Hi all! I am a total sailing newbie, so please forgive my profound and impressive ignorance! My SO is the sailor in the family
, and we have just acquired a boat...an old 27' sailboat we will mostly be using in and around the Chesapeake Bay
This boat comes from the father of a family
friend -- he was very old school
and sailed in waters he'd known all his life...so apparently we have zippo in terms of gps
finder, etc etc. (I do not think there's even a compass
I'd love to get my SO a depth
finder (and/or gps) for our upcoming wedding anniversary, and figured this would be the best place to get advice!
We are not planning any extended sails
any time soon (perhaps I should learn to sail first, you think?) and I don't have an unlimited budget
...but something to keep us out of trouble on good day sails
in the area...
Help! And thanks in advance for welcoming a newbie! I will read and learn...