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There will be extreme adventures, new discoveries and no one to answer to ever. The reality, though, is that a sailboat is a few tons worth of fiberglass and steel and you must have some skills to operate it. Thousands of questions have to be answered before you set out, but the bottom line with boating is—just make the decision.
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Knowing how to sail is not mandatory My unforeseen dive into the boating world began when I stumbled upon a colorful painted picture on a piece of notebook paper. The picture, posted on a phone pole in Santa Monica, was of a small sailboat, much like would create in grade school.
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Eventually, the bells and whistles do matter. The basics were already in place: refrigeration, USB radio, roller furling sail, single-handing setup, but for me, it became about vanity and comfort. I had a pal recover all the interior cushions and make tropical themed curtains; I ordered Housewives wants sex tonight GA Rock spring 30739 cockpit cushions; and I set up a top-of-the-line GPS system with full high-res satellite imagery, a handy fishfinder and my favorite, a g2 Vision card imagine aerial color photos of unfamiliar marinas and a 3D perspective of maps.
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Before long, I was diving off my bow, donning snorkel gear and navigating my way around the bottom of the boat while in the middle of Lake Michigan, mind you just to feel her smooth lines and search for imperfections.
I became friendly with all the little creatures that called my boat home hungry birds and trillions of spiders mostlyand come summers end, I was the master of my own little water domain.
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Boating turns to fun on the water once you learn how to read the wind and situate the sails based on that reading. When you show confidence, they gain experience and in the end, everyone feels like a badass. Photo by Fordy I also tapped my eco-friendly vein and bought an electric motor for my dinghy.
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Money becomes liquid in the boating world Rare is the boat that is purchased and then just ready to go. In fact, to sail, all you need is a sturdy vessel and the wind.
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Ross has a cool blog about sailing in San Francisco Bay with Doug, who, like Misty just bought a boat without prior sailing knowledge and went for it! Cody, a professional sailor, helped them ramp up their learning curves.
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