Hi Ladies and Gents, and those undecided.
My names Alex i'm in my 55th year, and i am done with dry land.
So this June 2012 will find me living aboard
a boat, (Sail Boat ) hopefully.
I am an ex tour bus mechanic
and jack of all trades, i have a love affair with Classic cars or older Rat Rods if you like,but no longer have the physical wherewithal to continue mucking about with old rusted metal.
problems a few years back forced me into early retirement
(totally unprepared financially or mentaly) but i'm learning
to adjust to the new limitations placed on me my by the excesses of a reckless youth.
have been seafarers forever,(i was born and raised in Liverpool. U.K.)both myself and my brother are the amongst the few males in my family
to have never taken to the sea for life.
Although both of us have been working fishing
hands in our youth.
My longest time at sea was three weeks in very intense Northern Canadian waters (not for the faint of heart) and then i was a young 17 year old.
I have acquired a 28 foot Cal
flatdeck sailboat but am considering a 31 foot Jim Brown Tri-Maran because of it's ease of handling and stability in the deep blue.
All of this i have gleaned as a lurker around forums
such as this one (and i am very appreciative of other peoples offerings) and as a Jack of all trades and Older inventor like my father before me, i believe i can give assistance to almost anyone who cares to listen as i am myself.
I currently reside in Mission British Columbia Canada
(part of the Fraser Valley) with my eldest daughter who has just about single
handed,ly kept me from going off the rails when i suffered a bad heart attack over three years ago.
But now it is time for her to continue on with her life, and time for me to get out of her way as it where.
As such, i am moving aboard boat this summer, as it makes more sense financially for a single
person, and appeals to my swinging compass
at this time in my life.
I look forward to meeting some of you on the waves, and look forward to chinwagging along with you all on this forum.
Thanks for having me.