Originally Posted by Jgoshow1
Well I was just diagnosed with throat cancer, got 4 good years left. Out of 5 kids
my youngest is my only son and at age 12 is all about sailing with dad. I'm in process of getting rid of everything and buying
a sailboat. Been on trawlers and speed boats all my life. Time to take up sailing and spend a year between the carribean and Belize
with my boy. Am I crazy? I'm on disability and only have about 4000 a month total now that I can live on. Thank God I've sold my boat and will use the cash to purchase
a used sail boat. This has been a dream and it eats at me every day!! I really need to take this step and do this before I go. Any finds on a 30+ foot boat that's basically turn key would be appreciated and tips or advice. Hope to be able to complete my dream
Best wishes in making this happen. Maybe Mark J has the best idea? Buy a boat already in the Caribbean
? I sailed with i2f to Colombia
. We were pretty close. I know that making Hawaii
, and later to San Francisco
, was a really big deal to him. Unfortunately, that never happened. I can't imagine how he felt in the end. I hope things work out better for you.
Maybe start your own new thread? I've got a few questions for you, but feel this isn't the right place to ask. Mainly, out of respect for John, whose thread this is really about. I'm sure that he would only offer you his encouragement. See the thread - Are You on the Fence ?
Truly, one of the finest members that ever posted on Cruisers Forum.