My dream for many years has been to move on board once the kids
were out of school
. As it turns out, we live in Colorado Springs at 6500' and my wife has to get back to sea level for health
reasons. So we are moving forward one year ahead of schedule and I have spent the last year researching all kinds of stuff from what's the right live aboard for us, what can we afford, and the list goes on and on.
To make it even more stressful, hurricane
Sandy destroyed thousands and thousands of boats and I knew that the used boat
inventory would be in high demand and I must act quickly. To make a long story short WE BOUGHT A BOAT that we believe is nearly perfect for us and I'M FREAKING OUT.
I need to:
hire a surveyor
figure out where to register it
where to keep it to start
sell my house
liquidate everything we own
EXPLAIN TO MY WIFE that her 4500 sq ft house is now...
LEARN TO SAIL vs being a deck
Did I mention I'M FREAKING OUT!
Maybe you seasoned sailors can offer advice that I really need.
1.Have any of you liquidated everything and jumped aboard and sailed off in to the sunset? Did you have a company come in and do the onsite auction
thing or something else? How did you liquidate everything fast and easy?
2. I need to do the survey
in the next couple weeks in Annapolis
and the broker gave me a list of 5-6 in the area, how do I pick?
3. We are getting the boat in Annapolis
and I would like to stay in the area to move in and get comfortable and learn to sail and gain experience before going anywhere more than training. I need to find a place to keep the boat that won't break the bank. Can anyone give me a recommendation for a good place in Annapolis to keep the boat for a month or two & what it will cost me?
4. Recommendations on who I should get in touch with to teach me, my wife, and my son to sail on OUR boat.
5. Since we are moving aboard and will not have a land based home, I need to move my business address and such and from what I hear but know nothing about is Delaware. Any advise on the pro's and cons of Delaware and taxes
I think that's more than enough for now. The bottom line is I'm hoping there are a few of you out there that liquidated everything and move aboard and can share the "getting started" stuff.
Did I mention I'm freaking out?