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sammy112350 01-31-2010 12:57 PM

one page for beginners is needed...
We need a page that contains all possible information and advices for beginners;
How to start, buying a boat, basic regulations, how to spent a night safely in a boat, what licenses are needed to sail a boat, how much marina costs in average, is DMV license needed for a boat and trailer? etc...

imagine2frolic 01-31-2010 01:39 PM

That wouldn't be any fun....:laugher ....i2f

k1vsk 01-31-2010 03:00 PM

A "page" that contains "all possible information" is an oxymoron. People spend their lives trying to figure this out.
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sammy112350 01-31-2010 04:44 PM


Originally Posted by k1vsk (Post 565632)
A "page" that contains "all possible information" is an oxymoron. People spend their lives trying to figure this out.
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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!

soulofmine 01-31-2010 06:04 PM

having access to as much information as is posted here on this one site is probably about as concise as you are going to get it. there is a wealth of knowledge here. you are already saving a ton of time just by flipping through posts here.

personally, whenever I have to rush through anything in life, I begin to seriously question my motives.

Learning to Sail
The Salt's Corner Table
and don't forget the search field at the top of the page.
best of luck.

eherlihy 01-31-2010 06:53 PM

Hmmm, One page that contains all possible answers to everything? No problem; I can do that in one line. Here it is;


Now, don't panic, just go figure out the question.

canadianseamonkey 01-31-2010 07:26 PM

That page may be different for each person. You may have an outboard, me an a race boat and me a cruiser. In the middle of what kind of situation would I need fast advice? but not too fast cause I would have to go read that one pager. I think most captains have a log book and more than enough info they need in a binder...IE: oil filter make, engine belt size, emergency procedures for guests on board if the captain gets ill. I know I do, and I had to make own spreadsheet using the info I researched here.

Maybe you want to start a thread asking about which specifics are most important on our list and make a one pager from that?

bljones 01-31-2010 07:36 PM

That page is available at the top of each page.
Hit the "Search" button.

There ain't no fast track to graduating from the school of hard knocks.

stephenbarns 01-31-2010 07:44 PM

Ok I will oblige you. First look in your local classifieds , craigslist, sailboat trader , to find a boat in your price range. call them up and tell them that you want to look at it. If it looks ok and you think that it is cool tell the seller that you like the boat, but in this buyers market you can't give a nickel over $650 less than the asking price. make sure that he shows you how to raise the sails and all of that type of stuff. On your way home buy a learn to sail book. If possible schedule a ASA basic sailing course , if not just go out on a decently windy day with one of your buddies and break a few things on your new boat, don't be a wimp you will figure it out. This is also the time that you will learn that the previous owner maybe got his $650 out of you. ABOVE ALL ELSE do not try to raise the sails without making sure that the sail is somehow connected to the halyard or you will have to find a new sailing buddy after the 2 of you have to step the mast. Make sure that your anchor rode (rope) is longer than 50 ft or you will just drag around while you are trying to relax. After each sail log on to the sailnet forum and tell us your troubles and someone that has been doing this since they were born will explain exactly how to correct your problem, unfortunatly you will not understand a word that he is saying. No you don't need a liscense to sail if you own the boat, yes you need a drivers liscense to pull one, a marina costs from $50-$300 in avg assuming first timers are not buying a 50 footer. Make sure that you have have all of your lights on and good anchoring overnight ,n case of an emergency press the red button.

bljones 01-31-2010 07:47 PM

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