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Nice one ehirlehy. I doubt that the OP has even heard of the 'Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy'.

Part of the fun of not knowing everything is learning a few things at a time along the way. If you knew everything you would have nothing to look forward to.

The closest approximation of what you have asked for would be if SailingDog could give you the Vulcan mind meld then you would not have any more questions that couldn't be answered by yourself, immediately. Unfortunately SailingDog is not Vulcan and doesn't give out his phone # to just anyone.

To allude to yet another TV series: "Patience Grasshopper!"

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Yea?
that is why a one page gathers some basics of other people experiences is needed.
To save some of peoples life's spent!

Moreover, what about a page especially for urgent help!
Imaging yourself in a middle of situation and need fast advice!

Sammy,

Sailing is about the journey...and learning is part of the journey-it is NOT the destination. If you're asking for experience, and you want it now...it just doesn't work that way.

The way to get 10-years of experience is to work on it for a decade.

Good luck...MGM

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See how fun this is already?.. .........i2f

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Wow... one page? That would be one seriously long page!!!

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I agree with Sammy! Stop giving him a hard time about needing a page for we newbies!

PRIME example. What does this (sailor's phrase) mean;

"Raise your Well. I call."
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Hey guys
In matter of sailing or boating -among many other fields- I am ignorant, so don't make fun on me for that, it is common for everyone to be ignorant in many fields.
So, let us start with a simple question.
If I am in a boat and want to spent the night in it in the middle of a sea, what precaution or lights I can make to be safe from some other boats hitting mine?

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Sammy -
1) Buy a copy of Chapman's Piloting, Seamanship, and Small Boat Handling.
2) Read it. Twice.
Problems solved, questions answered.

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Hey guys
In matter of sailing or boating -among many other fields- I am ignorant, so don't make fun on me for that, it is common for everyone to be ignorant in many fields.
So, let us start with a simple question.
If I am in a boat and want to spent the night in it in the middle of a sea, what precaution or lights I can make to be safe from some other boats hitting mine?

There is no one, single answer - the nav rules applicable are dependent on WHERE you are, in or out of COLREGs, etc. Also, there is a HUGE difference between what "precautions" to take and what "lights" you are required to display for safety. It also depends on if you are sailing, under power, drifting, anchored, etc...

There are no simple answers to complex issues.
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As a newb I can agree with you. But one page is impossible!

I've been reading like a madman! And then I read some more... I've probably bought about 10 books so far. My wife never gets to talk to me anymore because i'm so eager to learn...

Do a search on here first, sometimes it works pretty good - sometimes not.

When you find a boat you are gonna look at - post it up here and people will help you with it and give you a heads up on shortcomings that they see. They have certainly helped me a bunch!!!

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"The point of a Journey is not to arrive..."
Ha Ha Ha
I liked this line, in different words it means "get lost"

however, I got a very good advices by just discussing the matter, here and at introduce yourself page.

some one asked me how I know that I even will like being off shore? Very true...
another wise man advised me to move south to a warmer climate... very good advice as well.

I decide to start discover my real feeling of being off shore first by buying an inflatable boat, move to the south, and try to be at beach the most I can to see if I like it or get sick of it.

Then i'll try to add a sail to that dingy and see how it will work with me.

what do you think fox?

Is this thing will do good to my goal? Amazon.com: Intex Seahawk II Boat Set: Sports & Outdoors

or this:
Amazon.com: Sevylor Inflatable Super Caravelle 4 Person Boat: Sports & Outdoors

I appreciate your help.

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