Thanks for reading and any help or criticism is appreciated. In keeping with my title I will be as brief as possible. I am 52 years old engaged to a 32 year old gal that has agreed to accompany me on my liveaboard
lifestyle that will hopefully be a reality soon. I have just sold 2 businesses, and 1000 acreas of Mississippi delta
land. I am in the process of selling my home and a building, that one of the businesses was located in. Currently I am doing the downsizing thing (getting rid of everything in the house). Thanks for this thread "How did you Downsize before moving Aboard". Unfortunatly,that is not working well, sooner or later a large fire will be in order, to get rid of the crap that did not get sold,donated, or destroyed in frustation. I have no love of sailboats,yet, however I do have a keen interest in living on the water
. I am probably wrong, but I feel I can live cheaper on a sailboat and also enjoy life more .
1.Budget for sailboat $150,000.00, a broker told me I would come out better buying
an older boat (10 YEARS) and getting a refit
,not sure comments please.
2.After some research
I am leaning toward a 35ft to 40 ft Island Packet
seems to be a must, how long will it take before I can leave Ocean Springs Ms.( I have family
there) for the USVI and cruise
the Lesser Antilles or any other such destination
from investments $3500.00, is this enough,will I starve?
5.I am no diesel mechanic
, I don't know a wall socket from a extension cord. No electrical
knowledge. No sailing knowledge,No weather
6.I am having a hard time creating a orderly plan for all this, I am overwelmed but very determined.
Without directing me to the search engine
could you comment on my adventure or misadventure. I am starting to become paralyzed by analyzation of all this.I guess I need some direction and order in this plan. For example buy the boat and then go to sailing school
,or go to sailing school
and then buy the boat. A "things to do list" would help. No matter what; I am doing this; if it hairlips the Pope..Any help would be great,including stay on land and forgetaboutit...
ps, anybody want to buy a 2002 Harley Davidson V-ROD, MY COST $20,000.00, will exchange for a high output watermaker
, wind generator
and solar panels
...JUST KIDDING, BUT IT is FOR SELL