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Forum: Learning to Sail   06-21-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 6,796
Posted By HopefulRookie
My wife got me a copy of "Sailing for Dummies"...

My wife got me a copy of "Sailing for Dummies" (that hooked me).
We are going to get a couple lessons while working on our boat. Then we are off.
I will no doubt keep reading, but its nice to see...
Forum: C25 and 250   06-20-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,917
Posted By HopefulRookie
I was thinking it was not a real structure...

I was thinking it was not a real structure problem..but ... is ugly.

I'm starting now to look alittle further out. Might mean bigger road trips but I'm seeing some nicer boats closer to the coasts...
Forum: C25 and 250   06-20-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,917
Posted By HopefulRookie
Wife said under 10k, I think the main problem is...

Wife said under 10k, I think the main problem is our location, Memphis, TN. Not huge sailing communities around.

the front runner is the Catalina 25.. its primary problems are heavy oxidation and...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-20-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 6,796
Posted By HopefulRookie
My wife and I have no exp. sailing and we are...

My wife and I have no exp. sailing and we are looking at a Catalina 25. The PO is willing to give us some lessons and we have a good bit of work ahead of us. We will only be on a lake so should be a...
Forum: Cal   06-20-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,966
Posted By HopefulRookie
Those are very nice colors. Looks great.

Those are very nice colors. Looks great.
Forum: C25 and 250   06-20-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,917
Posted By HopefulRookie
additional note: Others that are on the short...

additional note: Others that are on the short list include.

197? Hunter 25.5 (needs alot of updating)
1996 Hunter 26 (needs alot of cleaning and bottom paint)
1977 Catalina 27 (really like the...
Forum: C25 and 250   06-19-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,917
Posted By HopefulRookie
Input on possible first boat

I want to get some opinions on a boat that has made the short list.
We have our eye on an 81 C25. it has its problems but we won't know the extent until a survey.

The wife is excited so the hard...
Forum: Catalina   06-15-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 19,978
Posted By HopefulRookie
My wife and I (notice her before me) are going to...

My wife and I (notice her before me) are going to look at a 1977 Catalina 27 tall rig this weekend and would like to hear peoples general impressions of this boat for a couple with no sailing exp. It...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-12-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 13,092
Posted By HopefulRookie
My wife brought me home (Sailing for Dummies). I...

My wife brought me home (Sailing for Dummies). I have found it very informative.
:D
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-12-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By HopefulRookie
Sailing in TN?

who knew you could sail in TN. I always thought it was only powerboats.

My Wife and I have never sailed but are looking to get our own in the next 3 months.

So glad I came across this sight and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-12-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By HopefulRookie
Hey Frank, My Wife and I are looking to do the...

Hey Frank, My Wife and I are looking to do the same, also west tn. I would be interested in your impressions so far.
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