This is my first post on this site! Just spent about 2 hour reading post after post.
As luck would have it, several factors in my life have lined up for me to start living aboard
a boat. I'm looking at buying
373 in Texas
, with the expectation that I will EVENTUALLY sail it to Seattle
via the Panama Canal
I will be living aboard
for about a year before I start making the trek to Washington
State. During that time I'll be getting my skills up to snuff for a trip of that magnitude. I feel very comfortable with navigation
, I've been a helicopter pilot in the military for the last 10 years. The systems of the boat are different then what I'm used to, but nothing a detailed and deliberate study won't fix. I'll be sailing in locally as often as I can and gradually expanding my comfort zone.
The only thing I'm worried about is what I don't know about! I'm trying to get a good idea of how long this trip could take. I know that a tough one, as I have to compromise seeing the sites with making head
way to Seattle
. Also I'm trying to figure the cost of making this trip.
Does the community at large have any recommendations for me? Books
or journals of people who have made this trip before? Personally experiences?
I'd appreciate any advice.