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  1. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hoping for some expert advice! My husband is an experienced sailor. As a surprise, I want to charter a bareboat for him to sail with seven other people in July. I'm hoping to put the whole thing together, but I'm a bit lost (I'm not a sailor). Was hoping someone had some advice: 1. Is there a...
  2. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hoping for some expert advice! My husband is an experienced sailor. As a surprise, I want to charter a bareboat for him to sail with seven other people in July. I'm hoping to put the whole thing together, but I'm a bit lost (I'm not a sailor). Was hoping someone had some advice: 1. Is there a...
  3. Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hi all, Myself and my partner have been giving the liveaboard life some thought now for around a year. We both love to travel, and have been on boats but no active sailing experience yet, which we are trying to get now but then covid happened! We've started saving towards a boat and have...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
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