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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2015
Replies: 152
Views: 24,653
Posted By zzrider
Re: Is the sailboat market really this bad?

I'm always encouraged when I come to this forum and still see people new to sailing expressing interest in learning & getting a boat. It's nice to see the (hobby? pastime? sport? lifestyle?)...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-16-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By zzrider
Re: O'Day 20 vs DS2

I have a DS2. It's a fun boat, stout, very stable and forgiving for a CB dinghy. I think you'd really have to try hard or screw up very badly to capsize it, even single-handed. Rigging isn't bad...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-16-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By zzrider
Re: New sailboat owner

Congrats! Nothing like the feeling of newboatownerdom!

You will almost certainly need a long shaft outboard, and a pivoting mount to raise it up out of the water. No matter what you do, an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-14-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 7,880
Posted By zzrider
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

It is possible to get out on the water in a decent boat for your $1500 target. Just last summer I picked up an early 80's 17' O'Day Daysailer II for $1000 even, including a very decent trailer that...
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