Dear Sailors that are more experienced than I,
(anyone reading this post!)
Right now I am in South Florida
I am on a quest to buy a 36-50' Trimaran
, my budget
is between $15-80,xxx. Ive had a lot of haters on that figure, but Ive just crossed the country from Oregon
, looking at as many boats as I can, and you might be surprised what I've found! Nothing fancy, and only one that wasn't just glass over plywood
, but Ive been saving money
, I feel like I have a lot, but none the less its all I have to spend.. And the less the better!! But this is a lifestyle adjustment plan for me, not just a hobby, and I feel like if I am able to preform all the maintenance
myself, (which I am more than interesting in mastering those skills) that I could take an old plywood
boat around the world..
Call me crazy?
Ok, sorry for the lengthy rant, but the advice I'm reeaaally looking for, (which I guess is also the crazy part) Is that I don't reeaallyy have any real experience sailing...Been on the water
plenty, but under power.. Now, I have a crew that is going to come along once I buy a boat, and that includes a very experienced captain
, who is certified to train as well. However, even though I have been studying like crazy, and have played with the hobbycats and stuff, I really want to find a solid but modestly priced sailing school
to get sharp before I come close to finalizing a purchase
Like I said Im in S. FL, but I can travel a bit.. Id like to find something that would take me from basics to advanced (Full Time, and Im a quick learner) in 4-6 weeks? Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated, even advice on alternative ways to prep!
Thank you all!
Jeffrfsparrow at gmail dot com