Just settled on Magpie - she's MINE!
Still ruminating over the truck versus sail question.
Sailing her back is obviously better and cheaper, even if I factor in time (i.e. income lost
from sailing rather than working).
But I'm thinking I'd need to do 'sea trials' in Sydney
waters first, to iron out any shortcomings, before venturing off shore.
Practising things like reefing, setting the storm jib
, heaving to, anchoring
I'd be grateful for help compiling a little list.
Like, if you had bought a boat that had only ever been day sailing
, what things do you already know you'd have to buy and install before venturing offshore