Please tell us what parts
of the purchase
process you are most interested. I appreciate the desire to not skew an answer, but it is far easier to answer specific questions than general ones. From there, the threads usually take on their own drift, based on your continued presence.
There is one thing I would say, and that is get out on the water
, this can be done as pickup crew for sailboat races if it is sailboats you are interested in. Motorboating can be begun by renting
. At some point you need to become competent at understanding the Colregs, which codify the means of avoiding collisions. If you're just crew, you'll pick up some of it by osmosis
and by skipper
instruction, assuming the captain
has learned what he ought.
curve can be pretty steep. Also, there are courses you can take to gain qualifications both for crewing
and for chartering purposes.