Join Date: Jan 2018
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Which oceans don't have sharks thx
I actually had a similar landlubber based question but for bears and backpacking. Let me rewind a bit...
Hey all! I am a 32 year old male, life is going at light speed, and I work in tech around the SF bay area. I've had the dream of building a wooden boat most of my life, and sailing to far-off places. Currently, the desire to do coastal/south american/Hawaii and beyond voyages is my target.
I currently have a 1978 o'Day 23-2 that I picked up for cheap and spent way too much money and time fixing up. It's almost ready to go back in the bay again, and may sail it to Tomales/Bodega.
My experience: I sailed a few times as a kid at a summer camps. I've read many books on voyaging and a few on seamanship. Have gone out solo probably around 15 times including overnight anchoring and desperately want to go more. I also watch *all* the sailing youtube channels in the little free time that I have outside of work, real estate, fixing the boat, and music.
I plan on taking my first leave of absense/voyage in 1 to 1.5 years. I haven't managed to convince a girl (well beyond some hippie ones) to come with me yet. But I'm working on that too.
Last edited by afraidofsharks; 01-17-2018 at 03:07 PM.