Mindy Abbott Sailboat February 13th, 2018 - 13:07:49
Finishing your sailboat will prove that you can make a commitment and complete a large-scale project. The current economy has put the dream out boat ownership out of reach for many people. When you build your own sailboat, you can begin to live the boating lifestyle and make the dream of owning a boat a reality. Many people who enjoy DIY projects have completed a sailboat building project. Whether you work solo or enlist family and friends as helpers, building your own sailboat is an experience youll never forget.
Some people called the wooden sailboats as the older sailboats, because it is made out of wood. This can be very beautiful, particularly when properly maintained. With the right woods, a sailboat can be lovely to look at. However, there are plenty of problems associated with woods. This is the advantages of wooden sailboats, even treated wood will tend to rot away over time and it is something that also attracts insects and pests, both air and waterborne, which will destroy the wood. The advantages of wooden sailboat, for some this may be here nor there, but a wooden sailboat is more attractive. The shine of teak wood shimmering against water is an age old sight that invokes thoughts of freedom and the sea. Fiberglass, while more easily colored, does not bring the same traditional beauty of sailing.
The sailboat cruiser is interested in having fun, being safe, and enjoying the fellowship with other boaters... in a stationary situation. It is very hard to have cocktails or enjoy conversation while the boat is moving... as it is when you are sailboat racing. Sailboat cruising versus sailboat racing is as different as day and night. I would not normally compare circumnavigation to sailboat cruising... but rather use it to illustrate a point. I had a conversation with Bill Pinckney a few months after he had become the first African-American to circumnavigate the globe alone. I asked him what was the secret to successful circumnavigation. His answer was very simplistic..." You have to stay healthy and you have to stay on board"...very similar to how to enjoy sailboat cruising. Tacking is a maneuver performed many times in the course of a sailboat race... I asked Pinckney how many times he tacked going around the world... he thought about it for a minute and replied..."Once, I think". Sailboat cruising versus sailboat racing... very different, one is a lifestyle... the other is a competitive sport.
If you want to experience the freedom of sailing and moving gracefully through the water with nothing but wind power, than buying a used sailboat is your ticket to getting there. With so many sailors on the water - and owners growing out of smaller boats or down-sizing from bigger boats - there is currently a booming used sailboat market. The sailboat of your dreams may be on sale right now, just waiting for you to find her! Buying a used sailboat can be a safe, high value bet if you know what to look for. Search for sailboats that were kept for many years by the same owner. This means that even if the boat was not meticulously maintained - though many are - you still have access to the history of the sailboat and what kind of conditions it was exposed to.