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Forum: Learning to Sail   02-25-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,720
Posted By ROTCatCU
Re: First time on the water today, I could use some advice!

I'm going to look for a little 2hp motor, and try to network among the sailing community.

Another question, when controlling the gib, should i use the windward or leeward sheet?
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-25-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,720
Posted By ROTCatCU
Re: First time on the water today, I could use some advice!

Looking closely at old .pdf assembly instructions, I did not run the main sheet line through the "traveler", which is why when i did try to use the mainsail, I was not able to control it.

Thanks...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-25-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,720
Posted By ROTCatCU
Re: First time on the water today, I could use some advice!

First, thanks for the great advice so far. I'm excited to be a part of this community!

I'm starting to understand some of my mistakes. First, every time I tried to point slightly upwind, the sails...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-24-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,720
Posted By ROTCatCU
Re: First time on the water today, I could use some advice!

Thanks for the responses so far! Now that i think about it i was jibing. Thanks. I think i should try just the mainsail next time. The problem is my wife says she wont go again unless i get a little...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-24-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,720
Posted By ROTCatCU
First time on the water today, I could use some advice!

Hello,

My wife and I took our Vagabond 14 to the lake today and had an interesting experience. We read a book and watched a video, and off we went!

We started by just using the jib and sailed...
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