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 Post subject: We're hooked
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:32 pm 
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Joined: Wed May 01, 2013 7:20 pm
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Location: Gretna, NE
The family and I went sailing for the first time ever yesterday. My father-in-law had an 80 h16 that has been sitting in a field for the last 20 years (the trailer plates have a 1992 sticker on them). He told me I could scrap it or fix it. Figured I'd try and see if I could sail. Losts of scrubbing, new tramp lacing, and a little fiberglass repair and it was good to go. 10 to 15 winds yesterday and we were going to the lake anyway so the kids wanted to take the boat. Took me a while to get going, but then we were off. Damn near slid off the tramp a couple of times but never tipped and had a great time. Now I can't wait to go again! Plus had to work today and walk steel with the wind blowing 15 to 20 wondering why I was at work lol.
I must say thanks to everyone on here, the forum was a huge help with the project and shortening my learning process with sailing. Everyone on the beach asked me how long I had been sailing lol. Noone could believe it was my first time!

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