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2airishuman buys a sailboat

Discussion in 'Boats and Boating Equipment' started by 2airishuman, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong Marine Scientist

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    We are dropping our little freshman at St.Olaf College, so close! How is the Scuba there? We can drysuit or wetsuit plus Thermalution shirts. She’s playing St Olaf ice hockey, bring credit to the Oles (we hope!)
     
  2. Ready4Launch

    Ready4Launch Nassau Grouper

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    Good luck - I am learning to sail through the community parks & rec programs. My 101 cert will probably be in August at some point. Props to you, because trailering a sailboat seems like the last thing I'd want to do when it comes to boat ownership.
     
  3. hammet

    hammet Manta Ray

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    If you think scuba is expensive...

    my new mainsail...
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  4. 2airishuman

    2airishuman Solo Diver

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    It does take practice and a combination of several skills (you have to be able to back up, for example).

    I never took the class, but have spent a lot of time at the helm of various power boats over the years, and that makes a big difference.
     
  5. mmerriman

    mmerriman Captain

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    no anchor rode?
     
  6. 2airishuman

    2airishuman Solo Diver

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    ::shrug:: that was what he said. It was a somewhat larger vessel and may have had an all-chain rode.
     
  7. WarrenZ

    WarrenZ Solo Diver

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    First gift I give a new boater is usually 100+ feet of heavy line. They will find a use for it on a boat.
     
  8. BenjaminF

    BenjaminF Photographer

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    100 feet is still a distance which the average person can swim back from... Maybe you should up that length by a factor of 3 or 4?
     
  9. soggybadger

    soggybadger Barracuda

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  10. falcon125

    falcon125 Nassau Grouper

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    "Bridget" is the perfect name since you plan on selling her in 5 years she is the bridge between your adventures. Does not mean you can't have a Re Christening ceremony.
    The process also involves many traditions intended to invite good luck, such as christening by breaking a sacrificial bottle of champagne over the bow as the ship is named aloud and launched.

    Ya did good helping out another so you got some good charma built up already.

    Thanks for posting your adventures, I await many more.
     
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