Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Guanaja, Bay Islands, Honduras
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Re: need help making the decision
I think sailing up north costs 1000 times what it does down here. It' seems to me that the N.E. recreational sailor has made it as expensive and difficult as possible. Down here, we take an old fiberglass hull, put a sail up, and sail around the bay. no big whoop. Seems like Ya'll need, state of art rigging, new sails, chart plotter, good inboard deisel, new color coded sta-set line, all run to cockpit, intricate reefing systems, fancy fowl'ys, a pair of gortex gloves, a sailing club membership, tow boat and boat u.s, sat phone, spot, e-pirb, a hydro stat life raft, water maker, a.c., liability, fire and flood, a good internet connection and a bank loan before you'll even consider leaving the dock. Jeez.
" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"