Greetings and apologies in advance if this topic has been covered ad infinitum - please feel free to post links to threads - I will not be insulted. I just have a few questions all at once and it would be hard to search...and I'd rather not.
My husband and I are in the process of planning a move to Florida
that will likely occur by the end of this summer. We are going to purchase
a mono either before or after the move, depending on whether or not we find something that we just HAVE to have...I'm hoping not
since I think we'd be better off moving first....
That said, our primary objective is to have a boat that we can spend weekends on - cruising - and maybe a sail to the Bahamas
and a move to the BVI for a while at some point for a month (or 2...or 3).
It seems like the east coast
is our best bet for the above -- but I've heard the west coast
offers a lot to people who are basically weekend sailors....which...let's face it, is the majority of what we will be doing.
Most of the boats we're looking at are between 40 and 45 (since one day we'd like to liveaboard
and not kill each other
) and have drafts of about 5'6....do we need to rethink that???
The more I read...the more I think we need to move
first before we end up buying
a boat we can't take anywhere...LOL.
Any and all helpful comments welcome...bear in mind that my husband is really the more knowledgeable when it comes to sailing...he's trying hard to convince me we can DO THIS.