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Old 07-17-2010
sailorthom sailorthom is offline
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Living aboard in a small working marina in Florida was perhaps the best years of my life. There was always activity during the day, plus the watchful eye of the dockmaster made it crime free. At night we were locked in with a security fence and the watchman ushered us through. It was in the best sense of the word a community. Something that is hard to find these days. As to your original question, I have given it some thought. Learn the rules of the road(rightaway, markers, lights etc.)Always know how much water is under your boat. Know your vessel and maintain it. Get a good GPS. and learn how to "read the weather" and with some common sense you will be fine. You say you already know how to sail, so if you can afford it, go for it. Let me know when you get to the east coast, Thom
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