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From the beginning of mankind there have been boats, nobody can say when the first vessel was built because people have travelled by water for thousands of years, long before any written record. However many people believe the first “vessel” was not built, but more likely found.

 Imagine a primitive man watching a fallen branch float down a river, imagine him sitting on that branch and floating, imagine him paddling with his hands.

This man has discovered many things. That the log or branch stays afloat even with him on it and that if he paddles faster on one side than the other that he can change the direction he travels! Amazing stuff.

The natural progression (probably around 10,000 BC) was to tie a number of logs together and create a raft, or maybe (where timbers were suitable) to hollow out a log and make a basic canoe.

Whatever happened humans have developed these basic principals for thousands of years through many stages up-to present day, where there is an amazing variety of vessels available to suit almost any nautical need.

With this development has come a passion for all sorts of boating be it sailing, jet-boating, water skiing, fishing, paddling, cruising, or even living on board a houseboat. People are driven to spend there time and money on their passion,  be that building your own boat, buying one or simple hiring a yacht for a sailing vacation.

No matter what excites you there are some basic’s you must consider when getting into boating.

 These include determining what type of boat will suit your needs, where the boat will be used, how will you get it there, how will you store it, what is your budget, and perhaps the most important aspects, what is your level of skill and experience. Do you know what to do if things go wrong? Do you understand changing weather conditions.

Do you have the appropriate safety gear. Have you been properly trained in the handling of your vessel. These last few points are essential if you are to enjoy trouble free boating, after all you can’t park it up and get out and walk! Your life and the lives of your fellow boaties may depend on you.

Once you have these things in place and are confident in your abilities, there is little else on this earth that can match the thrill and satisfaction of a day on the water. It is difficult to explain this passion but I am reminded of the famous words of John Masefield in the poem (Sea Fever)

Sea Fever
by John Masefield

I MUST go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a gray mist on the sea's face, and a gray dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way, where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

 So whatever drives you we hope the information on this site helps you realize your passion, good luck and remember play it safe and enjoy your adventures.

And be nice to your Mum!  

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