Just dropped into this forum to fill my mind with the boundless knowledge that resides here. Just to give you a plan on my sailing ambitions...
1) I'd like to take a week long live-aboard
sailing course next summer. I've researched online and they seem to run from 1200-2000$ here in Vancouver
. Any locals have a recommendation?
2) I'd like to buy myself a boat
capable of sailing the coastal areas of British Columbia
. What size boat
, and what setup is required to do this? I'd like something that's week-endable. Oh, and CHEAP
3) Once I'm married, and have the requisite sailing skills and experience I'd like to try my hand at building my own cruiser. I'm a RV builder
(currently taking school
, RV business is my fathers and I grew up in it) so I'm no foreigner to both wood and fibreglass construction methods. I build laminates of said materials every day at work
, as well as finish carpentry and cabinetry. Throw in upholstery and gas/electric systems and I think I'm well set in the skills department. What kind of boats have people built? I'd like to build something capable of long term cruising
Down the Baja
, and into the sea of cortez
. What length boat is required (read comfortable) for a couple doing a thing like this?
Thanks again for all the powers-at-be do, and thanks to the community for already making this place a worthwhile venture for me!