Originally Posted by WannaCruise77
I'm new to the whole sailing scene. Me and my fiance have decided that we are sick of being landlubbers and want to get to the ocean. I'm an ex-navy man and grew up in San Diego
so the sea has always been with me.
I am looking for tips advice and of course A BOAT! I'm looking for what we need to get started, how much we need to save for, what kind of boat is best for liveaboard/ cruising, and the legal
stuff to go along with the whole lifestyle. All advice and input is welcome.
Thanks and we hope to meet you out there soon!
Jeremiah and Lee
How many people as regular crew? Any kids
What's your budget
to buy and outfit the boat? (living and cruising costs extra.)
Where are do you want to sail out of? You are in KY now, which coast do you want to set off from and more specifically where on that coast?
Where to you want to go?
Are you looking to cruise
extensively or liveaboard
and occasionally take several weeks or months off to nip around the Caribbean
Any really strong preferences to start with? (full/fin keel
, mono/multi, spade/skeg/attached rudder
, sloop/cutter/mizzen rigged)