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Old 15-08-2014, 09:36   #1
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New member and new to sailing

But keen to learn. Have been a long distance backpacker, now headed for the sea from the mountains. Plan to learn learn learn in the next year or so then buy a boat and begin a live aboard cruising lifestyle after graduating from Acupuncture school in 2016.

Am looking into pressure cookers, dinghy vs kayak, simplifying, boat maintenance, all things nautical.

Look forward to meeting some of you in the future!
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Old 15-08-2014, 10:45   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Ceawolf.
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Old 15-08-2014, 14:39   #3
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Re: New member and new to sailing

Ceawolf,

Welcome aboard. If you're happy backpacking, you'll find even a small sailboat luxurious by comparison, and you'll already understand about water conservation, too, good skills to have.

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Old 20-08-2014, 08:14   #4
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Re: New member and new to sailing

Welcome aboard!

Backpacking IS a very good experience for sail boats (use of small gear, small spaces, limited "stuff" to carry, water conservation, etc.).

My idea of a single "backpackers" boat is something like the Flika 20. It is "big" inside and small outside. Salty little vessel with nice layout for one or two in a very small footprint (but like a dome tent it has headroom and more space/volume for a small footprint). Check it out! Oh...and it is trailerable too, so you could "backpack" it on a trailer to somewhere else to live and sail.

http://bluewaterboats.org/flicka-20/

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Old 23-08-2014, 22:09   #5
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Re: New member and new to sailing

Hi,

you can start with it! In packed condition catamarans fit into two bags - the first one contains a dozen of tubes, the second one - float, rudder, centerboard and sail. Only 77 pounds!
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Old 23-08-2014, 22:50   #6
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Welcome. Take some sailing lessons. You'll be glad you did.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
I'm with Razoo on what he said about taking some lessons. The only similarities in backpacking and sailing is that you become minimalistic and are very independent.
Good to have you on the forum and ask a bunch of questions.
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