Thanks for the welcome one and all.
Sorry for taking so long to make a general reply.
I have been reading a shipload of posts a day here and sorta glad I didn't come here mentioning a world trip to get shot to ship.
It has been some very good reading into the stories and the person themselves. As with any forum it's great to have a diverse mix to provide opinions that allow me to make an informed decision that suits me and my future crew. Thats sort of a disclaimer saying I won't take everything I hear as gospel :-)
I used to think I wasn't a masochist but my 12'9" or so fibreglass build has been far from what I expected. No roof over the cockpit
, prolly leaky, tends to sneak along with a 45 degree crabbing effect. It has taught me that time expected to do a job and time required are 2 totally different things. Also, time I alloted and time spent doing are 2 different things. All the other go to woe factors as well, you know, the true cost and explaining it to her in wife dollar conversion Ssshhhh LOL. The lil ole tub I got for $18K and was gonna have sailing down the great ocean (road?) for a total of $35K but, as toys will be toys, I'm in for closer to 50 and nearly there (yeah right mate, I hear you say haa.) And do you know what, it's all been a tiresome lonely frustrating expensive repetitive learning
course that nearly has me talked into going the boat route
when this is finalised and cruising. All good onshore training in preperation to burn money
I know it's not a car site folks, but this is glass and also the masochistic way to enjoy the occassional hoot.
Feel free to can it Mods if the crowd rebels.
Is all in good jest.
Really hoping to continue reseaching and doing what I can while landlocked and if I'm lucky I'll find someone prepared to take me for a day or two around rocky or mackay and laugh thier guts out while I possibly hoick mine up and fumble like a newbie, or maybe I will go well for a beginner and be classed as a potential future wannabee if I'm lucky lol.
Thanks to everyone for the wide and varied topics, lifestyles and personalities.
CF is a great place with some great people.