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06-07-2007 09:20 PM
travler37 Ape,
Here is how i am doing it.Crosses fingers and hopes.......
Background,I have ben on the hard for 25 years and she has seen JAWS..nuf said.Youngest child will be out of nest next summer.
Have house,double wide trailer and 30x70 barn.Currently building her new "house" in top of barn.This is her "ESCAPE".If she can not handle cursing full time or wants a break she has somewhere to go.This escape was a big thing in her saying"maybe".
Advice for you and wife is make sure she has a place to go if she hates it.Or suddenly decides she hates YOU!!!!! If she loves it you can rent out ESCAPE for income.
I just did a ASA keel boat 101 course and never having any formal training and having that "old timers" thing as far as memory i would defiantly suggest you pony up for the course.I learned allot as far as terms and was a good refresher as far as thinking before doing.
Mark
06-05-2007 10:27 AM
USCGRET1990 Have you checked any of these out yet?
Sailing Clubs - Texas
South Coast Sailing Adventures, Charters and Sailing School
B Sailing-a private sailing club in Seabrook Texas featuring J-80 sailboats for rent through annual memberships and sailing lessons.
06-05-2007 10:17 AM
SpeedoApe
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saylah
SA,

Sold my Harley, bought a boat, Catalina 25. Best decision I ever made. Never gave the bike another thought until just now

I had the desire for sailing for years but life always got in the way. I took a basic sailing course offered by the American Red Cross and learned on a 14' dinghy last summer. Once you raise sails for the first time, you will be hooked! Best of luck.
yea my beef is that i bought a Harley and i have 5 years to pay on it. NEVER make a major purchase without giving it a weeks thought. i was like, hey lets get a Harley. the wife likes Bikes so BAM! we buy a harley.......stupid Ape....i know....
SpeedoApe
06-05-2007 10:12 AM
Saylah
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedoApe
yea...since it was no to sailing, i got a Harley. So know i have a big payment on something i dont really ride. nice huh?
hey when people say take the 101 class, i get that. then they say, then go sailing. where? can you rent little boats? how can a total newbie just up and Go Sail?
S.A.
SA,

Sold my Harley, bought a boat, Catalina 25. Best decision I ever made. Never gave the bike another thought until just now

I had the desire for sailing for years but life always got in the way. I took a basic sailing course offered by the American Red Cross and learned on a 14' dinghy last summer. Once you raise sails for the first time, you will be hooked! Best of luck.
06-05-2007 09:27 AM
Jotun Take the sailing class and then get involved. Find a sailing club and ask how you can get involved. I've seen a few people take the intro ASA 101 course but then fall back out of sailing because they had no easy outlet afterward.
06-05-2007 09:05 AM
canadianseamonkey
Quote:
Originally Posted by Giulietta
Please post a phot of yourself...I like to see new people!!

I am also very shy...because I am small and bald
G, is about 3 apples high and wears a french hair piece. ....and extremely shy. Can you blame him?
06-04-2007 08:25 PM
uspirate
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Originally Posted by Giulietta
Please post a phot of yourself...I like to see new people!!

I am also very shy...because I am small and bald
dont fall for it...loading photshop as i type
06-04-2007 08:00 PM
Giulietta Please post a phot of yourself...I like to see new people!!

I am also very shy...because I am small and bald
06-04-2007 07:48 PM
canadianseamonkey
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedoApe
yea...since it was no to sailing, i got a Harley. So know i have a big payment on something i dont really ride. nice huh?
hey when people say take the 101 class, i get that. then they say, then go sailing. where? can you rent little boats? how can a total newbie just up and Go Sail?
S.A.
A Harley and a sailboat would be the best of both worlds, but sailboats rule!

Go to your local marina and ask around to see if somebody will rent you a small boat for the day. I wouldn't bring your wife for the first little while as you may scare her into not going again. You may find somebody to bring you both for the day and she may end up liking it. You can also do what I did 3 years ago. I went out and bought a 26' Grampian withough telling my wife hoping she would like sailing. Figured, if she hatted it I could just sell the boat, small investement....ends up she loves it and not the lease bit scared. I'm a very lucky man. We bought a 36' Morgan last fall.

As far as taking classes, it's a good idea. I just read alot, learned how to read charts and took a correspondence boating course. Other than that, when I got my boat, a friend showed me the basics and then we just went out and sailed, it's not hard to learn and it's alot quieter than a Harley.

Good luck.
06-04-2007 06:37 PM
USCGRET1990 Speedo- Welcome! Sailing can be quite a chore, but it can be rewarding as well. Pushing everything to the limit to make your hull speed + and dipping the rails is some damn good free fun! I have a sister and 4 nephews in Surfside and Lake Jackson. I'm up in NC, fixin to move to tidewater Va soon.
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