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Complete noob, no boat, never sailed, don't know how.

But I wanna.

Going to get classes and I am reading everything I can. I have minor children oldest is 6 two are three.
Eventually when I retire (quite a few years) I want to cruise at least over the blue to the Bahamas. I guess I crave adventure.

Problem the wifey is no way .... She sees sea demons too scared, storms etc
can't see land etc.
However she says lake sailing may be ok. (She can see land)

to me its the minor leagues and not that interesting. However it would allow me to sail a lot more because we have lakes nearby.

anyway

for my first post a stream of consciousness question

What to do?
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  1. Save money
  2. Take classes
  3. Save more money
  4. Take wife on charter to BVI
  5. Save more money
  6. Send wife to learn to sail school for women
  7. Save more money
  8. Buy a boat
  9. Sail away
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Lake sailing is a lot of fun. It's a great way to learn how to sail because you can deal with much more wind without worrying about sea state. And you REALLY learn to tack and gybe!

If your wife is like mine, she'll get tired of sailing in circles on a lake and WANT to get out on the briny.
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We can always see land, sailing coastal in sheltered waters.. you needn't confine yourself to lakes. (which are more temperamental in many cases anyhow)

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Lake sailing is good.

My wife was like yours. She likes to see land. She is not the best swimmer.
But she is beginning to change. We bought a boat almost a year ago. This week-end she got behind the wheel and I saw her eyes light up. She is now hooked. Don't give up on the wife. Take sailing lessons with her.
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1> Take lessons, see if you like it.
2> Get hooked, do nothing but think of sailing into the big blue.
3> Try to get wife into it. She remains unimpressed and would rather sit by a pool.
4> Divorce. Expect to pay a lot.
5> Buy a boat. Expect to pay a lot.
6> Sail off to the islands, find a young girl there that likes boats and adventure.
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Don't dismiss lake sailing too quickly.. sure, the swells aren't there, but the random 50 knot gust coming out of the canyon will keep you awake.

Besides, when learning to sail, you don't need an ocean. A season or five on a good lake will teach you 90% of the sailing tricks. Heck, you'll learn 80% of the sailing tricks within 500 feet of the dock.

... or I'm wrong.

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Hmmm Would a pearson triton or and Alberg 30 be too big? What size is good for a lake
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But I wanna.....


Problem the wifey is no way .... She sees sea demons too scared, storms etc
can't see land etc.
However she says lake sailing may be ok. (She can see land)



What to do?
Ask her, politely, to give you your balls back and then go sailing.

Seriously, welcome aboard.
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Don't get down on lake sailing, its NOT the minor leagues. May want to start by opening your mind a bit. Also, there are many lakes that are quite large, especially here in MN. There are some others you may have heard about too..... Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, & Ontario....

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