Originally Posted by sailstoo
Ah yes...inner peace. That and taking a good diesel mechanic
along will get you far.
to sail your boat well "In spite" of the diesel/outboard will get you a lot farther...
Too much emphasis/reliance on engines to get you out of trouble needs an extremely long range radio
to call for help as back up...
Practice picking up moorings under sail... if you've got quiet docks nearby try coming alongside under sail... learning
to sail slow can often be more important than sailing fast..
It does wonders for your "Inner Peace"...
Enjoy your boat.. and as the previous poster said.. watch that ballast..