Wife and I have been sailing our Sabre
34 on the Chesapeake for the past 16 years. A new Tartan 4300 is being built for us and will be ready for launch in the Spring. Found CF recently while researching stuff to put on the Tartan.
As I phase out of the workforce over the next few years, we plan to start doing a lot more cruising up and down the east coast
, for as long as we stay healthy enough to do it. As the title of this thread suggests, the tradeoff for moving to a bigger boat is eventually moving to a smaller house--a tradeoff that seems very good to both of us.
We both started sailing while attending a college with a waterfront campus (Eckerd College, on Boca Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg, FL). I spent 27 years in US Air Force before retiring in 1994. During my Air Force career, we moved quite a few times but also found ways to keep sailing. Previous boats have included a little beach cat in Florida
, a Catalina
22 in Mississippi
, a Hobie 16 in Texas
, and a stretch in Virginia where wife sailed a Sunfish while I and our then-teen-aged daughter and son windsurfed.