It's getting real!
Hello all. Just joined this forum!
I am not very experienced - have been sailing seriously for 2 years now.
My boat is an Endurance 37 - built in Knysna Yard, South Africa 1980. GRP with a Perkins 4108. Hiroona is her name. She was an 'escape boat' for a family leaving SA who settled in the UK. The boat changed hands twice before I became her owner. She wasn't really sailed much since her first voyage, but certainly will be going places now!
I have spent the last year revitalising her. New rigging, new paint job, new sails, interior rework. Still plenty to do, replace autohelm, install radar, new batteries and inverter/charging system, solar and wind, hydro-vane. Hopefully should be complete by summer.
I am a member of Lowestoft Cruising Club, a collection of 100+ members, with around 60 sailing vessels and skippers. Great bunch with plenty of experience, which is very helpful.
Wanted to join this forum to get some first hand information from sailors from around the globe. Have lot's of questions!
Looking forward to joining in discussions and learning from those that are doing it!