Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
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I've said it before:
"if you want to fly a hull - fly a hobie, not a home"
I don't live aboard, but my boat cost more than my first and second homes combined. I don't risk it for pleasure sails, even if insurance is going to replace most of it, I don't need the emotional pain. I'm also not the kind of guy that sledgehammers out my own wall when I want to add to a family room.
Do I take it out and sail, heck ya, even solo - do I go to places I've never been and bounce around a little, heck ya, even solo. Fly a hull? no. Go out by choice in Force 6, no.
Do I know how? unqualified Yes - via charter's using other peoples homes, not mine; and sailing school (winds 35kt and up the week I went).
If you want to test your self, do it in on someone elses boat.