Hi all - im new to the idea of sailing and its left a childlike buzz inside so much that im trying to sell my 70's camaro to fund a boat. I have a friend who is experienced that can prob sail with me the first few weeks (i grew up on fishing
boats so am well familiar with the majesty of the oceans!) - I might do some offshore/cross ocean sailing someday after ive fought thru a few storms and learnt some good survuval techniques -
Since im new - im curious as to what equipment
you old sea dogs
would recommend for say a trip from florida
ham sounds like a sauce for a sandwich.. there are all kinds of gadgets these days - wondering if u chaps could break it down like say:
Comms with nearby stations / boats:
Man over board:
that kind of thing - Im on a stringent budget
and cant afford $4k hi tech radar
systems. Id rather go buy 2 $300 gadgets from amazon.
work ok with the right maps?? etc -
Thanks in advance!