Originally Posted by The Miss
and I have recently purchased a catana
42 and are looking to set sail in at end of next year.
I am very interested to know the games you play on board your boats. We currently play card games but would like to expand our stocks with some good board games or new games.
I think you're going to find that you spend your recreational time differently on the boat, for instance, just sitting in the cockpit
taking it all in as the sun sets at anchor
. You'll meet other sailors, and there will be lots of story telling.
If I were you I would think about games you can play in the cockpit
without it all being blown around if a puff of wind
a boat for a few weeks, the sooner the better. You don't have any way to imagine this life because you haven't done it yet. I admire your enthusiasm and you deserve to know what to anticipate (and it really will be mostly good, and the part that isn't will give you great stories to tell!)
Since you're going to have a catamaran
, I suggest you charter
-- it doesn't have to be as big as the one you're buying
-- because they sail a little differently (sometimes a lot differently) than a monohull
boat, the cabin
space will be different, etc.
And take some motion sickness meds the first couple of days. It *may* take a little getting used to for you. I prefer Bonine. I can take it the night before, and it doesn't make me groggy. I do think it makes some people groggy, so you might want to try a couple just to see how you react to it before the charter begins.
You're so enthusastic, I think you're really going to enjoy this, but I think you will have more fun anticipating it if you've already done it a little.
It is not completely impossible to have a washer and dryer on a catamaran, although you will likely only be able to use them when in port. Your husband should ask the manufacturer, because I've seen them on cats in the size range you're talking about.
Don't want to make marital trouble here, but maybe there's a way to work it out. On the boat I saw it on, they had bought the boat in South Africa
and sailed all the way to the west coast
, so it must have worked out fairly decently. I'm pretty sure it wasn't used while underway.