Take some sailing lessons, apart form him. There are sailing schools everywhere that there is water. Sailing is so much more fun when you understand what is happening and therefore you know what to do.
1) You have not provided enough information for others to mke such a decision for you. 2) even if you did provide information on yourself, no one can make such a decision for you, only you can. 3) Anyone willing to leave such a decision up to othwrs with no information to go on… has […]
Inboard or outboard really depends on the type, use and size of the boat. Then type of inboard be it inboard/outboard or shaft drive makes a huge difference. If your looking for a normal trailer boat (speed/fishing boat) get outboards. Out boards on pods are imo the way to go. A single 300hp gets better […]
A hole in the bottom is under water, you will sink. A hole in the side may be only partially below the water line. By lowering speed and jettisoning some weight or moving same you may be able to limp to port or assistance.
Depends on the type of boat, if you have a displacement hull a diesel is better, but for a planning hull a gas motor is better.A diesel motor is safer, as diesel is less flammable, and does not require any electrics
What measurement do you want? Why do you want it measured? Measuring a boat has multiple meanings – if it is for racing it will be to ensure it complies with class rules for instance. Length, overall length, waterline length, beam, beam at waterline, draft, displacement, sail area,load capacity? If you just want to know […]
Simple. Do your research in advance so you know what a fair price should be, and then thoroughly inspect and test the vessel before opening negotiations. Any faults get used by you to negotiate the price downwards. Also, understand the market forces driving boat prices: when everyone wants them the prices are firmer, when they’re […]
It depends on what type of paint that you want to use. The type of paint depends on how long you want it to last and how good you want it to look. If you want a professional grade paint job then look at Awlgrip LPU or Sterling LPU and follow the manufacturers directions for […]
Yes, unless I’m rowing against a strong headwind or current.
If the boat is carrying oil, then sure. At some point it’s likely to leak out. If it’s an oil tanker, there is a LOT of it, and it makes a big mess. If it’s carrying other cargo, then it’s only the ships fuel and lubricating oil that can spill. This can be hundreds of […]