Nope, that's not the way it's done on Sailnet. Read? Research? Learn to sail first?Evongelo,
You posted a number of questions in the forum. No issues, that's why we're here. However, you said in your introduction that you don't know how to sail and you are new to all this. May I suggest that you spend time in the Learning to Sail and then the Seamanship forums? I think you'll find that many of your initial questions have been asked by multitudes before you who are/were in your same position.
Learning to Sail - SailNet Community
Seamanship & Navigation - SailNet Community
The book recommendation thread may also be helpful:
I like this guy. The first person to be helpful out of everyone I was thinking wine cask as it seems more cultured and elegant if you will. And I don't like Apple, I use Toshiba. Besides, no one teaches sail fish how to sail and he seems to be just fine.Nope, that's not the way it's done on Sailnet. Read? Research? Learn to sail first?
That's for losers.
The real way to circumnavigate is to either seal yourself up in a converted beer keg and set off, or set off solo in a 70 foot Frers Hylas. No need for "seamanship". Give 'em an iPad and an EPIRB and everything will be just fine.
I was gathering that you don't want a large cockpit for open sea sailing. I read that it's more susceptible to storms? Am I wrong about that?One of the reasons I did NOT purchase a 41-Morgan Out Island was I figured I would have some difficulty handling it single-handed. I opted for the 33 Morgan Out Island after looking carefully at what it had to offer. The features included: Large cockpit, huge interior space, loads of storage, large berths, high interior head room, mast under 50 feet so I could get under most bridges in my immediate area, great stability offshore, and larger engine size.
Where those that sail larger boats are relying on more and more mechanisms to make sailing possible (electric winches, windlass, etc).I think it was Bob Perry (?) who stated that for single handing long distances one should be able to physically man-handle the largest water soaked sail in the inventory while on a violently pitching deck in full gale conditions ... and that equates to a ~400 sq. ft. sail which further equates to a ~40ft. max. sized boat.
I think that this board can be a great resourse. I think what DRFerron is saying is that yiou probably don't know the real questions to ask in the first place.I'm basically trying to gain knowledge right now. I've been doing a lot of reading on this topic, but it's so much to take in that it's nice to just ask direct questions instead of browsing for hours upon hours through the the internet or forums when you have one thing you want answered specifically.