One thing I could suggest is when you see an ole salt
doing some work on his boat, stick your nose in and see what and how he's doing it. Old sailors love to talk. They are usually very friendly.
Working on and running a sailboat is a combination of trades. A Sailor for one, a rigger, mechanic
, body and fender
man, painter, electrician, metal smith, mathematician, plumber, chemist, doctor/nurse, deckhand
and a thinker (good common since). And, sleep is low on the priority list.
Did I forget anything, guys?
Also, you got to be able to hold yur liquor!