I finally joined your forum after reading for months.
I will retire from the Navy
in two years and plan on living aboard
on the east coast
, probably in the Brevard area where I have done most of my sailing. I have lived aboard a Columbia
28 back in my early 20's, so I have some recollection of the pros and cons and not many questions.
I've sailed since I was 7 years old, starting in Sunfishes and Hobies in Florida
and once sailed with friends on a O'Day 23 to the Abacos, then the Columbia
out of Ventura Harbor and the Channel Islands for a year. I crewed aboard weekly races on a Lindenberg 22 and a Wavelength 24 back in Florida. I had a Venture of Newport
for a few years that I cruised along the Intercoastal on the east coast
of Florida and I had a Santana 26 for a year in Pensacola
, but I am currently boatless.
I'm thinking that a Catalina 30
should be my boat to liveaboard
. I've read all about it and understand the limitations, however Tierra del Fuego is not on my list of destinations. Key West
and Great Guana Cay sound just fine.
Besides sailing, my hobbies include photography
, guitar, and beer