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Hello from Charlotte, NC!

I'm Randy and I found this site while doing some initial research on sailing...my wife and I are planning on taking sailing lessons in the spring and then starting our search for a coastal cruising class boat. We are hoping to find a quality used boat approx 30-35'. While the thought of owning a boat is incredibly exciting....we plan to take our time and do it right the first time...Til then I am looking for books/info to help me with the fundamentals... Please offer any advice that will help this newbie! Thanks in advance!
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Just hang on and listen to these folks around here and you will learn a lot. You migh also try anything-sailing.com there is a lot of good info over there too. Welcome
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Randy, this is an exciting time. As you do your research and identify that "perfect boat", take an honest look at the real cost of owning that boat in your area.

A boat is like adopting a teenager and not being getting a tax deduction to go with it.

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Coastal North Carolina offers some great sailing. Let me know if there's anything I can help you with.

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