Hi all. Mrs_dergon and I have been starting to think about the next phase of our cruising lives. It's still some years away, but it's fun to think about.
I'm 47 now and we're both working full time. Our sailing time currently is limited to weekends on Lake Erie with a week here or there plus maybe a week of chartering in the winters. It is possible/likely that in a few years I will be able to go to part time work and increase the amount of time on the boat. I could anticipate a decade of life part-time before going to full retirement
. I see us being part-time liveaboards for weeks at a time.
Here's the rub though. It would be likely that I would be taking no more than a few weeks off at a time, leaving me coming in and out from my work home city of Cleveland in all seasons.
I want to both be able to cruise
in the Great Lakes
in the Summer and "down South" (location TBD) in the Winter.
I don't anticipate being able/willing to commit the time to migrate the boat myself both ways on an annual basis.
Have there been discussions on how to do both the Winter and Summer in the least financially insane manner possible?
It seems like the options could be to a) keep 2 boats, one up North and one down South, b) keep 1 boat and have it transported back and forth, c) get a trailerable boat (maybe a dragonfly tri
) and move it myself at will.
Other options could be rental or ownership
I know this is a few years away, but I'd love to hear what the community thinks.