I am taken back that as an engineer
yourself you have made many assumptions and with virtually no solid data to back this assumption. Allow me to answer some of your silly questions.
1. I am not retiring (traditionally speaking) I am young and will continue to work while sailing.
2. I do have blue water
experience I am a WAR vet as I sailed in the US NAVY
3. $45K is my bottom line so that I may have capital to continue living aboard
4. I have spent years at sea - 32 days was the longest period without stopping.
5. I will have power as this is simple to obtain. Who said I would not want power?
6. I will make water by rubbing two sticks together real slow. Try it.
7. My 3 year old in fact loves to sail and enjoys wearing his life jacket, he says look dad I am a sailor.
8. I have taken a few sailing and seamanship courses one at the local college here.
9. I don't have any friends I am a nerd engineer and frown on social situation.
10. I was taught to sail by instructors, myself, and books
. As an engineer I can read and learn from what I am reading.
11. I tough my son to swim, in fact he was born under water and has loved it since birth.
12. The terminology I was referring to is not what you are thinking. I know what a mast
is and a boom etc, what I lack is the vericulum needed to engineer the hull
of a sailboat.
13. A full keel boat does not mean sitting at anchor
all the time. You my friend need a hug!
I will offer my knowledge to you and others if they feel the need to validate my engineering claim. Ask me about voltage dividers, low-pass filters, impedance matching, RF communications
, CE approval, PCB designs, FR4 perhaps or what about the folding of space and time dilation and how its related to your TV screen
?Want to talk about bubble sorts, PID's, kalman filters or clock jitters?
IS THIS FORUM ALWAYS THIS RUTHLESS? All I wanted was help deciding on a boat and next thing I know I have the FBI asking me things like can my son swim. Why don't I have enough money