Roxanne Sailboat February 10th, 2018 - 16:05:20
While most people tend to think of sailboats as all being the same, there are actually a variety of different types of sailboats in use throughout the world today. The basics still apply to them as far as sails and using the wind to power them through the water, but the features that make them unique offer a variety of different benefits to people, depending on their personal preferences. Many people wrongly assume that the size of the sailboat is the defining characteristic that separates it from other sailboats on the water. While different size sailboat will certainly have different features and provide its passengers with an array of different comforts, its not the size that really matters. The most common differences between sailboats have to do with the number and the position of masts that each ship has, though in recent years, that is no longer the only distinction.
A sailboat can take you on a wonderful trip for away from home, into the sparkling aquamarine ocean to lands far away. Imagine renting a sailboat for a week and jaunting off to the fabulous island of your dreams for a week, or plan a trip full of several destinations. Enjoy the ocean spray from aboard the sailboat, and take an indulgent sip of your drink. The options are endless and the choice is up to you. Sailboat charters are becoming more and more popular with people that, year after year, have been on vacations to islands. People that have taken cruises and yacht excursions are deciding to strike it out on their own.
Sailboat cruising versus sailboat racing... the skill set required is vastly different To be a successful sailboat racer requires quickness, agility and strength in order to attain the maximum sailboat speed. If you look at a team photo of a crew entered in the Americas Cup, for example... you will see very young and very fit, men and women. The exception is the Captain and the tactician... these two men or women are on board for their experience... knowledge of race tactics, and ability to make the boat go as fast as possible. The sailboat cruiser on the other hand can be any age, any body type, and know very little about sailboat racing.
You will need to be good with your hands and have a small workshop with the necessary tools. Its best to buy the tools as you go along to avoid unnecessary expenditure. You may decide to buy a prefabricated hull and sails, or alternatively you may opt to make everything yourself. Whatever you decide, your starting point is a scale drawing with enough detail to get you started. If you are really ambitious you could even create your own design. Beware of scaling down the plans of a full size boat unless you are an expert mathematician because the relationship is not direct.