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07-12-2013 07:26 AM
Spray
Re: Not even a neophyte

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Originally Posted by Rossignols View Post
Welcome SPRAY. Your reference to the turnpike makes me think Northeast. Where abouts?
You guessed right. I'm in Pennsylvania, just south of Harrisburg.
07-11-2013 07:24 PM
Rossignols
Re: Not even a neophyte

Welcome SPRAY. Your reference to the turnpike makes me think Northeast. Where abouts?
07-10-2013 08:21 AM
Spray
Re: Not even a neophyte

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Originally Posted by Railsplitter View Post
Friends sailing clueless = live ballast. Spray, there's no better way to experience freedom in this Brave New World than to go sailing. Plenty of excellent books on small craft sailing are available at most libraries, including Royce's Sailing Illustrated, the Bible for many small craft sailors. Other basic sailing books offer simple diagrams so you may better grasp the essentials. Know that marine safety is paramount: yours and the safety of all aboard. Study the "Rules of the Road" before you leave shore. If a course of instruction is beyond your budget, hook up with an experienced sailor who can teach you what you need to know. Follow regulations and err on the side of caution whenever you are in doubt (or clueless), since ignorance can get expensive at sea and possibly cost you your life. Out here off San Diego, would-be sailors die on a regular basis, and I'm not even counting power wanks and PWC operators in that factual statement. I've sailed all my life, and I assure you, once you get a clue and know how to handle your boat under all conditions, you will never know greater freedom... follow the leads in my first post to see what I mean, and understand that the same options will be open to you as an experienced small craft sailor.
That's really good advice railsplitter and thank you for the affirmation of my decision. There's always a little voice in the back of my mind that doubts my decision to get into sailing, but then I read something like your statement and reminds me of why I want to get into it. Thanks again!
07-10-2013 08:18 AM
Spray
Re: Not even a neophyte

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Crew? don't need no stinking crew LOL. It's set up for single hand which I do up to about 10-15 mph of wind. Then it gets difficult on the River. Most of my friends are sailing clueless and just come along for a ride.
That's really cool, especially if you're out on the river too.
07-09-2013 05:49 PM
deniseO30
Re: Not even a neophyte

Live ballast is also good for making handling food, snacks, drinks and some even start to ask if they can "try it" Teaching a little bit now and then, giving them a nice peaceful first time experience works for me. Now.. if, some adrenalin junkie is at the helm "proving" how much he or she can "show others" how terrifying it can be it's a sure way to continue being single handed!
07-09-2013 03:40 PM
deniseO30
Re: Not even a neophyte

Crew? don't need no stinking crew LOL. It's set up for single hand which I do up to about 10-15 mph of wind. Then it gets difficult on the River. Most of my friends are sailing clueless and just come along for a ride.
07-09-2013 02:53 PM
Spray
Re: Not even a neophyte

Ah, too modest I'm sure
07-09-2013 02:45 PM
jimgo
Re: Not even a neophyte

Stick around...I'll be sure to disabuse you of both of those notions.
07-09-2013 10:31 AM
Spray
Re: Not even a neophyte

Thanks for the warm welcome bljones! Everyone on here seems very knowledge and so friendly. I'm looking forward to entering this great community!
07-09-2013 10:16 AM
bljones
Re: Not even a neophyte

Spray...
you're gonna love it.
welcome aboard, and welcome to the life.
Model building is a great start to understanding boats, rigging, hull form and shape... and a great way to pass the long, cold winters.
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