Starting this coming Friday (11th) we’ll be posting fortnightly articles related to cruising, on http://www.jackieparry.com
Having written Cruisers’ AA (accumulated acumen) – and with many years boating experience (professionally (skippers/teaching) and privately) – we can hopefully offer some good advice to cruisers of all stages. (See list below).
Here’s a bit of an idea of the subjects we’ll cover. Please add your own ideas/suggestions and advice as you see fit.
We’ll start right at the beginning with, ‘What does it cost to go cruising?’ Thereafter, we plan to write about:
|What’s so great about cruising anyway?||Harnesses|
|What budget do I have to purchase a boat?||On watch|
|What will it cost to run?||Pets|
|How will I earn money along the way?||Children|
|How can I save money along the way?||TV/entertainment|
|What do you do all day? / What’s it like?||Watertight integrity – staying afloat!|
|Survey- buying a boat – money, negotiation, test sail, finalising the deal||Food management|
|Collision Regulations/Local rules||Space – handling space|
|Safe Watch/Fatigue||Transition – from boat to land, from land to boat.|
|Grab Bag||What to take/throw away|
|Paperwork||What to wear|
|Maintain hull||Slip vessel|
|Seamanship (inc knot tying)||Marine Radio|
|Sea survival||Fire fighting|
|Safety & Emergency||Navigation|
|Deck machinery||Auxiliary systems|
|Routine deck ops||Environment|
Articles will not specifically be in this order – and new articles will unfold naturally and, of course, we are open to suggestions! Cruisers’ AA covers all these subjects and much much more (in more detail too) – but we’ll be sure to post good information to provide some food for thought! We are looking forward to hearing your comments and advice too!
July 6, 2014 at 11:32 pm
What a fantastic idea! Look forward to reading them 🙂
July 6, 2014 at 11:39 pm
Thanks Linda – we are looking forward to hearing experience and advice from others . . . such as you . . . too!
July 7, 2014 at 5:12 am
Sounds great!! And very informative. Lots of work. Hope you have plenty time left over for wine and good times.
July 7, 2014 at 5:14 am
Yes, lots of work! We’ll always make time for good times- you know us! thanks for your support! – it is so appreciated (I have Angus’s email still, I will get around to replying) – he’s published – how fantastic! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
July 9, 2014 at 4:36 pm
Jackie, your idea of a Cruising Clinic, considering your vast knowledge of the subject sounds like a novel idea. Our club ran a series of cruising seminars and they were so well attended by people who sought confidence, knowledge and practicalities of cruising. Good luck with your project – I shall follow it with interest.
July 9, 2014 at 4:39 pm
Thanks Betty, I appreciate your support. First part this Friday!