So my G/f and I are quickly becoming the primary crew on her family's boat and we would like to start doing overnight trips on her. She is in fabulous condition and is well taken care of in the off season here in Chicago. S/V Punch is an 80's era 33' foot cruiser and we would really like to get schooled on somethings.
storage--fill locations and tips
panel says a lot of things I don't understand.
It has an autopilot
system but we have never used it. there is a belt that always hangs off of the wheel
but the AP controls look like they are integrated into the steering
We need a new vhf radio
. any tips or advice appreciated.
operations and input on cruising operations in marinas
that you don't belong to.
Basically anything you think two young new cruisers might need to think about venturing out into Lake Michigan and the surrounding area.
I promise we are actually pretty good sailors, but after weeks of searching for a detailed manual, or forum for cs.... I have found either dead sites or passing mentions.
Thanks so much everyone.