Originally Posted by Hudson Force
PelagicSam, welcome to the community. What will be your mainland USA sailing area? Will you be boat shopping
, club sailing, cruising, racing
,....? Keep us posted of your adventures!
I live in indiana. First step is to get some schooling in. There is a sailing school
i think a couple hundred miles from me. After that i have some pretty ambitious plans for some passages and travel . Clearly i am not going to cross an ocean without the proper training . Watching some of these people on youtube who talk about their novice
experience while they cross the Atlantic and now are crossing the pacific (sailing la vagabond ) . I am sort of scared a bit however my solution to that is purchasing
my vessel . So that is about where i am at. Steel/aluminum/fiberglass/ Even read about a boat that was made of wood with copper plating ..... Keel
options. There is so much to consider. ......