So, my wife and I are hoping to embark on a full time adventure of cruising the Bahamas
and elsewhere begining this time next year. We want to enjoy the cruising lifestyle while we're still relatively young (36 and 42) and have been reading several of the blogs that are currently making there rounds in preperation. ZTC and the Bumfuzles have been favorites for the last year at least. Our vessel is a Hunter
Vision 36. It is just finishing the installation
of an arch which will accomodate 450w worth of solar
and these will feed our 675Ah bank. We look forward to this new sense of independance from shore power
and running the engine
for recharges. As for water
, we carry 100 gallons and produce two gallons a day to help offset whats used.
On April 12th we are taking off from Tarpon Springs FL for a 10 day cruise
south. A much needed vacation
for me from work but more importantly a test run of spending more time afloat. So far 2 nights out have been the most we've done. We have no particular destination
in mind and will let the weather
decide how far we go. Marco Island will probably be our furthest point out but we'll just have to see. I have anchorage spots laid out along our course so that we have the choice of sailing overnight if we want or we can snuggle down and rest. I love the thought of perfect winds taking us non-stop to Dry Tortugas
in a couple days but I realize that those perfect winds are only blowing on the days I have to work, not on the days I'm on the boat.
There's two weeks till we push off and I've promised my wife that we will come back after ten days, but next year is so far away and I'm ready to get this show on the road.