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Rachel Vaughn Sailboat February 13th, 2018 - 13:43:46
2. Acquire new skills. Challenging yourself to learn new skills keeps your mind sharp and focused. Youll experience a true sense of fulfillment when you apply new sailboat building skills to the construction of your own boat. 3. Get the best deal for your money. When you build your own sailboat, you can ensure that the best materials are used and that the workmanship satisfies your standards. 4. Save money on labor costs. By completing the labor yourself, you can save up to 50% on the cost of your boat compared to a manufactured sailboat.
There are different kinds of sailboat to choose from. Some people neglect of choosing a wooden sailboat, maybe because of the modern technology. But having your own wooden sailboat, whether you just want a small one to have fun with close to shore or a larger boat that you can entertain on, is a great experience. You will need to make sure that the maintenance is something that is kept up, or you have a beautiful sailboat can quickly turn into a money gobbling monster. But for those who starting to live somewhere very cold then winterizing a sailboat is an important part of your end of season work.
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.
As far as the traditional monhull sailboats that most people are familiar with, the most common of all of them are the single mast sailboats. Also known as a sloop, these sailboats have a single mast that is either set into or stepped to the hull, or the deck of the ship. This mast supports two sails, the mainsail and the headsail (sometimes referred to as the jib). The mainsail is the aft sail and the headsail is to forward sail. The catboat and the cutter are two variations of the sloop. The catboat has the mainsail at the front of the ship and the cutter holds the mast aft and can commonly feature two jibs along with the mainsail. Having a single mast sailboat is easier to control and maintain and therefore is the most common sailboat for schools and lessons.