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  1. I agree. But there aren't too many schools which teach adults on dinghys - instructors don't want to get wet.
  2. Snipe in Connecticut https://newhaven.craigslist.org/boa/d/clinton-mclaughlin-snipe-sailboat/7403402396.html
  3. Free JY 15, in New Jersey https://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/boa/d/belmar-jy-15/7402233516.html
  4. I would be interested to learn, per mile driven, who has more accidents, injuries, and deaths. (And, for full disclosure, I'm now a middle aged man who drove like an insane person in my 20s, and am still quite amazed that I survived).
  5. I've taken lessons from Blue Water Sailing School, in Florida, and Maryland School of Sailing, in the Virgin Islands, but these were both big boat courses (ASA 103 & 104, and 106 respectively). If you're new to sailing, I'd recommend learning on a small keelboat first. While I've never taken a class from them, I know that Offshore Sailing School has bases in Florida and the Caribbean, and does a lot of small boat instruction.
  6. Congrats. No need to wait to spring, fly down to the Caribbean in a few months and take some lessons!
  7. Here's a local (ish) $3000 boat, which probably had much more than that poured into it the last few years: https://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/boa/d/greenwich-1969-pearson-24/7400836482.html No connection, and know nothing about the design.
  8. Everything on a boat eventually needs replacing, and replacing things on a boat is expensive. Buy the one with the newer lines, rigging, sails, outboard, hardware, etc., even if it costs a bit more. If you buy a $3000 boat, and put another $3000 into it, you can maybe sell it for $3300. So try and find a $3300 boat where the previous owner just dumped 3 grand into it.
  9. Finally, after 40 years, they just started making part 2 - https://www.salon.com/2021/10/18/history-of-the-world-part-2-mel-brooks-hulu/
  10. Will be a million times simpler, cheaper, and faster to keep the sailboat at the club and use a small powerboat to get from your dock to the sailboat.
  11. The best boat is one that you use as often as possible, and have fun while sailing. Nothing wrong with asking folks for their experiences, or two compare two boats, but in the end the only person whose opinion matters is you (or your wife).
  12. 1981 - 27 feet, just enough boat to cruise with a family of 6 for two weeks. 2021 - 27 feet, just enough boat to take 3 people on a 2 hour daysail. I'm actually more aligned with the latter; unfortunately that means I'm about 25 years away from affording a boat that matches my use case.
  13. Winter Island is Salem, MA has a ramp and parking. Can sail all through Salem Sound, out to Miserly Island, through Marblehead harbor (which is some of the best boat watching in the world).
  14. Don't try to right it by standing on the CB. It'll break right off.
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