Originally Posted by Namoian
I owned several boats prior to the above including a pretty little Bristol Channel Cutter that I lived aboard for three years.
So here I am, starting over again with a new boat and a new wife who is for some reason highly motivated to go sailing......... I think that will be our greatest challenge as will be living together in the confined and for my wife, very different world of a boat.
Welcome to cruisersforum Ian. Your post caught my attention in that I have also returned to a boat after a fairly long hiatus. 7 years living on a 30' sailboat and then 7 years on land.
One significant element about our return to life aboard is how we have been viewing the space of our new boat. After 7 years living in a 2200 square foot house, I was really worried that I wouldn't 'fit' back into the small space of a sailboat. But strangely enough, we still compare the new boat to the old boat in our mind, and not the house, and we still constantly tell ourselves "this thing is huge!". It's been a pleasant surprise for us, this strange subconcious trick that our minds have been playing.
I'm sure you'll do fine in your new life.