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What would you want to learn?

If you were to attend a seminar or webinar on any sailing/cruising topic, what would it be? What are you interested in learning about?
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Re: What would you want to learn?

My interest would be in choosing and using the most economical and reliable sat coms (phone?) to get weather at sea. A detailed course in every aspect of every system offered, so one might purchase a system as an educated buyer.
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Six month cruising out of Grenada or other downwind locations. Nuts and bolts of boat purchase, registration, and insurance; hauling and dry storage; boat services; income tax considerations; etc
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Re: What would you want to learn?

I would like to know more about diesel engines. I would like to see one disassembled, reassembled and started.

Showing all the systems that make it work.
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I would like to really get a handle on modern weather forecasting with multiple tools
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Re: What would you want to learn?

I would also be interested in some engineering basics.

For example, if I wanted to remove a couple inches off the keel how much weight would I have to take out of the rig?

Or

I'm would like to increase the heavy weather capability of my boat what would do the most good. Larger chain-plates, bigger shrouds etc.

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I would like to be able to understand electrical loads and how to engineer them better. For example to add bow thruster what are my options to power it.

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Re: What would you want to learn?

Shaft driven generator setups.

Would be nice to constantly charge just from the action of the prop being dragged through the water while under sail.

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I would like to know more about diesel engines. I would like to see one disassembled, reassembled and started.

Showing all the systems that make it work.
With the options you mentioned I think this is the best one. It could come in use to a lot of people. Close second would be the electrical idea.

When I see the question, my first thought was learning about rigging work and any manner of splicing lines for different uses.

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