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Re: Im buying a big boat! But i have never sailed

Originally Posted by seaboy View Post
All i want from this thread is other peoples experience's about going to sea, on there own, in their own boat, for the very first time.
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I can tell you my experience going to sea alone (single handed) for the first time. It was apprehension and a dose of fear. And I think the bigger your boat the bigger the apprehension and fear will be. A little fear is good, too much, not so. Bigger boats mean a lot more stress and tension on the running rigging. A lot more force to deal with if something parts, and a lot harder to dock, and a lot harder to get off during a grounding.
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