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post #5 of Old 06-02-2013
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Have you ever chartered a boat before? Chartering with a crew will allow you to safely get a taste of living aboard to see if it's something you really like. My wife and I did this a few times before finally contracting with a school to obtain our ASA 101, 103, 104 (bareboat certification). We chose to use a live-aboard school in which we lived with 2 instructors, 1-on-1 instruction for a week, no other students. We spent 3 months prior to our school studying the ASA material. Just my own humble experience, but to us it was worth every penny. Now we can move on in gaining experience with confidence.

Go sailing now my brother,
It's later than you think.

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