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Post by milspec6 on Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:04 am

After realizing that I need to take a vacation, I was thinking about enrolling in a 5-10 day sailing course. I figure it might come in handy in Hawaii next year and I always enjoyed sailing the lakes back in college with the Navy ROTC unit.

Anyone ever attend any good schools that they can recommend? I am looking mainly at the following schools:

Anapolis Sailing School
J/World
Colgate Off-Shore
Olympic Circle Sailing Club
Blue Water Sailing
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Post by dp1 on Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:58 pm

How are you going to find the time ? Lol.
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Post by Davey Cracker on Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:34 pm

Where do you have to go to attend those classes, or their location that is?

Only sailing I've done is on a renal Hobbie Cat in HI a long time ago......and it really didn't go too well. laughing

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Post by ACpower1 on Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:40 pm

Ive sailed small boats, lasers etc

really fun, even the really small 1 person boats are cool.

took a class which was mostly basics with the really small 1 person boats, most of the class was playing a game where u sail around each other and throw these sponge balls at each other.. kinda like dodge ball
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Post by milspec6 on Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:05 pm

Same here AC, just little runabout 1-man boats for me as well. I would love to sail a 30 footer leaned way over in a strong wind....that would be cool.

Finding the time? I don't know, but I need to locate some somewhere.

The training schools are mostly in the Florida, NY, and San Francisco areas with some rogue ones off the coast of Thailand...probably have a lesson on fighting pirates with that one.
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Post by Mo on Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:21 pm

Ive think about buying a boat but I hear they are big money pits. What manufacture has the best reputation for reliability.

Coming back home from California we crossed the colorado river at Parker AZ and I wanted to check out a lot with a manufactured home right on the river with a private dock.

My wife empathetic about not buying it Sad . But I thought it would be awesome to just leave the boat and other toys there and not have to haul a boat around.
One think I did see was three trailer with flat tires on the side of the road.

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Post by Davey Cracker on Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:52 pm

That video looks like they're shooting by the Avi Hotel and Casino on the right....wonder if it is?  Cool place.

That boat is movin'!!

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Post by Davey Cracker on Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:58 pm

This is what your wife wants Mo, Some fast fun!! laughing

Fun doesn't really start til the 4 min mark.


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Post by Mo on Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:32 pm

I would probably poop myself going that fast. That's last pic of the boat hydroplaning looks crazy.
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Post by milspec6 on Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:48 pm

My Brother has run a boat shop since 1985, according to him the Boston Whaler is your best bet for long-term reliability.
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Post by Davey Cracker on Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:07 pm

@Mo wrote:I would probably poop myself going that fast. That's last pic of the boat hydroplaning looks crazy.

Ahhh common, I've been faster on a Motorcycle!

But it say's it's a "family boat", which should make everyone happy. Twisted Evil

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Post by milspec6 on Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:41 pm

I think El Chappo was driving that boat.... Wink
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Post by Davey Cracker on Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:31 pm

I don't think he travels that far north. Suspect

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Post by Mo on Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:58 am

@milspec6 wrote:My Brother has run a boat shop since 1985, according to him the Boston Whaler is your best bet for long-term reliability.
Just took a look and they are certainly price appropriately
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