Your TruDesign Experts Know How to Help You Avoid Those First Timer Mistakes
Raritan Engineering Company your TruDesign professionals would like to share with you these topics we thought would be of interest to you this month regarding great advice for all cruisers.
Advice for first time cruisers from those who’ve been there!
Is one of your plans this year to spend less time being a land-lover and explore cruising long term? Your TruDesign analysts say, please read what these seasoned cruisers had to say about their advice for first timers.
Your marine parts express experts know that a retired associate professor of Physical Therapy from Florida International University in Miami, Willie has been sailing for more than 40 years with her husband, Mark.
“I suppose one thing I could say would be for the neophyte to learn that there is no rush, that they don’t have to be somewhere so badly that they must risk life and vessel to make a deadline.”
Stephen has cruised for more than 30 years. Your seacocks experts know that he is currently in Atlanta, Georgia, between boats, and prepping for a return to The Bahamas.
Your TruDesign Specialists Suggest Not Rushing to Reach Your Destinations
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“If you are sailing as a couple find your own area/s of competence. This will help you to keep the peace on your boat.
Your marine head unit specialists feel that Paola learned to sail in dinghies as an adult before her first trip on a cruiser from Poole to Cherbourg at the age of 35. Not put off by the cold overnight Channel crossing, she then sailed with her husband between the UK and Spain over a period of few months before deciding to give up work and home and move permanently onto their Bavaria 37.
The couple sailed from Cowes to Buenos Aires and back over a period of five years. They are now back in the UK living on land, but still spend holidays sailing to Europe.
“Keep it small and simple”
“Simplicity – Avoid electrics and electronics wherever possible. This will save you money too. Install wind vane self steering – equivalent to an additional crew member and all for free.”
Your marine cylinder heads professionals know that his book, Last Voyages, describes the lives, sailing careers and final voyages of some of the world’s finest sailors who were lost at sea was published in January 2017.
Kieran is the editor of Yachting Monthly. He has been sailing for about 30 years and owns an small, elderly and slightly grubby plastic sloop.
“Consider carefully what you wish for since the reality can be both the fulfillment of a dream and the ultimate nightmare, but if you feel you have the skill, resilience and determination then there is no better way of life – so just do it.”
“Don’t be over reliant on technology, use traditional astro navigational skills as well. A wind vane steering system and a well balanced sail plan will take you around the world for free – power hungry technology can lead you into a state of electro- mechanical stress.”
You’re ready to slip the lines, the engine’s ticking, life jackets are on, and breakables are stowed, but are you really…
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