I've only posted one question so far, regarding two boats we've been looking at (Bavaria 47 vs Dufour
50). I though I'd introduce myself, because I anticipate asking many, many more questions!
So there's me. My wonderful husband, and two children
(son, 10, and girl, 8). When we married, in the 90's, we honeymooned on a Moorings Sailaboard Stateroom and loved every minute of it. We obtained our US Sailing Bareboat certification
shortly thereafter, moved to San Diego
, and bought our first boat (O'Day 32), which we lived upon and sailed sporadically for two years.
Work forced us back to the East Coast
, where we decided to start a family
, and our sailing came to a screeching halt. Well, we took another Moorings vacation
, but that was about it. We joined a boat club, but it just didn't work for us (a $15,000 mistake; what wouldn't I give to have that money
Here we are, years later, and we are both still bit by the sailing-life bug. Ergo...The Plan. In our case, it's a two-year plan, which sounds both a million years away, and two seconds away, you know what I mean? We have a lot to do, like, I don't know...get a boat! Sell zero, one, or two of our homes and the contents therein. Make sure we'll have adequate internet
for one or both of us to work from the boat. Sort out the schooling for the kids
. And did I mention, we'll have cats on board, too? And on and on...
At the moments where it seems overwhelming, we just put one foot in front of another. We have ASA
101/103 training coming up in the spring, which will be exciting, for us and the kids
Anyway, sorry to bother you good folks with my long-winded post. I look forward to picking your brains frequently as we move toward realizing our dream!