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  1. SAILOR HANDS: Advice needed

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi everyone, I am working on formulating a hand cream for sailors. Myself and friends have experienced extremely dry, calloused and cracked hands when sailing and haven't found much relief from what's out there (chemically, ineffective, expensive etc.). I think the exposure to the elements...
  2. Couple reacquainting with sailing, ISO best vessel for live aboard

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi everyone. For starters, my normal M.O. for research on any subject is to do Google searches and watch subject-appropriate videos, but this endeavor requires much more wisdom from experiences of those who thrive in the lifestyle we wish to align ourselves with. That said, my wife and I will be...
  3. Cruising with a family of 4!

    Cruising and Sailing with Children
    Hey! My wife and I have decided we are going to move aboard a boat with our kids and homeschool them for a few years. The boys are 2yrs old and 4yrs old. We've only sailed on charters and never owned a boat of our own so we are looking for some advice on what to get! We went to the Miami boat...
  4. Need advice on choosing a Boat

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hey all, So I am currently in the process of looking for a boat and well its no easy task. My first thought was to get a small weekender 20-25 foot to further my experience sailing before I move up to the big leagues of a liveaboard. After doing some craigslist surfing and finding anything local...
  5. New York to Cape May ok for beginners?

    Chesapeake / Central US east coast
    Hello, sailors, I would be very grateful for your advice about a route my boyfriend and I would like to sail: Jamaica Bay (NYC) to Cape May, possibly with two or three stops in between. My main questions are: Would you recommend us to do this considering the given conditions (see below) or...
  6. Advice on an F. Dekker & Son 1963 custom steel boat

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hello everybody, I am new to the forum, so maybe I should start by introducing myself. My name is Mark, I live in France, and am a young man, mostly acustomed to travelling around. I have been sailing for quite a few years, and have "boat-hiked" around the med quite a bit, and across the...
  7. Hello! Newcomer here looking for advice!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello there, I'm going to introduce myself first to this amazing community. I'm a 27yo guy from São Paulo/Brazil who has quite a lot of experience as a backpacker. I traveled all around Europe (Western)/Americas(US - Florida and East Coast, Canada - Toronto, Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Belize...
  8. Jeanneau 45DS Leak Problem

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hi I am looking for some advice, we sail with a friend, who is fairly new to sailing and owns a 5 year old Jeanneau 45DS which is developing a water leak into the port side Heads area and main cabin - its very hard to establish where the leak is coming from, are there any owners out there, or...