Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-06-2020, 16:21   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 16
Trucker who plan join sailing

Hello everybody, hope everyone is doing good. New to this site. Trucker and planing to get sailboat and join family
Robyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2020, 02:12   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 2,686
Re: Trucker who plan join sailing

Welcome Roby!

As a trucker, you're used to long-range landbound travel. Now you'll get to (hopefully) experience some long-range seabound travel.

Good luck,
LittleWing77
LittleWing77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2020, 02:19   #3
Registered User
 
Captn_Black's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cabo Verde
Boat: Bruce Roberts Spray, 36' Steel Junk-Rigged Schooner
Posts: 1,245
Images: 26
Re: Trucker who plan join sailing

Ahoy matey! Good luck on your adventure! Posting your ideas for a boat purchase here will generate lots of opinions for you to think over, and is a good idea imo. All the best
__________________
"Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing." Robert E. Howard
Captn_Black is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2020, 04:06   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 16
Re: Trucker who plan join sailing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captn_Black View Post
Ahoy matey! Good luck on your adventure! Posting your ideas for a boat purchase here will generate lots of opinions for you to think over, and is a good idea imo. All the best
It would be really helpful , honestly never own boat before
Thank you
Robyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2020, 04:09   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 16
Re: Trucker who plan join sailing

Yes indeed, been doing this for 20 years now , and really looking forward to be seabound
Thank you
Robyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2020, 07:51   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 74
Re: Trucker who plan join sailing

Welcome,

I hear backing up a big full keep boat is a lot more challenging than a 50ft trailer
CaverCop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2020, 07:56   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 16
Re: Trucker who plan join sailing

Probably it is , I didn’t know how to back up trailer when I started too...lol
Robyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2020, 08:00   #8
Registered User
 
Captn_Black's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cabo Verde
Boat: Bruce Roberts Spray, 36' Steel Junk-Rigged Schooner
Posts: 1,245
Images: 26
Re: Trucker who plan join sailing

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaverCop View Post
Welcome,

I hear backing up a big full keep boat is a lot more challenging than a 50ft trailer
Oh dear... Let the opinion wars begin!
__________________
"Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing." Robert E. Howard
Captn_Black is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2020, 08:11   #9
Registered User

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lake Ont
Posts: 8,326
Re: Trucker who plan join sailing

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaverCop View Post
hear backing up a big full keep boat is a lot more challenging than a 50ft trailer
Nah. With a full keel boat on a trailer, you can still see more through the cradle.

Any pro who can repeatably be on target with backing up to a loading dock will have no issues with a boat.

(Welcome robyd)
Lake-Effect is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2020, 08:15   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 16
Re: Trucker who plan join sailing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lake-Effect View Post
Nah. With a full keel boat on a trailer, you can still see more through the cradle.



Any pro who can repeatably be on target with backing up to a loading dock will have no issues with a boat.



(Welcome robyd)


Yes and only thing with boats , no brakes ..hehe
Thank you
Robyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2020, 08:22   #11
Registered User
 
Captn_Black's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cabo Verde
Boat: Bruce Roberts Spray, 36' Steel Junk-Rigged Schooner
Posts: 1,245
Images: 26
Re: Trucker who plan join sailing

The most contentious topics you will get here are full keel vs fin keel, monohull vs multihull, and anchoring in general. That's not to say those topics are not worth reading, there will be good points from both sides in there somewhere. To some extent you need to decide what is best for you and your plans with the boat, rather than which is "best" overall.
__________________
"Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing." Robert E. Howard
Captn_Black is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2020, 08:27   #12
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 16
Re: Trucker who plan join sailing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captn_Black View Post
The most contentious topics you will get here are full keel vs fin keel, monohull vs multihull, and anchoring in general. That's not to say those topics are not worth reading, there will be good points from both sides in there somewhere. To some extent you need to decide what is best for you and your plans with the boat, rather than which is "best" overall.


Any info I can get and learn from experienced sailors I greatly appreciated. So far I have in mind get me boat that will get me across pacific and beyond. Can’t wait to join sailing family
Robyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2020, 08:34   #13
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Plymoith MA
Boat: Endeavour Catamaran 36'
Posts: 47
Re: Trucker who plan join sailing

Gonna continue truckin' while living aboard or planning to retire?
I am still truckin' and we have been living aboard for three years, first in MA and now in Florida.
If you're going to keep driving and are away a lot, the first thing is to choose a marina or other place for your boat that is safe and secure, both in terms of anti-theft/anti-damage and weather.
There are marinas and then there are...marinas.
Also, if you are an O/O or company driver who takes his truck home, consider that MOST marinas, in my experience anyhow, do NOT have or allow truck parking. You might find some that'll fit a tractor in, but a whole combination? Not likely.
Having said all that, I find it's the perfect lifestyle for me.
I get to get on down the road, see what's over the next hill and then retire to the placid environs if a quaint, calm marina.
Good luck!
Mike Cunningham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2020, 08:44   #14
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 16
Re: Trucker who plan join sailing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Cunningham View Post
Gonna continue truckin' while living aboard or planning to retire?
I am still truckin' and we have been living aboard for three years, first in MA and now in Florida.
If you're going to keep driving and are away a lot, the first thing is to choose a marina or other place for your boat that is safe and secure, both in terms of anti-theft/anti-damage and weather.
There are marinas and then there are...marinas.
Also, if you are an O/O or company driver who takes his truck home, consider that MOST marinas, in my experience anyhow, do NOT have or allow truck parking. You might find some that'll fit a tractor in, but a whole combination? Not likely.
Having said all that, I find it's the perfect lifestyle for me.
I get to get on down the road, see what's over the next hill and then retire to the placid environs if a quaint, calm marina.
Good luck!


Not planing to retire yet. Still too young. My plans are , since wife and kids are in Philippines I plan sail there and with them cruise Philippines, South Pacific and Asia for now. Of course if they want to sail with me. And for truck I’ll keep him, I can get monthly parking and let him sit , anytime I short on money I can come back do few months and go back out again. Part time trucking I guess. Let’s face it , money runs out sailing. And I looking forward not have traffic anymore. Need brake from road
How do you like living aboard? More space inside than in small cab?
Robyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2020, 09:03   #15
Moderator
 
Adelie's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: La Ciudad de la Misión Didacus de Alcalá en Alta California, Virreinato de Nueva España
Boat: Cal 20
Posts: 17,230
Re: Trucker who plan join sailing

What do you want to do on the boat?
IE coastal, vs local vs passage sailing?
Budget?
__________________
Num Me Vexo?
For all of your celestial navigation questions: http: fer3.com
A house is but a boat so poorly built and so firmly run aground no one would think to try and refloat it.
Adelie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sail, sailing

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Plan? No Plan? A plan written on beach sand? Mike OReilly Liveaboard's Forum 239 03-07-2019 06:46
Trucker Bent Furling Celestialsailor Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 35 21-11-2009 22:25

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:27.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.