I guess this is also a meet and greet. I have been viewing the posts on CF for quite some time. I have also "bothered" some people thru PM for opinions on some boats I saw for sale
. My endless thanks to them for their responses. Those of you who reached out were more than kind to give a portion of their day and the advice or direction I needed.
I live in the Houston
area and am ready to move up from my Victoria. I have researched quite a few boats and looked at my 20 small sailboats (Vigor).
My intent is to sail (solo) to Mexico
or points beyond and if I get laid up in a marina tied to shore power
it will be fine with me. I am taking a break from retirement
. I can easily see myself doing it for a year and coming back and taking up where I left off, except for a geographical change in the U.S.
I recently saw a dinette styled Bristol 29. After giving the matter some thought I have decided to pursue the Seawind
(rare cutter); Vancouver (27,274, or 28 ugh-$$); or the Southern Cross 28 or 31, boats of this nature- you get the idea. But the dinette on the starboard side of the Bristol really caught my attention. It was quite lengthy. My question to the CF gurus is this- given the nature and size of he boat I am looking at, do you know of one (or comparable) that has the dinette in place of a berth?
Thanks for your consideration.