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Old 02-26-2020, 12:46 AM   #81
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You are dead on. Iíll find a sailing forum. Maybe you can recommend one.
Cruisers Forum is a related(same owners?)forum, probably as popular with sailboaters as this Forum with trawler (and similar) boaters.
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Old 02-26-2020, 02:26 AM   #82
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I've spent my entire life boating and I love it. However, anytime someone says they want to cross an ocean on their own boat I suggest they go to the windward side of the Hawaiian islands, look at the waves, multiply by 2500 miles, and ask yourself honestly if you want to do that..I love boats but would rather look at the open ocean from 30,000 feet!
Crossing oceans. That's what ships are for. ... Leaving San Francisco for Hawaii:
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Old 02-26-2020, 07:05 AM   #83
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I almost never drink and I never bring alcohol with me in my jeep and trailer. That wonít be a problem. One of the things I hope to get an idea for is navigating storms. Common sense tells me directly into it if I canít avoid it. Iím sure common sense might get me in some trouble along the way.
What do you administer in case of "snake bite"?
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Old 02-26-2020, 08:41 AM   #84
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Have read through your posts with both interest and scepticism. If my guess is correct you are a doer and learn often by doing something and redoing it if/when needed to get it right.
I'd suggest getting yourself a boat like a CDory that could be trailered to various locations. You can experience a variety of areas and boating scenarios before committing to a more sizable investment to do your ultimate dream. This would allow you to start the learning and enjoyment sooner... why wait?
I also am a strong supporter of US Sail & Power Squadron (now known as Americas Boating Club) and their many courses and seminars. It is not one course but rather a series of courses that cover many aspects of boating and are usually taught over a several year cycle. Many local chapters now teach on the water components of several of their courses. Most apply to both power and sail and will benefit you regardless of which path you take. And, maybe most important, if you join and take courses you will expand your network of knowledgeable resources with similar interests and priceless experience.
Good luck with your adventures.
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Old 02-26-2020, 09:20 AM   #85
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I'd suggest getting yourself a boat like a CDory that could be trailered to various locations. erests and priceless experience.
The only thing wrong with a CDory is, if you buy a too small one, it's just like camping.
Now, if you are intent on camping, try the Red Roof motel. LOL
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Agree but he seemed to be comfortable with the minimalist approach currently and it's a start and an opportunity to get started and figure out what is needed ultimately... power or sail, inland, inshore or offshore are very different and difficult to figure out from forums. A CDory would also be a minimal cost to get started and easy to resell when ready to move on/up.
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The only thing wrong with a CDory is, if you buy a too small one, it's just like camping.
Now, if you are intent on camping, try the Red Roof motel. LOL
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A C-Dory would feel like a Red Roof Inn compared to the average tear drop camper.


And I find nothing wrong with a Red Roof Inn as long as it's clean and have almost bought C-Dories in the past, even visited their factory back in the day.


I think that would be a great starter boat for an adventurer on a budget (well even smaller if truly no experience... but I'll just go past that).


I remember reading in Small Boat Journal about an older couple who fitted out a 24 ft Carolina skiff who did the ICW. It had a full camper canvas and portable shower, semi enclosed head, etc...etc...


Where there is a will there is a way...one may now live through it all....that "just depends"....
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"Semi-enclosed head"?
Your head pokes out the top of the canvas?
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Greetings,
Mr. OD. "Your head pokes out the top of the canvas?" Much preferable than one's "tail" sticking out I think...
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"Semi-enclosed head"?
Your head pokes out the top of the canvas?
A LOT of boats I have been on had your head sticking above the privacy barriers....not sure about the one in question as not all are.

Not as much fun as the pretty girl with her head out the foredeck hatch enjoying a little morning delight being on top.
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