Annie Wiley Sailboat February 09th, 2018 - 10:24:53
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.
Sailboats can be a lot of fun and there are many reasons why someone may consider getting a sailboat. If you have ever considered getting a sailboat you know that there are many benefits but also many problems associated with it. To start they are quite expensive what do provide you with a lot of entertainment. There are many reasons why you should consider getting a sailboat and a few things that you need to remember to shop for one including; Price Sailboats are an expensive purchase and there is really no way around that.
The more intimate setting that sailboats provide is attractive to the person that is tired of the large groups that cruise ships and yachts have a tendency to offer. Without the captain and the crew a bareboat charter by name the price of the rental can be far less and more exciting because you can create your own trip so to speak. If you cannot think of a reason why you would rather charter a sailboat here are a few excuses you could use. Excuses for Getting a Sailboat Charter While quite a few sailboat charters are available from the United States often sailboats are chartered to people that are already at their destination. St. Vincent situated near Barbados and St. Lucia includes mountains and a volcano.
There are other advantages too. Fiberglass boats usually have separate keels that are bolted in place. The bolts work in the retaining holes in the hull enlarging then slightly and after a few years you are likely to get leaks. Worse still if you press your sailboat really hard the bolts can breakand you lose the keel. This happens quite often in racing and can happen to cruising sailboats as well. The keel of a steel or aluminum boat is formed as part of the hull so it cannot come off - and the ballast of lead or steel is encapsulated inside where it cannot move. If you are looking for a 20-28 foot sailboat to cruise around rivers estuaries and a little offshore cruising then fiberglass is fine. But if you want to go further or you want your boat to be of a particular design choose aluminum or steel. Many firms offer excellent designs for metal sailboats and some offer sets of panels that you weld together - or have welded together - usually complete with instructions.