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Old 20-04-2016, 15:25   #1
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Hello from mainland USA

Sailing has been a dream for the last 15 years for me. I want to make it a Reality. Reading up on everything watching a lot of youtube videos . Ahoy !!
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Old 20-04-2016, 23:29   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Sam.
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Old 21-04-2016, 04:12   #4
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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!
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Welcome! Fifteen years is too long to dream. Start small and make it a reality. Gain experience and confidence before making a big investment.
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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 and rudder options. There is so much to consider. ......
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Anyone else from the midwest? Seeking to find if the 6 degrees of separation is real. Surely i am linked to some1 here.
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Buy a small trailerable sailboat, go to a small local lake and cast off. You don't need school to learn the basics. Learn and have fun. That's how I started 45 years ago. Now I'm a full time cruiser.


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Get a small trailerable sailboat, and you will quickly learn the basics of sailing. No rocket science in sailing. Reading good books will fill in the details and help keep the dream alive.
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