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  1. bernhardusa
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    bernhardusa Junior Member

    thank you...

    thank you for all your comments, I really appreciate that much :)

    just one thing, I couldn't find any answer yet.

    how does it work, if I would like to go to different places and ports ?

    I mean, can you leave your boat just a little bit outside the port, so you dont' have to pay anything ? or isn't that allowed ?

    any risks ? or any other things I have to consider about that ?

    @sighmoon:
    holy holy.. did you cross the Atlantic with a 26 foot boat ?
    I mean, like I said... I am not a sailer yet, but I personally would never cross the Atlantic in a 26 foot boat.. if you did, wow... this is very impressive.... just my personal opinion, for me it would be really extreme dangerous....



    thank you and till later,
    bernhard
     
  2. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    It was already said above!
    Go sailing, that will answer your questions! At least 90 or 91% of them (PAR and I will fight that out when time has come).
     
  3. bernhardusa
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    bernhardusa Junior Member

    uff...

    uff... I was hoping maybe someone can tell me a bit about that topic before I make some bad experience... I would really appreciate that... :)

    thans and happy sailing,
    bernhard
     
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  5. mydauphin
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    mydauphin Senior Member

    Bern, consider joining Coast Guard reserve, fishing fleet or other on the job training. There lots of way to do it for free, without joining navy for years and being sent overseas. At least for a little will get you some experience.
     
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    rwatson Senior Member

    I started off spending a few hundred dollars on taking a sailing course (in sailing dinghys) at the local yacht club. Buy some boat books, secondhand, if you like, to read others experiences

    After you get a bit useful on the water, you will find plenty of crewing jobs wherever yachts race.

    All the previous advice of 'getting involved' is very wise.

    Perhaps you may never get on the water in the way you envisage, but you will be having a lot of fun trying.
     
  8. bernhardusa
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    bernhardusa Junior Member

    thank you

    thank you very much for all your comments, I really appreciate that...

    I contacted my local yacht club.. unfortunately, the sailing calsses for this season are full, and I can't join anymore.. just starting next year..

    the cool thing is that I will meet next week and I hope I can learn from pros in a practical way... coast guard and such thing sounds also cool, I will try to get as many options as I can...

    THANK YOU ALL for your great ideas and suggestions,
    so far.. happy sailing,
    bernhard :)
     
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    sighmoon Junior Member

    Hi Bernhard,

    No I didn't cross the atlantic in a 26 foot boat - that was someone else's blog, but one I enjoy for the 'do it now with what we've got' attitude.

    If the size of the boat crossing the Atlantic impresses you check out the mini-transat - nearly 100 21 footers racing across the atlantic, singlehanded. (No, I didn't do that either).

    My point really is that you can afford your dream if you are willing to rough it a bit.
     
  10. bernhardusa
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    bernhardusa Junior Member

    wopaaa

    wow.. thx for your reply.. crossing the atalntic with such s small boat is really scary.. I would say, only extrem pros can do that... and even that is not woithout risking your life....

    dont' know so much about sailing yet, but that's what I think....

    thx and till later,
    bernhard
     

  11. PAR
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    Any time your venture further from shore then you can safely swim back to, is taking on an element of risk. Ocean crossings aren't to be taken lightly, but a well prepared boat and reasonably skilled skipper can handle it.
     
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