Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Portland, Maine USA
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Just to add...
I have had some adventures single handing, two weeks at a time, on a smaller boat. Coastal cruising. My first trip on a keel boat was from Greenport, L.I. to Piermont, NY, on the Hudson. I have learned a few lessons... survived with a bruised hand. But we got there just fine. Then I sailed the same boat
(Pearson Ariel) from Piermont to Portland, Maine. That was an adventure...
No autopilot of any kind, motor working sporadically, but this time I borrowed a GPS.
Hell Gate part was a hair raising experience, both times... I got there right on time on the slack tide, but so did every monster barge this side of the Atlantic... It was crowded.
Well, this boat seems like a good start, for my means, anyway...