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Since I moved to Annapolis area, I decided to conquer the waters and grabbed myself a Dovekie 21. I know there are tons of sailing forums out there but want to see if any dot net members go out on the water. Could be fun to meet on the bay.
 

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I used to sail Lasers some time ago... It's been ages since I last did.

I would love to do it again... :-(

Nice boat you've got there!!!
 

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Nice boat. I cruise every other year or so for a week with the wife and kids. All rental (moorings). Enjoy!
 

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Haven't ever sailed, although it's something I could consider down the line... I'm sure my wife and kids would enjoy it if I could pull it off.
 

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I actually considered a Laser but realized how much effort there is involved in keeping that thing upright and pointed in the right direction. Since I have zero sailing experience outside of that of a passenger and trimming jibs, I figured something calmer would make sense. This thing is quite willing to lean though not having a weighted keel (or any keel for that matter) and all. Quite a nice change of pace after getting off the CBR too, nice and easy.
 

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Nice boat. I've always wanted to try it. Maybe one day I can move closer to the water and give it a try.
 

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I actually considered a Laser but realized how much effort there is involved in keeping that thing upright and pointed in the right direction. Since I have zero sailing experience outside of that of a passenger and trimming jibs, I figured something calmer would make sense. This thing is quite willing to lean though not having a weighted keel (or any keel for that matter) and all. Quite a nice change of pace after getting off the CBR too, nice and easy.

I actually never took any lessons or any classes...

Just rented them and learnt on them...

I loved scaring my sister while sailing in a 60º angle!! jajajajaja

It's fun, it's the sea... it's great!
 

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Haha, yeah, I terrified a friend of mine when we got hit by a good gust and picked up some water through the oar ports. It's surprising how much water gets through even though they have covers.
 

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I was boyscout camp sailboat champion back in the day in upstate NY. Now a days I only sail if the motor dies on my jetski and I'm stranded. Its mostly paddling but I get some sail affect from the handlepole :)
 

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That's a nice boat!

I used to sail small stuff as a kid, and had some time on larger craft.

worked on large ships for about 8 years.

Get yourself a small sailfish or hobie cat 14"?

( as a kid, most fun to play around with, and not a big deal if you run aground on them while you learn the local water)

Happy Sailing!
 

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A small catamaran could have been loads of fun and I looked at a Hobie 18. Preferred something a little more... Dry.

The Dovekie turns out to be pretty forgiving as long as you either point to wind or let the boom out if it gets hit by a gust and heels to the gunwale =) Also awesome to have the ability to beach it since it's a keel-less flat bottom.
 

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Ahhh, I miss it.

Used to fly pontoons in Mission Bay (San Diego) when I was younger.

Good summer memories.
 
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