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Like many, I gave always had a dream of sailing. However, it wasnt until Sept of 2019 that I acted on it. My wife and I decide to learn to sail. Neither of us had ever even been on a sailboat before. We schedule a sail learn in St. Vincent for the first week of Dec 2019 and ordered our ASA books for 101, 103, 104 and 114 and started studying. We quickly decided we would do better to get some hands on experience before going to better understand things and get the most out of the course. I tried some local forums/clubs to see if we could get a ride along and hands on from someone. No one even answered. So, we bought us an 18.5 Johnson Weekender and did our own thing. Wow, that was a rush and crazy experience but we did get some before our trip. The trip was amazing and we learned alot (still learning and realize we are still very green). We quickly decided we wanted more boat and something that would work for over nighters. We started out wanting to stay with trailer boats but they just were not big enough. After a ton of studying boats on facebook, ebay, craigslist and yacht world (there were others) and looking at aloft of junk and nice boats outside our price range, we have purchased a 1984 Cal 27. We should be taking possession of it on or before March 1st. We are currently looking at local marinas (Around Nashville TN) and trying to decide if we will be on trying to decide if we want to be on Piercy Priest Lake or Old Hickory Lake. I have a list of things I want to do and a few I need to do and will be asking questions on all of it. Looking forward to learning and making friends here and on the water.
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Welcome and congratulations. I've read good things about the Cal boats, and the 27 is a nice size to expand your sailing skills.
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