We are new to this world and are very willing to learn. As you know, our project
to become lifeaboards is a long term one. Hubby went sailing on a Hobie Getaway last December for about 3 hours in St-John USVI and we beleive this would be a good start on our project
. We are actually planning to buy one for next summer.
We are going to do the "Take the wheel" seminar at the Annapolis
sailboat show next October and are going to visit the Hobie Cat
company stand to have more informations.
When I go on the Hobie Cat
website, I have all kinds of information but the price
, of course
I know that I will have to add lenght to my driveway, I have check the space available and I will either get myself a car shelter or build a car port in order to protect the boat in the winter time. If my city allows me to build a car port, the boat will be protected all year round. That is something to think about also.
What are the other brands of small catamarans? We are looking at one that is about 16 feet to start with. We want to bring some families and friends along once in a while.
I am from Canada
and I was wandering if the certification
I will get from here will be sufficient to go sailling in the USA or if I should go get something from the ASA
Another profect that we have is to charter
a camamaran for a week or two, several times in the next few years with a captain
that is also an ASA
instructor. When we will be ready, we want to charter
. We beleive those are good steps to take in order to discover if this life is one we can live with.
Actually, I am pretty sure to love it, it is hubby that is uncertain. I have to work on him very carefully in order for him to fall in love with this life. Two years ago, he didn't want to hear about it but after meeting a live aboard last year in St-Marteen and talking with him a lot without no wifes around, he became curious and more willing to talk about it
Any information you can give me on small cats would be very welcome. Thanks in advance.