I guess things started somehow wrong according to some, or maybe folks misunderstood, what is being said.
a little bit of explanation,
i never mentioned that i am leaving anytime soon, in contrary to what some people understand.
all i said that i am planning on it. i purchased my current
boat for this purpose.
currently im in the mode of adjusting the boat the way i see that need adjustment based on the failures that i get with her, or i should say breakdowns.
i appreciate everybody's comments and advices and take em into accounts based on the huge amount of experience involved.
the only thing that i did not appreciate is the comments about the coutry, but then again that is behind me.
the reason that i am not going to mention where i coming from is becasue of my privacy, and so far nothing is official yet. i do not have the budget
nor the sponsorship. besides one of the most important things that i am missing is southern ocean sailings. but i will be getting that or at least in areas similar to the seas over there.
what i am/will be doing is going out and seeing what goes wrong with me/ my boat, what kind of bad decisions i make and in various weather
conditions. My area now is the gulf of mexico
since this is the closest area where i can be within reach of my work( as i mentioed before that i am still working to support what i am doing). for those who might ask i do not work on a daily basis, i work offshore
, that gives me plenty of time to go out by myself when i am off.
again,as i mentioned in one of my posts, is that experience is what you get when you mess up and survive from.
i am not planing to be out for the voyage before at least two years, that gives me time to figure out most of the weak points with me and the boat, and definitely i would have saved up some good sum of money
to support myself in case i was not succesful with sponsorship.
i did not post here for the purpose of learning
from others what do i need to do to sail. I already do sailing, i am/ been a sailor, raised and lived by the sea.
although i appreciate all info, it is all valuable. sometimes it is good to learn from somebody elses mistakes
, the same way i try to teach or show my friends around me what went wrong with me in different setups, so that it wouldnt happen to them.
the reason i am here for is to try to get some information guidance, the things that i cannot get by myself, thats why i am refering to your experiences.
I never took sailing classes/training at least not from fancy or famous schools. I learned it from friends and from old seamen back in my home. that is when i moved on from an 8 ft row boat and startred going on and on. never listened to anybody that told me that i cant go by myself in a small boat out in open sea away from visual contact with land. i did and i was in trouble but i didnt die or quit the sea. i managed everytime to arrive by myself back to my homeport.
and i learned a lot that way.
most of what i know i learned by myself, never had anybody to teach me stuff. i dont carry any prestigous sailing certificate and i dont care to carry one cz thats not what defines a sailor.
i learned/still learning
about many subjects and fields, including celestial nav, long range communication, but one thing i havent learned is long range weather
routing. which was the main thing i asked about in my first post. i consider myself ignorant about weather routing( not about weather). I was never involved with any community or group that i were able to learn weather routing from.
my thing was if im going from point a to point b, i just go and deal with what comes on my way, be it storms or calms, highs or lows, or any other incidents that lead to mechanical or system failures. that taught me a lot.
i believe that learning about weather routing( which is one of my weakness points) is from books
and sharing info from experienced people in this field, and absolutely from my own experiences. such knowledge i will not be able to start of with without getting some kind of information from somebody. thats one of the reasons i am here, to get a kick off on that type of information.
i am not here attacking anybody and i expect the same, just looking for the info i am missing.
again i appreciate your info, and experience,