I found this forum by chance (having Googled for "AIS Antenna") and found some interesting threads.
I guess this is the bit where I talk about myself. First boat was a sailing dinghy
when I was a teenager. But then I discovered women, got a job, got married, so no time for boat. Promised myself I'd buy another when I retired. I gave up work early, about 6 years ago and bought that boat: a Bavaria
The boat is currently in Sardinia, on route
from the Greek Cyclades
to the Canary Islands, I plan to get there sometime in September. I spent a month there last winter, doing the Yachtmaster Theory course and exam, and the Coastal Skipper
practical course. I plan to do the Yachtmaster Ocean when I feel I'm ready.
Stuff I know about
: SCUBA diving
, electrics / electronics
Stuff I don't know about
: women (or so my wife tells me)
Looking forward to meeting you guys.