Sounds vaguely reminiscent of my life and my jump into sailing. About the time I was experiencing major changes and some traumas I discovered sailing and withing a year had cut ties and was living on a boat.
I started with zero knowledge about sailing and cruising. The way I learned, after my first and only trip on a sailboat, was to go home and read everything I could find about boats, boating
, sailing, cruising, boat repairs
, boat design, navigation
Initially a lot of what I was studying was clear as mud. But then got a chance to crew on another trip and it all started falling into place. Got home and reread the stuff that was now making more sense, a bit more boating
and the rest as they say is history
That method may not work for you but did for me. It has the great benefit of allowing you to learn anywhere, anytime at your own pace. Let me emphasize the huge benefit of alternating theory with practice.
Meanwhile this forum has years of archives
and just about any boating question you could come up with has probably been discussed at great length. You could learn a lot without having to buy a single
book or make a single
trip to the library by just reading old discussions in the forums