So, here's my first post. I love the water
. Owned a small powerboat sometime ago. served in the Navy
back in the "70's" and nwo contemplaying my first sailboat purchase
I've been reading several books
, watching sailing techniques, plan to take a sailing course in Philadelphia at a certified school
and I am 99.9% sure of my future purchase
A 26ft. McGreggor. I like that its trailerable as well ballast and safety
features. I plan to keep at a marina along the Delaware river near my home, (about 30 miles north of Philadelphia).
I have dreams and goals. First, sailing along the river to hon my skills. 2nd, eventually a trip to Cape May and 3rd, hopefully more as I progress in confidence.
We'll, what do you think of my choice so far;
And, here are my concerns: places to dock
on journeys, who to talk to to learn about the local sailing communities and preparing for a costal trip in the future.
My wife, before our marriage, had been on my power boat
a few times, even on a trip when we lost
power. She kept a cooler head
than me. Glad she was there.
Now married and she is supportive of htis dream. About 3 yrs. 'till retirement
but the boat goal is for spring of 2013.
Sorry for such a long post but tks. for helping.