My husband and I are hoping to become cruisers (at least part of the time) after he retires in 7-10 years. I've been lurking here the last few weeks trying to get a sense of what it involves, how it works, what it costs, etc.
Currently we have a 22' Avalon
pontoon boat for use on the Magothy River. That's roughly between Annapolis
off the Chesapeake Bay
We're members of the Carefree Boat Club and that's where we get our 22'-26' power boats we use to go across the Bay. It's been a perfect option for us so far while we're working and don't have time for upkeep.
We've never been sailors and last night we were trying to figure out how many times we've actually been on a sailboat and we only came up with 2 instances. So, we'll probably get a powered boat for the cruise
. Our primary options at this time are trawler
cat. But, we've got time.
We hope to get the cruiser boat a couple years before retirement
so we can 'work out the kinks'. We also plan to use marinas
and slips more than most 'real' cruisers seem to. We'll be looking for a definition of 'stinkpotters'? LOL
Anyway, that's our current
situation. Almost all of our family
is on the Gulf Coast
(Texas and Louisiana) so one plan is to split our time between here and there. Not sure how that's gonna work, yet...
I'll be lurking mostly and occasionally posting
. See ya!