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  1. Looking for mentor in Louisiana

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi, all, We recently moved to Baton Rouge from Atlanta. I had JUST started taking sailing lessons on Lake Lanier there when we moved here. I loved it. I’m wondering if there’s someone that sails Lake Ponchartrain who wouldn't mind a newbie hanging around and learning more. I had a great...
  2. Help!!!! Tanzer 7.5 Keel Cut

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hello guys, i'm new to the forum AND to sailing. I figured I would get into sailing to catch a break from gas prices in my powerboat. But.. Here's my problem. The boat I chose to purchase is a Tanzer 7.5. I did my research on the actual model prior to buying and read it was decent for...
  3. Couple reacquainting with sailing, ISO best vessel for live aboard

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi everyone. For starters, my normal M.O. for research on any subject is to do Google searches and watch subject-appropriate videos, but this endeavor requires much more wisdom from experiences of those who thrive in the lifestyle we wish to align ourselves with. That said, my wife and I will be...
  4. Diving right into a Liveaboard

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hey guys, I am super new to sailing and am looking to dive right into the liveaboard lifestyle. I am looking at getting a cat potentially a gemini 105 as my first liveaboard. First problem is that I am young 23 years old and will need to finance. I have looked at Essex for financing, does anyone...
  5. Starting from Scratch, want to bareboat in BVI in the spring...need advice

    100% new to the idea of sailing. When I was looking for a vacation to BVI, I stumbled across YouTube videos of bareboat sailing. I fell in love at first sight...this looked like everything I ever wanted a vacation to be. My limited knowledge has led me to understand that I need to be bareboat...
  6. The 10-12 year plan

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    Greetings, I've come across references to this site from multiple cruising blogs and other resources while digging up information related to our plan. The short end of it is that once the kids are out on their own we're basically planning on selling just about everything and buying a blue water...
  7. Western MA sailing spots

    Learning to Sail
    Anyone here from western Massachusetts? Im new to sailing, bought a 70's lightning(sweeeeet) and need to hear of some sweet spots to daysial nice and casual like at first, but then have enough room to let her rip once I get some experience. I was initially thinking of sailing the CT river near...