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Offline Yamaha33410

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First time sailing
« on: March 20, 2017, 10:59:54 AM »

Got to maiden the 16 Saturday, first time ever being on a sailboat! Thanks to the forum for the help getting it rigged up, countless hours of youtube figuring out how to sail, and persistence to try new things and get out on the water, luckily I live in a great area for a boat! Heres some pictures of the journey, everything was great!









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Offline HeaveToo

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Re: First time sailing
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 11:52:08 AM »
Congratulations on your first trip.  It is like magic when the motor is off and the sails take over.  It looks like you had a great time and your crew enjoyed it too!  Glad to see someone bringing up a future sailor!
Døyr fe, døyr frender
Døyr sjølv det sama
men ordet om deg aldreg døyr
vinn du et gjetord gjevt

Offline HenryC

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Re: First time sailing
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 06:25:56 PM »
Lucky guy.  Lucky kid.

I envy you both.

And I guarantee you will both remember that day for as long as you live.

Cheers,
Hank

Offline retrafwo

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Re: First time sailing
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 06:32:33 PM »
I hope the magic never disappears for you and it captures the imagination of your family. its also a fantastic life skill. Congratulations!
Per Ardua Ad Astra

Offline ChuckD

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Re: First time sailing
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 07:13:27 PM »
Congrats!
Looks like a beautiful sail!
Thanks for sharing,
Chuck
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Offline deisher6

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Re: First time sailing
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 08:34:24 PM »
Hey ChuckD:
Great to see a youngster sailing.....good work.
regards charlie

Offline Potcake boy

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Re: First time sailing
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2017, 09:06:53 PM »
Well, Yamaha, you did it now. That boy is no longer interested in being a doctor when he grows up, he wants to be an America's Cup skipper.
What a fantastic way to spend a day with your son. Is that Sarasota area I see in the background?
Ron
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Punta Gorda Florida

A mouse around the house - but much hotter on the water

Offline Yamaha33410

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Re: First time sailing
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2017, 09:38:39 PM »
Thanks, was a great day even though I was stressing everything, next outing will be better yet! I was really stressing pulling a boat out of the water for the first time ever and I was using a 4 cylinder manual trans 2wd Ranger LOL... Now that I know she pulls out of the water decent game on!

We are in west palm beach in the Lake Worth lagoon and we are on Munyon Island for most of those pics! Peanut Island is next with some snorkeling, more sailing practice when it's windy, and preparation for Keys adventure this summer!!! Follow us on Instagram TB561 Thanks
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Offline kahp ho

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Re: First time sailing
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2017, 09:51:19 PM »
You look much younger then you sound.

lol. Glad you had a good time. Like I tell other people. Sailing is easy to learn but then you spend the rest of your life learning to do it really well.
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