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Love my Tanzer...that is all

This summer as part of a life change my wife and I took up sailing. After over a decade of working a dangerous high stress high fatigue job I needed an escape that was "intense" but also "disconnected from the world and as relaxing as you want to make it". Sailing seemed like a good idea. I already possessed the major skills needed from my career (map\compass\gps navigation, deep understanding of weather, emergency management, survival skills for the "outdoors", etc). All I had to do was learn "how to sail a boat" lol.

Anyways, we bought a Tanzer 7.5 and fu$#ing love the thing. She's been a solid ship on Lake Huron. Even under my "new guy" hands it's been a patient boat and has CONFIDENTLY sailed with me through some bouts of heavy weather on open BIG water Huron. It's brought a level of adventure, freedom, and relaxation to our lives I would have never dreamed possible.

I could go on all day.

Just sayin' I love my Tanzer. That is all.
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Re: Love my Tanzer...that is all

.. and good for you! Tanzers have always had a reputation for decent build and good manners, even though they may not be the prettiest girls at the dance.

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Re: Love my Tanzer...that is all

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.. and good for you! Tanzers have always had a reputation for decent build and good manners, even though they may not be the prettiest girls at the dance.

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Here's my last boat; a Tanzer 10.5 pilothouse. A great sailor and very comfortable. Also, not the ugliest girl at the dance......

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Re: Love my Tanzer...that is all

Y're damn straight. The Tanzer 7.5's appearance is... distinctive. But forgiving, respectably nimble, and fun.

The first boat I ever sailed was in high school when my father bought a used Tanzer 7.5 at the southern end of Lake Huron's Georgian Bay. For the next 4-5 weekends we'd sail it a little closer to the North Channel. From there I sailed the hell out of that boat, my father even more.

Do you love Georgian Bay and North Channel too? Describing them as spectacular is an understatement.

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We still have our well used T22 K/CB and trailer we bought new in 1981. While we were working it traveled on our vacations everywhere from north of Baltimore to St Augustine and the length of the Tennessee River from Knoxville to Paducah. It now lives on Watauga Lake in the mountains of East Tennessee.

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