Originally Posted by Bash
...I would add that it's a huge mistake to purchase
a monster boat until you've honed your skills on smaller boats. I don't care whether it's a Hunter
49 or a Beneteau
49, that's just too much boat for a rookie to handle.
(And please excuse my assumption that the question above is being asked by a rookie, but a seasoned navigator probably would not be asking it. So don't take offense, but if you don't know whether it's logical to sail from TX to the Caribbean
on a Whatever 49, you're probably asking for trouble with a boat that size. A 49 footer is clearly the wrong boat to teach yourself how to anchor
in a crowded cove, or how to pick up crew overboard
Yea, ha ha I am a rookie. But I guess I didn't make this clear.( Not in a negative tone) I'm not planning on learning
on a 49' boat. I was just asking about it for the future. I am going to learn on a small boat. i know I'm not ready to handle a boat that big. I agree that it's not a good boat to learn the basics but again I was just asking for the future. I appreciate all of your comments though.