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With probably <1000 miles on calm waters, open boats in the Netherlands I can hardly call myself a skipper (or schipper, the Dutch, throat injury-causing way). Didn't even start a personal log-book!
Yet, all going to plan, a few weeks from now I'll have a certificate from the RYA stating that I am indeed a "Day Skipper". (Will keep my night-job)
And of course, because I am a foolish dreamer, I started considering my own boat.
Rule #1: I am NOT going to come anywhere near a 40ft-er that I cannot sail or afford!
Reason says I should look for a plastic thing, like Etap 22.
But they look soooo boooring!
I think I'd be happier in the cockpit of an old wooden boat, assunming I don't screw-up and find myself owning a barely-floating, rotting piece of timber.