I've watched these boards for a better part of a year, but never registered as I dont have a lot to add. In fact, I dont even have a boat. I do have a lot of questions, and the people on this board seem very knowledgable and respectful, even for someone who has 'dumb' newbie questions like I am sure I will.
I have not purchased a boat, but feel I may this summer, so I wanted to register and start throwing out some of my basic questions on the respective boards. Start building my own knowledge base one plank at a time.
Sailing appeals to me on a lot of levels, both as a mode of transport to places I may otherwise never see, as well as a pastime in and of itself. I am starting with a bit of a disadvantage, though, as I know nobody who owns a sailboat (plenty of powerboat folks, but that never really appealed to me) and I dont really live near the sea, although I do live about a mile from Lake Winnebago (fair sized lake in central WI) and about 1/2 hour from Lake Michigan. I've looked around at some of the marinas
and boat dealers in the area... nobody sails
around these parts
it seems. If it aint a power boat
, nobody seems to have interest in it. May make boat repair/Sail repair, etc difficult, but those are a lot of the questions I am hoping you fine folks can help answer.
Best Regards and thanks in advance for answering my questions.