Recent content by svlivinalittle

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    New to sailing. lots of questions

    Fantastic!!! I went through all those same emotions... and now that I have a slight understanding of what I'm doing, I long to do it more frequently. I live a mile from the lake, so mine stays on the trailer... I might seek out a private dock next year, or a mooring ball if possible. Idk...
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    New to sailing. lots of questions

    I am thankful for the help of fellow sailors who've graciously helped me out. One particular has made the world of difference to my ability. @LakeShark visited me this summer and worked out my biggest issues to get me properly sailing. I am in love with this adventure even more now. I still...
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    New to sailing. lots of questions

    I greatly appreciate all the feedback! I went out yesterday under ideal learning conditions... 3 to 5 mph winds, relatively calm lake due to speedboats, pontoons, etc. Other than gray skies, it was a fun day.
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    New to sailing. lots of questions

    I definitely need to learn how to put in a reef... I'm planning on going out again soon.
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    New to sailing. lots of questions

    Thank you all for your wisdom, and advice. I am going to look into the books mentioned, and if a class is possible near me. I intend to conquer this challenge. I know my fear of the heel comes from lack of experience, and with some practice I should be good to go. Thank you all once again!
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    New to sailing. lots of questions

    I am in Minnesota, just north of the Twin Cities. I only had my Mainsail out yesterday, and was heeling over pretty good. What I found interesting is that the bow was being pushed by the wind and as a result I was having a hard time keeping it going straight. She kept wanting to spin... funny...
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    New to sailing. lots of questions

    So a few years ago I bought a sailboat... And I found out why its called a mid-life crisis, because when I first took her out, I ended up in crisis. I took my Catalina 22 out alone for the first sail, just incase anything bad happened it would be just me in trouble. So, I put her in the water...