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Old 23-09-2015, 05:07   #1
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Where to begin?

Good day one and all,

I have recently been referred to this site by a friend of mine from New Zealand. This is my first post and that start of me figuring out how to get myself going on the water.

I am currently working the payment on a 22ft boat off with a builder in the area (that area being the beautiful West Coast of Scotland). It needs a bit of work, but its all cosmetic - so that will be fun.

I have never sailed a boat before so my knowledge is minimal, just above zero. However I am confident and willing to learn at every possible oppourtunity.

So now to my question - Where would be a good place to pick up some basic knowledge of the mechanisms, terminology, safety, and all else sailing related (i.e. a book, a youtube channel, blogs) that I could be reading up on while my boat is being readied.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
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Old 23-09-2015, 05:41   #2
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Welcome to CF Rua!

This is the bible of the sailor... And a very good start...

http://www.amazon.com/Chapman-Piloti.../dp/1588169618

I would say that most of ours have a fairly more plain blue cover... and have a few stains and dog eared pages...

Congratulations on your new boat... I suggest that you not be dismayed when you discover that there are more than just "cosmetic" repairs to be made...
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Old 23-09-2015, 06:08   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion HappyMdRSailor! That book seems to be what I'm after.

I shan't be dismayed!

Thanks again : D
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Thanks for the suggestion HappyMdRSailor! That book seems to be what I'm after.

I shan't be dismayed!

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920 pages of salivating... You'll truly enjoy the reference...

Steadyhand (CF mod) has a standard post of helpful resources for newer members... You can do a search and find it, or he may be along shortly...

Welcome again friend... Promise to stay a while...
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Re: Where to begin?

Annapolis book of seamanship does a good job on the basics too.
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Both Chapmans and Annapolis Book of Seamanship are great sources of information. If you would like to get a head start with a live aboard sailing course in the Caribbean, we would be happy to help you out there!


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