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Old 16-12-2014, 15:00   #1
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Can any one tell me what to expect in the hole sailing life.
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Old 16-12-2014, 15:34   #2
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Hole sailing? Some say boating is like dumping your money into a hole in the water. Some say living inside the boat is like being in a dark hole.

Looking at it as a whole, it can be a wholesom life!

I could do better with a more specific question. 'maybe not the hole thing.
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Good question. And in my experience, its either something that you love or you don't. Personally, I love sailing, and its hard for me to understand that other people don't feel the same way. But that's the way it is. My suggestion would be to try it and see how you like it. It ain't for the faint of heart, but if you get a thrill out of moving across the water with nothing but the power of the wind, and enjoy the smooth and easy feel of a boat without a 500hp motor, then maybe its something you'll like. My only suggestion is to try it and find out.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, mattnone.
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Re: Beginners

welcome.
never sailed in a hole, so i wouldnt know, sorry.
splainin the whole sailing life??? many aspects. too many for one thread.
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Old 17-12-2014, 09:53   #6
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Stand under a cold shower while setting $100 bills on fire. That should give you an idea of what it's all about.
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Lots of maintenance.


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Do you mean hole surfing? It's a kayaking thing. The trick is to balance the opposing forces of flowing water friction in three dimensions, gravity, and buoyancy. Its a lot of fun as well as high potential for injury if you are in a hole that you can manage; a deathtrap in a hole you can't manage. The lifestyle is traveling to holes that you can manage. They change when the flow rate changes. As your skill progresses, you seek out bigger holes, often leading you to international travel. Lots of camping in river canyons. It's a fabulous lifestyle if you can afford it and stay healthy.
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Give it a try. Sure beats working. Though come to think of it I still work.........and hard, at maintenance. But somehow happier!!!


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Stand under a cold shower while setting $100 bills on fire. That should give you an idea of what it's all about.
Yep. I have always loved drinking beer in the shower, throwing money into a shredder, and being stuck in a desolate place with no means to escape. Sailing combines these three favorite hobbies.
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Yep. I have always loved drinking beer in the shower, throwing money into a shredder, and being stuck in a desolate place with no means to escape. Sailing combines these three favorite hobbies.
You're are ready, go,for it!
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no one has yet said you will die....let me be the first.
you will die.
but then we are all dying slowly, and life is a terminal disease.
learn to sail.
play in small boats or large ones with adult stuporvision
find friends who know how to sail and donot mind taking students out sailing.
many ways to learn.
once you learn to sail, then the rest is a lot easier and knowledge grows.
you may even learn what to ask for the next thread you wish to start....
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Good question. And in my experience, its either something that you love or you don't. Personally, I love sailing, and its hard for me to understand that other people don't feel the same way. But that's the way it is. My suggestion would be to try it and see how you like it. It ain't for the faint of heart, but if you get a thrill out of moving across the water with nothing but the power of the wind, and enjoy the smooth and easy feel of a boat without a 500hp motor, then maybe its something you'll like. My only suggestion is to try it and find out.
Well to tell the truth I have been an over the road truck driver in the States for over 20 years. I feel it's time to try something new but don't know where to start.
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no one has yet said you will die....let me be the first.
you will die.
but then we are all dying slowly, and life is a terminal disease.
learn to sail.
play in small boats or large ones with adult stuporvision
find friends who know how to sail and donot mind taking students out sailing.
many ways to learn.
once you learn to sail, then the rest is a lot easier and knowledge grows.
you may even learn what to ask for the next thread you wish to start....
good luck and have fun.
LOL love it and I would like to thank everyone that has commented.
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