Sailing Singles

Virtual Raft Up for sailing singles to keep in touch & to share experiences, thoughts & ideas

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Buddy Boating

Started by Aria. Last reply by Marlene A. Sassaman Dec 1, 2011. 7 Replies

singlehanders or looking to crew too?

Started by Jen. Last reply by Marlene A. Sassaman Mar 18, 2011. 21 Replies

Winter sailing?

Started by Sailbad the Sinner. Last reply by zeehag Dec 9, 2010. 9 Replies

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Comment by Betty on June 16, 2008 at 3:44pm
Lola - Yes, it is difficult to cruise with someone full time. You spend much more time with that person on a boat than you do living on land. You're in such small quarters. And it would be harder the longer you've been alone. I believe cruisers should have alone time, a day out shopping, a day out gathering parts (which can take a day in some places) - you'll find what works. Also, both parties need to be flexible and work at the relationship and communicate with each other. This is not the time for ESP or guessing games.

I was cruising with a partner who got tired of the cruising life and left. I singlehanded alone for 3 years and I'll agree that it's not for everyone. I feel it's not as safe, it's not as much fun and sometimes 2 minds are better than one.
Comment by LOLA on June 16, 2008 at 12:51pm
Hi folks, it hard to sail with someone, after being alone for a time? Comments?....Lola
Comment by Richard on June 15, 2008 at 6:05pm
I have been a life-long collector of quotations on subjects I like, primarily with a nautical theme. Also, having been single at various times in my life I have been a reader of personal ads. I would have like to have met the lady who wrote this one...

KETCH THIS! Beautifully crafted Tampa vessel, intelligently rigged, sleek, totally tanned hull, narrow beam, plenty of topsail, gourmet galley, light to moderate maintenance and very little weather helm. May be sailed by fit, trim, attractive, secure, non-smoking, light drinking, 45-55ish captain with a great sense of humor and a dinghy that starts on the first pull!
Comment by ___/)ances With Sails on June 15, 2008 at 5:19pm
Where's the bar?
Comment by Richard on June 14, 2008 at 12:36pm
I like the idea of this group though I disagree with the comment that no one should be sailing solo. I took off on a 9-month single-handed cruise to Mexico, Belize and Guatemala years ago and there were only a couple of times it would have been nice to have someone else along.

The advantages of going solo is that if YOU get tired of an anchorage, marina or other location you don't have an argument with anyone about hoisting anchor or slipping the lines to see what's going on somewhere else. You get to eat what YOU want when YOU want, and if that's gumdrops and a beer for breakfast who's going to argue?

That said, it's often nice to have someone to share that meteor shower when you're anchored off some tropical little island on the edge of the reef.

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