Originally Posted by Cruisingdad
but not everyone listens!!
So often the problem here too.... Personally I am working my skills back up after not having sailed for nearly 20 years (I can't believe I let it go that long between sails) So for the first dozen sails on my boat I took someone who had sailed recently (a colleague and my Step Dad). And I was an experienced off shore sailor 20 years ago, but being landlocked for 20 years makes you rusty and changing from mono's to a tri meant some new things to learn, so I took the cautious approach that I would advise others to take.
My plans are to start with this boat, get my skills back up then upgrade to a bigger boat that I can do some longer coastal hopping and spend a few weeks aboard at a time with the family, then maybe further down the track upgrade again to a comfortable live aboard.
Do as I do not as I say... oh hang on...... Never mind