Greetings to everyone on this wonderful board. I've been reading here for quite a while now and wanted to express my appreciation for the content of the pages and the character of the members here. I'm a maritime academy graduate, know my way around pleasure craft, and have sailed the globe on all kinds of commercial
ships but I'm still amazed at how much there is to be learned here and how many helpful people are willing to share their knowledge and experience.
I don't own a boat (I live in LA, I can't even afford a house) but have promised myself that one day I will, and when I do I'm going to sail the hell out of it. My dream is a pretty common one around here, which is to get myself in a position to spend at least a few years cruising and kiss the world as I know it goodbye for a little while. How this will happen I don't know for sure, but that's why it's called a dream instead of a plan...