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Old 13-12-2013, 23:01   #16
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Re: Questions about Sailing

Any amateur can sail a mono once, until he gets wind in the sail.

There, fixed it for you.
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Old 13-12-2013, 23:05   #17
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Any amateur can sail a mono once, until he gets wind in the sail.

There, fixed it for you.
WE were ALL amateur's once.
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Old 13-12-2013, 23:09   #18
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Re: Questions about Sailing

You guys "kill" me. Why is it important someone should want a boat like yours? Personally, I want my boat to be unique and not like everyone else's.
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Old 14-12-2013, 01:12   #19
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Re: Questions about Sailing

Sailing is fun and can be exciting, like downhill skiing, or motorcross.
I would recommend getting a small cat to sail around, such as a Hobie 16.
I personally want my boat to be less of a sport and more a home.
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Old 14-12-2013, 05:32   #20
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Re: Questions about Sailing

Thanks for all the input and advice , i understand the importance of getting the hands on training before doing anything that has never been done before. To me it's like going from the 27' Scout that i operate to a 64' Viking , it's a huge step. I'm just looking for advice on where to start so we can live our dream some day of living on our catamaran in the BVI and just spending the days cruising the islands. Thanks
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Old 14-12-2013, 05:39   #21
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You guys "kill" me. Why is it important someone should want a boat like yours? Personally, I want my boat to be unique and not like everyone else's.
It very nearly is, but alas its just like the boats that will win the Sydney To Hobart this year, a motor sailer.
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Old 14-12-2013, 07:05   #22
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jsauls1... My husband and I are in the same boat... We decided to go take a week long live-aboard class...

Our class will be with "Bluewater Sailing School". They have several locations.. we will do ours out of Fort Lauderdale (just because we can get the cheapest airfare there)... the week long class runs about $2200 per person... I know... its a bit of dough.. but, you get a week out on a cat.. and you end up with 4 ASA cetrifications... which usually run around $400-500 a class... so, for us, it was a good deal...
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I am self taught on a beach rental beat up Hobie 16 and it was an adventure I still savor. Was younger and had different priorities so it was great. After years of not sailing, I got the fever again, hopped a train in dead of winter to Strictly Sail Chicago just to see, but came away (surprise) as a new Hunter 216 owner. Before I took delivery, I did ASA 1st two levels certification in San Diego while living aboard the instructor's Benetau 36. Well worth every penny. Looking back, my basic self taught as foundation was there but with pro training, i had the knowledge. The beach cat experience sharpened my appetite for a lifelong passion.

With basic professional sailing lessons available for less than $500, it's the best value around if your looking to start a new lifestyle.
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I use to sail Hobies off the beaches of Mission Bay in the good ole dazes. I just can't justify the cost of a big one.
A couple of years ago I was diving with whale sharks off the Yucatan and would up discussing my impending purchase of a cruising catamaran. After listening to my long list of the advantages a catamaran had over a monohull my dive buddy, who was a great diver but inexperienced sailor, asked what was the downside of a catamaran.

I replied "cost".

Any modern boat, multihull or monohull, will withstand much more than the captain and crew. No matter what your level of experience the most important thing to be concerned with is how the boat is set up. Any boat can have lines run to the cockpit, but depending on how it is set up the level of effort required to trim them can be easy or hard. The same goes for things like a solar array that is capable, or incapable, of providing enough power to run the boat.

There is no right or wrong answer about the best boat, only which compromises best suit your needs and skill levels.
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You guys "kill" me. Why is it important someone should want a boat like yours? Personally, I want my boat to be unique and not like everyone else's.

What on Earth has that to do with the topic?
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Re: Questions about Sailing

[QUOTE=tomfl;1414751]A couple of years ago I was diving with whale sharks off the Yucatan and would up discussing my impending purchase of a cruising catamaran. After listening to my long list of the advantages a catamaran had over a monohull my dive buddy, who was a great diver but inexperienced sailor, asked what was the downside of a catamaran.

I replied "cost".
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In a nut shell.
My friend who has a cat told me that there are 2 kinds of sailors, those that have a cat and those that want a cat.
I think i put my foot in it.
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It takes a higher skill level to sail multi's. So you'all should be complimented for the skills in sailing.
Thanks, that's nice. But it's really not true. If you read forums you might think it is, but in reality it isn't.
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Re: Questions about Sailing

It's kinda like going from driving your sedan to getting behind the wheel of a 40ft Class A Motorhome. Can you pretty safely drive it down the highway without any training? Sure! But if you then try to drive that thing through the hilly streets of San Francisco & park it, you'll be left wishing you'd taken an instruction course or two.
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In a nut shell.
My friend who has a cat told me that there are 2 kinds of sailors, those that have a cat and those that want a cat.
I think i put my foot in it.
Sorry, but that is not true... not even close. Self gratifying BS IMO.

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Sure, and chicken little could fall out of the sky and hit you on the head at anytime but does that mean we need to wear hard hats at all times! Yes multis have flipped at about the same rate that monos have sunk. Why do you even come on the multihull thread to spread your venom?
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