Originally Posted by capta
Congratulations on your new boat. I wish you many hours (days, weeks, years) of pleasure aboard.
One thing you might want to keep in mind is my little saying about boating in Alaska;
Anyone who goes out on a boat in Alaska will be spending the majority of their time enjoying their boat in conditions most people wouldn't even leave the dock in.
In Alaska, I've operated passenger carrying charter boats every day, in conditions that would have invalidated the insurance of similar boats operating in any other state in the Union.
Do not be discouraged; it will make you much better sailors more quickly, just as does learning to sail on Frisco Bay; enjoy!
That is the truth! Alaska oddities strike on many counts. Like getting 7:1 rode out when anchoring in 200 feet of water, 50 feet from shore, snow in July, bears everywhere, etc.
My favorite example is that our schools almost never close, even at -50F. People just can't even imagine.