I have been lurking here for a little while. Bought my first sailboat a 1979 Catalina 30
about 6 months ago. I bought her to live on which is illegal in Georgia
, then moved into a cabin
at my marina.
So far I am self taught, so I have a lot of questions still. My first experience with the boat was moving it down the ICW
from Savannah to the Shellman Bluff area, about a 10 - 12 hour trip. I encountered weather
so bad in Sapelo Sound it overcame my motor
and pushed me off course, after going with the current
& waves then sharply turned into the weather
I would make some progress... 3 loops and and an hour later I made it out of the sound into the little river where I live today. I made it down the ICW
through some shallows, but within sight of the marina ran aground! Luckily the marina owner is very nice and her grandson pulled me off the bar. it was quite the trip. Before that day I had only piloted a 19' Center Console boat, and had never set foot on a sailboat except when the owner test drove it before I bought it.
s/v Easy Livin'