Originally Posted by dniello
Just want to hear from people that have done it.
Done what? You see, you haven't really ask a question yet. I've been up and down the ICW
8 times, and some folks call that cruising. I've crossed an ocean, and some folks call that cruising. I've sailed from Morro Bay, CA to Cabo San Lucas, and some folks call that cruising. I've sailed from St. Maartin to Panama
, and some folks might call that cruising. I've lived on a boat for 20 years; no one calls that cruising.
I just went from Rhode Island
to the Bahamas
, and am on my way back to RI; some folks call that cruising. My friends that sail around the world call that "gunk-holing"...
Plenty of folks would rightly say I haven't really been cruising yet. Others rightly call me a cruiser...
.... it all depends. Which is why we do it.
What do you want to accomplish?