I am a new member
and I just want to say hello to everyone.
engineman.... hence the "Old Snipe". I have been around ships and boats my entire life, but I never learned to sail. I have worked on more sail boats than I can remember. Mostly engine
repair, installs, rebuilds, shaft alignments, carpentry, and hull repairs
I am learning
to sail right now and I am going to take my time with my first purchase
. I am leaning towards a smaller cruiser between 20-26 feet that might need some new life breathed back into it. I should be pretty much self sufficient for most repairs
with the exception off rigging
. The boatswain mate's always had that covered for me back in the day.
No big plans for ocean voyages..... just getting back on the water
and having a hobby/project is good enough for me. The Chesapeake Bay
is a pretty good playground all by itself. We'll see I guess. I love boats, and always had a nice time around the people at the marinas
I did work in.