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Old 27-01-2021, 00:18   #1
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Hi there, I just joined because I want to find out some more information.

I'm 53 and had a massive unexpected upheaval in my life and no longer want to carry on living on land in the UK... have wanted to leave for a long time.

I can sail... been sailing since I was a baby... but know nothing about how to navigate and protocols for entering waters and anchoring etc.

Have been watching lots of things on You Tube... some of which have helped.

Plan is to get a boat with a friend... and leave as soon as is reasonably possible.

Cheers Julian
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Old 27-01-2021, 03:44   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Julian.

I suggest that you make certain, that the friend, that comes with the boat, knows how to navigate, etc.
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Old 27-01-2021, 04:03   #3
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Good luck in all your endeavors, Julian! 53 is not age.
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Old 27-01-2021, 11:26   #4
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Welcome Julian.

Learning how to navigate and the rules of the road are easier than ever - so many resources out there now. I'm the navigator so it's more a pastime than a chore.

I suggest you learn from paper charts as well as relying on the electronics - just because it's a good backup and well, you never know when the chart plotter is going to go belly up and you still need to know where you're going, don't you?

Good luck and have fun.
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Old 27-01-2021, 14:18   #5
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Welcome.

I would suggest updating your profile with your general location and your boat made & model in the "Boat" category. This info shows up under your UserName in every post in the web view. Many questions are boat and/or location dependent and having these tidbits under your UserName saves answering those questions repeatedly. If you need help setting up your profile then click on this link:https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...ml#post3308797

If you need further help let me know, I would be happy to.
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Old 28-01-2021, 01:44   #6
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Julian.

I suggest that you make certain, that the friend, that comes with the boat, knows how to navigate, etc.
Hi there, yes we both plan to learn to the same level as neither want the responsibility to make all the decisions etc.
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Old 28-01-2021, 01:46   #7
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Good luck in all your endeavors, Julian! 53 is not age.
it feels it sometimes LOL
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Old 28-01-2021, 01:46   #8
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Welcome Julian.

Learning how to navigate and the rules of the road are easier than ever - so many resources out there now. I'm the navigator so it's more a pastime than a chore.

I suggest you learn from paper charts as well as relying on the electronics - just because it's a good backup and well, you never know when the chart plotter is going to go belly up and you still need to know where you're going, don't you?

Good luck and have fun.
Thank you yes I plan to learn old methods for back up and fun as well as modern ways.
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Welcome to this community and i am sure you will find you want to. Have a good day!!
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