I hope you come back to this thread with your updated info!
My husband and I are also throwing in the dirt space for an ocean front view, along with our two children
; my daughter who is 5 going on 15 and my son who is newly 10 and shares a love for the water
with his momma.
We are active duty Coast Guard and still have another 11 years to go before retirement
, but we don't want to wait that long so feel that moving aboard and hanging out at the docks learning
our boat and doing fixer-up projects is the best way to get started. Sail when we can and anchor
when we can't.
However the debate rages on about hull
types (cat vs mono) and size needed to afford everyone their proper space, myself for my miniature jewelry studio and what we'd be able to manage sailing b/w the two (or 3) of us, ((Daughter is too small yet, but my son is a capable child)) as well as what's most affordable/reasonable. Not interested in trawlers, but like the option of sailboats with motors for when the wind
is entirely unreasonable.
Keep us abreast, if you please! I prefer the information immersion method to figure all this out. And we are headed to the Annapolis Boat Show
next month to take a look at the various options for us.