My husband and I want to do the sailing/cruising thing. I guess first we have to sale our home that is on 60 acres in the Texas Hill Country. Then find a boat. My husband is doing lots of reading to figure things out. Any advice, boat type, size, certifications in sailing, and such.
You have a huge agenda on your plate so best to divide and conquer. Selecting a boat is pretty complicated mostly because it's more about you than it is the boat. It's my best advice I can offer. Improve the captain
and crew before you leave makes the best trip. It is more like getting a new suit. It needs to fit you.
Home schooling is yet another area that isn't really related but of course very important. That says nothing about how you manage the finances and budget
. You just need to step back and start taking each problem one at a time knowing there are no magic answers as far as being about you! You don't need to be like someone else!
This process needs to be making a lot of information fit into what you really want and need. To be honest just asking for ideas cold isn't all that productive. A lot of people make a lot of different things work for them. Knowing 6 different ways isn't so easy as picking the one you think you like. It is more about making the choices fit you! You may need to learn more about yourseleves and to be honest a one week charter
some place will open your eyes so wide you'll think you never knew anything before you left. It costs money
up froint but it gets your head
right. You need the space to figure out what you don't know you don't know yet. Find ways to reveal these things in ways that are fun and productive. The adventure could start now even if you don't leave for a while. Making processes for figuring new things out needs communication and dillegence. Learn now how to do that and your time away will feel comfortable as you face new things. You can learn to love the unknown!
There is a million questions you need to ask and sort out. If you read a lot here on CF you'll find most of them but you need to read a lot. Understanding what you want is a lot about knowing what you need. How you do it is all about you! You don't have to become someone else! We really don't know you that well yet so join in the posting
and discussions! The participation is the best therapy we offer. It's got others off the land and into a boat many times.