Rachel Vaughn Sailboat January 29th, 2018 - 15:07:09
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.
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.
The key is to differentiate between a correctly priced sailboat and one that is being sold above its value. If you are not an expert on sailboats and their equipment solicit the advice of a professional. The last thing you want is to be sold a lemon - that is a sailboat with hidden issues or damage. Another way to buy a sailboat at greater value is to negotiate. Most sailboats are listed at prices that are not firm and are subject to being lowered. Take initiative and look to barter for a lower price. Again this is where professional advice can help you get the best bang for your buck. As you determine your own needs and wants a guide to buying a sailboat can help you navigate the market and get you closer to being a proud sailboat owner.
There are a many RC Sailboat clubs all around the world that help enthusiasts make contact with people who have similar interests. These clubs are also able to offer advice on the best model to buy or how to build your own. All sailboats are driven by the wind that is caught in their sails. These need to be frequently trimmed in conjunction with the rudder so as to trap as much wind as possible and gain maximum speed. On model sailboats this is achieved through servo motors that are controlled via a hand held radio transmitter. Experienced enthusiasts who have already owned several commercial sailboats bought at hobby stores often decide to build their own. This may be because they want to experiment with new ideas. More usually their decision is driven by a need to own something different.