If you think sailing is a rich man's (or woman's) game, think again! For less than 200 you can buy a used Sunfish. Got a budget of around 2,500? You executive email list can do what I did and buy an O'Day Sailboarder -- AND trailer -- in excellent condition. Once I had my boat, it was a five-minute drive down to the lake and I was off with executive email list the wind. And the best part? All the time I spent sailing was ABSOLUTELY FREE! That's right! Unlike the greedy oil companies, Mother Nature lets us use the wind's energy for free. What a deal! So, while my power boat friends were taking out bank loans to pay for gasoline executive email list and marina slips, my biggest expense was an annual registration sticker (35 in New Hampshire).
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