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Annie Wiley Sailboat February 27th, 2018 - 15:04:35
Its rainforest is something to brag about and the botanical gardens bring inspiration to anyone that visits this gorgeous island. With waterfalls nature trails and scuba diving St. Vincent is a great place to sail that boat to. The Grenadines provides a perfect reason or excuse to charter a sailboat. With several islands grouped together sailing from one to the other is a breeze. Just fifteen minutes form St. Vincent these islands are stunning. Still practicing the old sea-faring traditions and producing an old-world charm the little islands are cute to bounce around to atop a sailboat to. Moving on to the Caribbean including even more islands to hop around to the sailboat can carry you back and forth. With a great mixture of different cultures and traditions these islands are yet another excuse to hire a sailboat charter.
Sailboat cruising versus sailboat racing... let us examine the difference between the two.· Sailboat cruising boat versus a sailboat racing boat...The boats themselves A sailboat cruising boat has creature comforts... it is an effect a floating RV... you can cook sleep entertain and enjoy the surroundings in a sailboat cruising boat. A sailboat racing boat is designed for one thing and one thing only... boat speed. Below decks in a sailboat racer may or may not have something so basic as a marine toilet. The bunks the galley equipment the salon areas and all things that make a sailboat cruising boat a floating home... would only slow a sailboat racer down and thus not be present on a boat built for speed.
And on my opinion a wooden sailboat both feels more solid. The heavier wood lets the sailboat feel more solid in the water and thus a little bit safer. A sailboat is much easier to modify than a fiberglass boat. Just in case you need adjustments to your wooden sailboat you need only lumber treated for boat use and little know-how. While with fiberglass you are looking at either an impossible job or one that will require a lot of time and money if you are going to compare it with the wooden sailboat. And if you choose this kind of sailboat make sure you have a complete inspection done of the entire boat about and below. Always keep in mind that wood will require a lot of maintenance and must frequently painted or treated to keep intact.
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.