Not a mechanic!
Thanks for the heads up on fixing a boat. I know I don't have those skills. My interest is in an ocean crossing, most particularly to New Zealand. I will read about women who have singlehanded but I think I will need to find a partner. I would be lonely on my own and since I like to cook I wouldn't have anyone to share my cuisine with. I might try living on a boat first and take weekend excursions to get the feel. This is all new to me, but I'm excited and thanks for your interest in replying. Sue