you, watch that you don't get over your head on a project boat. Being able to sail some days, and work others is good. A functional boat to start is usually the best way.

Make no mistake, once a sailor, always a sailor. Welcome!
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I too started by reading on this site for three years and purchased my first sailboat this April. I learned so much from sailnet that I think I could have taught my ASA 101 class. Good luck.
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