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Old 08-11-2013
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Re: Questions and Advice for that first BIG sail in a new(OLD) boat

Don't ignore kerosene/paraffin/oil lamps - they may seem old fashioned, but put out a lot of warm, cosy light. Especially if you are short of power; an oil anchor light can be bought fairly cheaply, hoisted up on a halyard, and will last all night...many boats already have an oil lamp down below. With care (and battery operated GPS and flashlights for backup) you'll be surprised at how little electricity you'll need.

As others have said, your other priority should be safety equipment (*VHF*, flares, fire extinguishers, etc). Documentation. Check you have good ground tackle, so you can stop and enjoy life on the way! And a tender with a small motor can do wonders in terms of getting supplies, even slow towing/nudging the big boat!

Sounds like a fun experience. Close to land, an experienced boat in convey - yeah, sounds wonderful! I'm jealous!

(Forgot to say, congrats on the new boat, it looks awesome :-))

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Re: Questions and Advice for that first BIG sail in a new(OLD) boat

Engine-less...Good for you!

OK, here's my check list of in order of priority before I'll take a boat anywhere:

1. Watertight - make sure it ain't gonna sink. Thru hulls, etc...
2. Rudder - make sure I can steer it, including quadrant, cables, rudder gland, tiller and the rudder ain't gonna break off.
3. Sail - make sure I can sail it. The rig ain't gonna fall on my head, and sails and running rigging work.
4. Stop - make sure I've got a good anchoring system.

5. Power - you're choosing to skip this one, so it gets replaced with a perfect weather window and tow services.

Everything else is a luxury.

Good luck and sail on
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Re: Questions and Advice for that first BIG sail in a new(OLD) boat

She sure is pretty...enjoy
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