SailNet Community - View Single Post - Learning to cruise and live aboard
View Single Post
post #5 of Old 11-18-2009
Senior Member
jerryrlitton's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Phuket, Thailand
Posts: 1,687
Thanks: 7
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 14
Originally Posted by braidmike View Post
That is absolutely classic!! THANKS!!
I was in the same place it sounds like you are about 5 or 6 years ago. Not sure I would recomend my approach, but my partner and I just started researching everything on the net, took a couple classes, bought a boat that seemed to have our name on it, and hope to start our circumnavigation next fall. We followed advice that resonated, ignored what didn't, made a few mistakes, all in all: having a great time! For us, it has been the experience of actually 'doing it' that is the best teacher. The ASA class we took was fun, but I probably learn ten times as much when actually out on the water in our boat. Everyone learns diferently, for us it seems best to jump in & figure it out as we go. FWIW
You actually forgot the part about taking a cold shower while tearing up $100 dollar bills.....

"Let there be light!" said God, and there was light! "Let there be blood!" says man, and there's a sea!
Lord Byron, Don Juan

S/V Temptation
Islander 44
Very non-production
(Well, 10 were made so sort of non production)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jerryrlitton is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome