Well basically I only want to make one purchase
of a sailboat so I am looking at currently a 1978 Formosa
51. I have done the research
and know what the headaches are with that vessel.
Now am I nuts for going so big with my first boat? I plan on having a licensed captain
train me and my wife on the vessel for at least 20 hours before attempting to sail her myself. I am not new to boating
just to sailing lol. Eventually after getting a couple years in the north east under my belt with a couple friends that sail, I would bring her south from New York
then down to FL, Bahamas
then island hop the Caribbean
. I can work from anywhere as most of what I do is online and over the phone
isnt really an issue.
Should I get a smaller vesel to learn on then step up or should I just learn on the one I plan to keep?