Originally Posted by psk125
No offense taken; you do get my point. There is always more to know, though. Look up Tania Aebi and "Maiden Voyage". Her 1985-87 adventure may have given Nick the idea. The Contessas they sailed meet many of the criteria set out in the CCA book. You also don't know that I sailed transatlantic on a 38' sloop
and put in at Holy Loch (you may have heard of the Sub base there, though it's a bit tight for a Carrier), where the customs
officers were tickled to have to step DOWN for their first time ever onto a boat to clear us in. Some people spend more time online than they do sailing, however. It is good to be aware of the difference.
Your point was well stated, so much so that even I could get it..lol
You said you sailed transatlantic before? its hard to beat advice from that
kind of experience. you've been there. done that. have the wet t-shirt and matching socks.
Of course you could be lying, but I don't think you are; I'm pretty good at
I have spent quite a bit of time on the water
(not just on a Carrier) but powerboats, runabouts, rowboats, commercial fishing
boats, canoes, rafts, tugboats, Kyaks, everything from 10 feet to 1000.
over the years I have developed a respect for those who dare to cross oceans on small sailboats.
My top three places I never want to be on a boat..
Graveyard of the Atlantic off the Coast of N.C. during a storm.
It occurs to me; that those places seem to have extremly complex weather
patterns, and they like to eat ships~!
think I'll stick to ICW
Everyone on this forum made some very good points, from picking a
style of boat, to fit my sailing lifestyle, to taking care of the boats upkeep
for resale due to my development in taste/needs, to great reference material.
I expecially enjoyed the Cat 27 debate..informative