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Adam4LSU
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Anyone here sail?



I've been on the water my entire life and I'm not sure how I've never gotten into sailing. I've been wanting to get into it for a while now and I'm looking for some advice on where to start. In theory, it seems pretty straight forward and it looks like some older boats are pretty cheap. What does the OB suggest I do to get started?

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KingRanch
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re: Anyone here sail?


Sailing's like sex





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El Josey Wales
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re: Anyone here sail?


I'm pretty sure Faxis is an avid sailor.





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Adam4LSU
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I showed my wife a youtube vid of this couple on a 40ft cat sailing to fiji. Her reaction...."do it..."

I really want to learn so that by the time I'm ready to retire I can splurge and get her that 40ft cat and know wtf I'm doing






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Nodust
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quote:

Sailing's like sex


After you take the boat out a few times, it just floats and nothing exciting happens?






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KingRanch
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I was quoting wedding crashers





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Nodust
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Sorry. Missed that





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wickowick
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quote:

Anyone here ________?


If it is outdoor related there is someone here that has done almost everything...






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NYCAuburn
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There are a couple of marinas and companies that sell boats, that also teach how to. My wife and I are thinking about doing the training so we can do a BVI sailing trip. I believe there is a big company out of LA that does weekend classes.





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El Josey Wales
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quote:

If it is outdoor related there is someone here that has done almost everything...


And his name is Roger.






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HeadBusta4LSU
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faxis is a sailor





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SmackoverHawg
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Us Flagshippers are always sailing!





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tiger693
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OP, great question to start with: On what body of water do you plan to sail? Fresh and Saltwater sailing have considerable differences





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QuietTiger
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And his name is Roger.

Where's he been?
OP. I sailed in the 70's, but as crew in limited capacity. We had to get the vessel far enough away from land for her to feel, frisky is a good word for it.






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NYCAuburn
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Murray yacht sales out of New Orleans is one of the companies I was referring to above. They have info on their website.





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wickowick
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quote:

Where's he been?


It is dark up there now, must be sleeping all day...






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QuietTiger
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must be sleeping all day...


Yeah, the long days wear you out and the short ones make you wanna jump off a cliff.






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faxis
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I sail.

As much as possible or twice a week.

As for getting started, it's fairly self explanatory. Find somebody that knows what they're doing and go for a ride. Learn to crew. Take a dinghy sailing course. Get a little boat to start with and learn to handle it. While you're doing that, you'll be learning more and will get your heart set on something bigger. That will give you time to step up to it, learn how to sail, and learn what you need in a boat and what you don't.

Or you can skip all that, find some Catalina 22 from after 86 for a couple thousand dollars and figure it the hell out!

Man I can talk sailing ALLLLL DAY so hit me up with questions. There's a few of us on here that sail.

I started with a sunfish then moved up to Hobie Cats, then keelboats. I sail a Catalina 22 that my best friend bought in '87. He died and I ended up with her. That's my church. She's probably got enough miles on her in lakes and coastal GOM to sail around the world.

I've had my family of me, the wife, and three daughters on that boat for as long as five nights on Lake Ouachita. You'd be amazed how much shite you can put on a boat when you don't have to have half your hold full of motor.

Now me and my buddies have a bunch of boats and we crew for each other depending on what the conditions are like. Got a buddy with a dock where we park them all and we do it twice a week in our own little private semi redneck yacht club.

And since you asked... I'm gonna take this opportunity to bomb you with pics.

Here's mine.



This is on my buddies Chrysler 22 which is a much more tender boat than my wing keel Catalina. This boat is a hell of a lot of fun. We go zoom.



I've stood on this boat knee deep in the water on the deck hanging on for dear life and she sailed right out of it. It's so controllable now I tell people to go stand on that side if they've got dirty feet and I wash em.



A storm that tried to kill us.



Dog Watch.



Hoistin. Yes I sailed it up in cypress so she could fish. lol



Lake Ouachita that I mentioned before.



I got mad skillz with a duck call boys.



And I guess I'll close with a view you never get tired of.




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RogerTheShrubber
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I make an effort to try everything once, at least


Wife wants to get a sailboat for the next vessel, I think it may be too much work but its pretty popular here, and they are dirt cheap.






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QuietTiger
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Fax, that look like fun, great pics.
Rog, you woke up!






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