I am not actually going to do any sailing as I am interested in a motor
yatch, I have never owned a boat
and I have only sailed on a few occasions 30yrs ago. I am retiring to Koh Chang Thailand
and have a house right in the harbour of an old fishing
village with its own mooring
and the idea of a boat
won't go away. I will set about doing some courses but would like to start thinking about where and what is required for safe and fun filled life on the briney. I am in a large bay where there are lots of small fishing
boats still working and in the six years we have been here I have not seen any disasters even when the weather
is really bad in the rainy season ( its a Rain Forrest Island).
The area is ripe for exploring diving
and snorkelling and I intend (with a bit of advice from here I hope ) to get at it, I am giving myself a year to do some courses and learn some basic boat maintenance
and hopefully go out on various boats to see how they behave.
Any tips gratefully received