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Old 14-10-2013, 12:54   #61
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Re: Newbie with questions, I have a lot to learn, I know.

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Hi, Speedster,

It's a lot easier if you have a partner.

You're old enough to know this, so pls forgive me for offering advice, but it is a really good idea for you to everything you can to make it super fun for your good lady to get involved with sailing. I hope you know her well enough to know how to actualize that.

Jim and I were fortunate that I had already been "broken in" as a beginning sailor, so he didn't have to bring me along as crew starting from dead zero. That must be a somewhat daunting challenge.

I guess first, you're going to have to see if you like sailing, or just being on the water... Then some real hard looks at the money situation. Assume ten per cent per annum increase in cruising costs.

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Thanks Ann, I will definitely try and make it fun for her. I threw the idea out there a couple of times and so far she seems receptive to the idea. We are just starting out in our relationship so we'll see how that goes.
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Old 14-10-2013, 13:44   #62
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Re: Newbie with questions, I have a lot to learn, I know.

Do you get seasick? How about your lady?

About 2/3's of people get seasick offshore in moderately rough conditions. About 1/2 of those (1/3 of total) get it bad enough that they don't want to go offshore again (although protected waters can be OK). For most (but not all) the seasickness goes away after 3 days at sea - but it can be incapacitating in the meantime.

Seasickness is worst on slower power boats (roll more and more diesel fumes). On sailboats many feel that they don't get seasick on catamarans but a Navy study I once read said that some got sick with the quick motion of a cat while others get sick with the slower motion of a monohull.

Many folks with your dream found out after they got the boat that either they or their spouse just couldn't handle offshore conditions.
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Old 14-10-2013, 14:02   #63
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Re: Newbie with questions, I have a lot to learn, I know.

This guy did quite well in a motor boat:

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Well, as you will be having the Mrs along I would say your choice of boat should be the one she likes the most after viewing many. Promising to name it after her seems to help.
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Well, as you will be having the Mrs along I would say your choice of boat should be the one she likes the most after viewing many. Promising to name it after her seems to help.

Around here, you might see boats named after daughters (which never change over time) but not so much after wives or significant others (which might).



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Do you get seasick? How about your lady?

About 2/3's of people get seasick offshore in moderately rough conditions. About 1/2 of those (1/3 of total) get it bad enough that they don't want to go offshore again (although protected waters can be OK). For most (but not all) the seasickness goes away after 3 days at sea - but it can be incapacitating in the meantime.

Seasickness is worst on slower power boats (roll more and more diesel fumes). On sailboats many feel that they don't get seasick on catamarans but a Navy study I once read said that some got sick with the quick motion of a cat while others get sick with the slower motion of a monohull.

Many folks with your dream found out after they got the boat that either they or their spouse just couldn't handle offshore conditions.
I'm pretty sure that I don't easily get seasick. I have been on many cruises on both large and small ships and a few times in pretty rocky situations where many were getting sick and I felt fine. I have no idea how the girlfriend is or will be. So I am keeping my fingers crossed. Would hate to have to leave her onshore.

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Well, as you will be having the Mrs along I would say your choice of boat should be the one she likes the most after viewing many. Promising to name it after her seems to help.
She's just a girlfriend at this time but I have high hopes for this one.

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Around here, you might see boats named after daughters (which never change over time) but not so much after wives or significant others (which might).



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I am sure that many of you have thought about boat names before you ever bought a boat and I am no different. Even though I am at least 4 years from actually buying, I have always thought "BREANNA-BELLE" (daughters first name and mothers abbreviated first name) or "ISABELLA" (mom's first name and daughters middle name).
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Notre Dame has already been taken for a name...
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Notre Dame has already been taken for a name...
Lennay is also taken...
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Re: Newbie with questions, I have a lot to learn, I know.

You and I are coming from exactly the same place. I am wanting to do exactly what you are wanting to do in 5 years as well. You are asking the same questions I have. Keep it up, you are saving me a lot of typing, lol. I think it is great that other members will take the time to answer our questions. It is extremely helpful. Hope to run into you the the Caribbean sometime in the future!
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