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Replying to:Suitability of 125 for learning and cruising
Hi 125ers, please excuse my ignorance on this this topic, I've never sailed before, but lately I've developed an itch that needs scratching. I'm considering building a 125 using the stitch and glue method of construction, I've done some research on smaller sailboats that may be suitable for use on any of the small lakes located near me. My question is whether a 125 is suitable for a true beginner to learn to sail, I only intend to cruise around recreationally. Maybe another design would be more easily managed for this purpose. I'm just seeking some honest feedback before committing to this project.