Originally Posted by StrangerTimes09
thanks for replying!
Honestly, i have ZERO experience or knowledge of sailing, yet alone any idea of purchasing
or if i should lease
one. i only know from what i read and from what I've seen online on you tube of Vloggers that are self sufficient and sail all over (Goal one day).
I know it aint much but i gotta start some where right !
i currently live with family
right now so finding a boat
and location i think would be a good start off. i don’t mind finding a fixer upper so i know blood sweat and tears will be in my future but i think im up for a good challenge and plus i get to see how everything works what goes into sailing
its a bit of rough but hey Oh well
Strangertimes09, Not to be unkind but one really has to question how you can "catch the sailing bug" with zero experience or knowledge.
I think you have fallen in love with a concept
, with the image of sailing (and living aboard) which has struck your fancy, but which many before you have found out has little to do with the reality of either.
It's a little like falling in love with a foreign bride whom you've never met.
Well, there is nothing the matter with jumping in with both feet only to find out after a few months that it isn't for you (Or maybe you will be someone who really did catch the bug and sailing will be part of your life from now on.)
But if you want to avoid a likely costly mistake, get involved with sailing without investing the money
or taking on the responsibility of boat ownership
Get out on the water
, a lot. Not once, Not for a trip to Catalina
, not for sailing lessons
. But every week, for several months.
I recommend getting on a racing
crew, even if you don't think you will like racing
. They go every week good weather
or bad, and they will be knowledgeable. In a year on a racing crew you will know 100% more than you do now and will be better able to make an informed decision.