You can learn a lot from BO's adventure/misadventures. I think the biggest lesson is that perseverance can get you through a lot of stuff, and panic complicates things that generally have a simple solution.
Oh, and taking things in baby steps at first, flattening out the learning
curve, makes things easier. It's pretty tough to just buy a boat, jug of water
, pack of baloney and loaf of wonder bread and just sail away cold.
If u start out with a little daysailer that u can pull around on a trailer, and make your mistakes
within an hour or two sail from the dock
, you will probably save a lot of grief and expense. Try not to be a poster boy for Sea Tow!
One final word regarding getting home when everything else fails...
Originally Posted by Coops75
OMG!!! I absolutely love this post! Thank you so much for writing it! I'm basically a newbie too and am hoping to buy a boat and set sail in the next 1-2 yrs with my family
. Reading this doesn't scare me off at all, I think it makes me want to get out there even more. I'll definitely do my homework and start learning as much as possible before the big trip. Thanks again!
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