I have been waiting a long, long, long time to type this thread.
I have been reading this forum and others, longingly from the outside looking in for what seems like forever.
I have been busting my chops, learning
and absorbing as crew & rail meat in one design regatta's on lake Minnetonka for the last four years (no Vikings jabs please ;-)
and now....ladies and gentleman, as of this past Monday I finally feel the proper inclination to introduce myself...I am now the proud owner of a Formosa
41' (46' if you count the pulpit!)...the Lost
Pearl is her name...
So greetings...I am so happy to be here...my name is max. my first mates' name is Tracey and in the spring we will be moving to Duluth, MN (where our boat is being shipped) to live aboard for the season...as for winters...not likely...but perhaps down the road, with a few bubblers and an urge to get crazy...but for now, just the summers...
Eventually though- out through the great lakes
...yes of coarse, but we are pretty green, give us a good few years...
anyways...I am so very excited, this has been something I have been hoping for and planning for a long time...I caught the sailing bug with a vengeance about 4 years ago...I wondered why anyone would ever want a mortgage.?..I had one at the time and realized it wasn't for me...I knew early on that selling my house was immanent...getting out of debt and saving, learning
and biding my time...oh and talking to other sailors would get me on track...
These are just my feelings, I have since learned that others enjoy mortgages and such, I don't and so, in part, that is why I am here typing. also, in part because I am in awe over the absolute beauty I find in sailing...the connection to the universe...gravity tugging away across galaxies and solar
systems...gravity tugging at our sun, tugging at our moon causing tides, currents, winds...all succinctly relating to the position of the sail at that moment in time allowing us to almost sing with the motion of 'everything'...that is the other reason...I find that notion, close to, if not...heavenly.
I am looking forward to corresponding with all of you...sharing, imparting...just chatting...
Peace...and happy sailing,