I posted this on the Living Aboard Forums
and figured I would put it up here too:
I have always dreamed of living aboard
a sailboat and have made it my retirement
dream. I have decided to bump it up a few years and start before retirement
I have been looking at boats, marinas
, repair costs and trying to make sure I have a good idea of all the details. I'm getting there. (By the way, this forum has helped a lot!)
Now, my thing is I'm a hands on kinda girl, and I believe that with a sailboat, like an RV or such, that one should know how to drive it and how it works before owning one. So I'm going to put this out there....
I live on south Vancouver Island and have worked in the trades since I graduated high school
(15 years ago)....mostly on boats (just not sailboats) so I have a reasonable skill set and excellent hand skills and mechanical capability (I am not an expert by any means though). What I would like to find is someone who has a sailboat to teach me about sailboats and sailing in exchange for my time and labour on said boat. Kind of like an apprenticeship, only I get paid in knowledge and experience instead of knowledge, experience AND money
If I never ask, I never get a "yes" answer.