Welcome to Cruisers Forum, Maddie. We're glad you've joined the group.
As you will quickly learn, this is a very friendly community of like-minded individualists ("individualists" used intentionally.) This can be a great place to learn, just by using the Google
search function to explore the site. Chances are good that any question that might occur has been previously posted in some form or other, and a myriad of answers are already there for the reading.
of Cruisers Forum may not have all
of the answers, but the supply of opinions is endless. One of the fun aspects of participating here is figuring out who is full of wisdom and who is full of . . . well, you get the picture.
When you have a moment, please read over the Cruisers Forum Rules and the Social Knowledge Terms of Service
Agreement that we've all agree to abide by (but which few actually read, unfortunately). Think of this Forum as a mixer at a low-key yacht club - lots of friendly folks about, comparing experiences and beliefs. But only beliefs about sailing and power-boating, cruising and best boating
practices - politics and religion, guns
and other such controversial subjects are to be left at the door.
Our prime directive here is that we take the "Be Nice" Rule
Again, welcome to Cruisers Forum, Maddie. We're glad you're here.