This is my first post of what I hope will be many on the forum. My wife and I have quite a bit of time to prepare for what we hope will be a live-aboard experience when our kids
go off to college. I don't want to think about the number of years, but it has two digits.
In the meantimeI know we have a lot to learn about what we want in an open water
boat and even which trips we would like to make. We'll be early 50s at the time, so I'm factoring that in as well.
We spend time in Sarasota
every year at Thanksgiving and would love to speak with a powercat owner about the pluses and minuses of that style. I'm leaning towards power (and not sail) based on several spectacular bouts of seasickness that I had in my early 30s. It never bothered me before that, but once the engines went off, my stomach came on.
We live on a lake with an active sailing club though, so I'm going to start small and see if I can get over the sick part of sailing. We're also going to teach out kids
how to sail from a young age, so I'll be training my part time crew as we go.
Planning to charter
multiple types of boats over the coming years to see what we like and want and have a list of topics that I need to learn quite a bit more about (navigation, blue water
I've been lurking on this forum for a while and love the people that are here. Thanks in advance for the help.