Just wanted to say 'hello' and introduce myself. Will be moving into a nicely equipped Bruce Roberts-design 44' ketch
in Honolulu later this month, I've spent most of my adult life in Hawaii
and am eager to get back after two years on the mainland. That said, I am not a veteran sailor -- actually grew up in the great maritime state of Kansas -- but have enjoyed crewing
here and there on friends' boats over the years and plan to start learning
the ropes once I've settled in.
Owning and sailing a solid bluewater cruiser has been a dream of mine since I was in my teens. Meanwhile, owning a liveaboard
is about the cheapest was to live more or less on your own terms in Hawaii
, and I see it as a springboard into an exciting new chapter in my life (and, yes, I'm familiar with the adage about a sailor's two best days ...)
I know I will have numerous questions in the weeks and months to come, and hope everyone will be patient with me. Thanks in advance ... I look forward to meeting you.
FYI: I am a semi-retired single
male, straight, 52yo, former newspaper/magazine writer, reporter and editor. Did radio
in my early media career.