I've been lurking around this forum for a while now, and thought its about time I register. You seem like a good group of people that enjoy helping out others with your knowledge, and not berating newcomers for asking "dumb" questions.
I've gotten an "itch" for many, many things in my life, but they usually go away. I'm finding that the sailing itch is one I'm going to have to scratch. Its gone away before, but then it just comes back worse.
So........I'm fixing up a Hobie Cat
14. Not exactly the bluewater cruiser I daydream about, but its a start. I want to learn how to SAIL.....then learn how to spend every penny I make on a big pretty hole in the water
I'm young and and have a career, but I hope to retire in my mid fifties and do some "serious" sailing. I will probably stick mostly around Mexico
, and the South Pacific
, though I haven't ruled out the idea of a circumnavigation
. We'll have to see how the wife takes to sailing.
I will be pestering you with many questions, mostly on the art of sailing at first. I may not post for months at a time, but that won't mean I'm gone....I'm just busy. My life is like that.
I hope to make some friends and will keep you all informed of my progress. The Cat needs lots of love before she sees water
again, and I'm taking some serious night and weekend classes
right now, so I don't see myself getting a lot of sailing in before 2010. But i will try none the less.
Hey, can anyone think of a clever name for a worn out, rag tag, sun damaged Hobie Cat
-Chris from CA