Like looking into a mirror
I am going on 69 , ( good health
Owing power boats. ( still own a 1984 walk around fishing
Been around sail , spending few weeks aboard a 30 ft Tartan & well over a 40 ft Hunter
. Number of day trips and a day class.
If I went out myself would not trust my abilities with sail just power, but that comes with time
I was leaning towards sail boat but knowing I had a lot too learn before I purchased .
Coming across while traveling a beautiful 31 ft Regal Commodore Cruiser .
2004 year , low hours, pristine condition , luxury below , twin gas . I.O.
Regal came with trailer but a 31 ft boat not fun too trailer, add in my age, decided too leave at in/out marina Cape Canaveral .
Since we are retired we sleep aboard few nights a week. When we go home marina pulls and puts boat on rack outside .
Being around ocean life & marinas
I am getting the bug too semi live aboard , spend my golden years ocean side , cruising coastline.
We made a few 80 mile trips and I am getting 1.7 miles per gallon
I am too cheap
We want an adventure and a boat like I have you cant do long trips .
Unless you want too spend it gas dock
too gas dock
Boat beautiful outside on inside many design flaws, and designed for weekends away
Like you my meter is ticking and hope I have many more years but cant start small . We want too travel , enjoy life, spend weeks aboard .
I want too purchase
smart, what would you recommend in manufacturer ?
Another concern I did not mention is wife's health
, she can not assist
handle sail most times.
There is a beautiful Hunter
38 at my marina . I hear pros & cons about a mass produced boat but it need a total package within budget
I have too sell mine & roll funds
People have dreams sailing world , my dream is just sail locally weeks at a time, enjoy life
Just wanted too share and some thoughts on what boat too look for