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Old 07-30-2014, 12:43 PM   #28
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City: Valley Springs
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Lollygag
Vessel Model: 1979 42' CHB Europa
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 259
Before my first cruise to Mexico I took navigation and weather courses at Orange Coast College seamanship center in Newport beach. I already had a basic keelboat certification. Everything else I learned in the school of hard knocks. It always seems to be a tradeoff of how much knowledge is enough and how strong is your desire to cut the lines. I've known people who had their skills and boat in bristol condition but needed "one more thing" to go, and others who really should have reconsidered. Now that I have a trawler again, this time with two engines, I'll
probably hire my surveyor to take a ride and share tips on how to handle her.
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