I am new to the forum but actually joined the website under a different name a few years ago. I am currently at anchor
in Prince Rupert, Dominica
. I am the chief engineer
on a 161' motor
yacht and I have been working on the ocean since basically 18 years old.
I fell in love the summer of 2009 with a girl in Duluth, Minnesota
. She wasn't liking nursing school
and decided to try yachting with me. We are now working together on this yacht for the last 5 months.
My dream is to get out of this 'commercial' work and sail around the world in my own sailboat, selling my engineering skills for a bag of food
. Well, the good news is my GF is right on board and loves the lifestyle and sailing.
So this is the first step for us getting to that dream. My first question which I need to answer is monohull
(safety) vs. multihull
(speed & fun). The best way I've thought of to answer this question is to do many short rentals of both types and then see what we like. We rented a 43' Beneteau
two weekends ago and sailed Martinique/St. Barts/Anguilla over 5 days. Next up is a multihull