Originally Posted by houseboy
- Ok, so I am new to the group but have been lurking for sometime. I am anxious to get my own boat in the next year. When I do I will seek out locals (S.F. Bay) that are boatless and yet not clueless to sail together. I don't plan on asking for money or trying to lease out time....which seems to be what I have been seeing going on. Am I being the black sheep here. What is wrong with using my boat, the 2 of us prep/cleaning, and gaining experience together out on the water. It's less stressful (and safer) unless the company is bad. Which means we dont sail again. Is this more common than what I am believing?
I assume you are looking at taking out sailors to teach you to sail your boat.
While that seems a good idea at first there is a couple of small problems. Without any experience you have no way of guaging anyone elses experience -they may be teaching you the wrong things or putting you in danger
How about employing a sailing instructor to take you out for a few lessons instead. Most instructors work for sailing schools and dont earn a great living any extra overtime would be appreciated and you will be getting the right information from the start.
Good luck and welcome to sailing.