I posted this in the introductions but really want infor from this thread..
I am Erin- my husband Ed and I are 2 years away from launching our dream to sail the world.
We are in Chicago, IL now and have sailed our Catalina 30
ft 1985 tall rig for 16 years around Lake Michigan and have become reasonably accomplished sailors (ask Ted Turner about sailing the "lake").
We are carefully plotting the course to our new life on the bluewater boat of our dreams- maybe a Valiant 42 that will be found hopefully in about 1 year when the house is sold.
We will scan the forum for valuable information and advise- but for now we are most interested in learning
if our plans make any sense. I am a nurse (actually a Certified Nurse Midwife) and my husband is a carpenter
who plans to go to The Landing in Kennebunkport Maine
next year for the 10 month Marine
Systems degree (Engine, electronics
, fiberglass). His plan for the degree is to make sure we are self sufficient while cruising, as well as developing a trade
that will allow for available work in ports
. We are hoping that we can make a reasonable living while cruising with these two professions- possible enough not only to live on but to bank to buy the "farm" when we are done cruising in a few years.
Any thoughts would be welcomed!