Just wanted to give an update on here to you all that gave me some great advise on our plans for a two year trip....
Well after some time has gone by my wife and I have decided to set sail in November as planned, but instead of trying to keep a schedule and make it here and there to just sail the Caribbean
for the winter to start.
If we want to move on great, if not we'll hang around.
After doing much research
, we have realized that their is so so much to see in the Caribbean
that we could literally spend years there and not see the same thing twice.
Also I discussed possibly selling everything and liquidating it all. On that front, we decided to hold onto our properties and keep having cash flow every month.
We were able to refi the one property I have been working on (3 apt, one commercial) and pull out 70% at 4.75 percent which will still give us a nice bank to purchase
our boat while still having cash flow.
I guess this winter has been really bad up here.. (Those in the north east US will know what I'm talking about) it makes you want to fly south and forget it all. But after really thinking about it, it simply wouldn't be wise to walk away from all we've worked for.
But, we have our goals this summer!!!
My plan is to flip two houses this summer in the fishtown area of Philly to increase our bank before departure, and I am training my younger brother the ins and outs of my company so he can take it over once I leave. It would be silly to close up shop on a successful venture.
And as you all said many times.... We might get down there and cruise
for a season and really miss home (doubtful) and want to return, so we're gonna be safe and have something to back to.
And as for our dog "bear" we ares still on the ropes about bringing her. We still feel when the time comes the answer will make it self apparent.
Thanks for all your advise and I will be giving updates on our boat hunt soon
There is a blue 2006 beneteau
473 in Miami for sale
that I'm going to fly down and see in two weeks. Any beneteau
473 owners out there wanna check in and give me some thoughts?
We keep coming back to the 473 because the layout works so well for us and our lifestyle.
As always opinions are appreciated!!!