Take a few hands-on lessons, including a course in bare-boat chartering. Learn the ropes from old salts, but above all be patient. While earning the Coast Guard's "six pack" license is nice to have, you may want to go down the list and start learning some of the requirements. It is a good "syllabus" to follow. Sailing is much more fun when you plan and follow your objectives. Welcome aboard! Mauritz
Boat: International Etchells USA 125 Black Magic, Santana 20 475 Ghost, Hobie 33 3100 Bruja, dinghies,
Welcome, T-gun! Given your screen name, you may not be surprised to find LOTS of gun threads on various sailing forums, grin/wink.... but guns aren't the only topics that can spur minor differences of opinion among sailors....
Hi Tom... Welcome to CF
1 boat... 1 lesson... okay thats the first rung...
Do a search for Threads started by Black Oak... lots in there to study and make differents decisions...
With little knowledge/experience he bought a boat and set sail with Bermuda the destination... gripping stuff
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