First, I'd like to express my joy at having discovered this forum! I have been reading some of the threads and I feel that this will be one of the forums
which I will visit frequently. While I so not currently own a boat, I hope to draw upon the wealth of experiences of fellow forum members.
I recently graduated and am new to the workforce, so no boat for me in the near future. Nonetheless, I have long been enamoured with the sea. I would have joined the merchant marine
if I could have things my way. Anyways, I have a stable land-based job currently and plan to save up to purchase
a boat in 5-10 years time.
Here in Singapore
, cash truly is king. Over the years, I have concluded that boaters here are either wealthy, or have a true passion for the waters that they are willing to sacrifice numerous other pleasantries of life (guess I fall into the second category). I have always dreamed of owning a boat, enjoying the wind
and waves in their various forms. And I will make it a reality!
In this forum, I hope to link up with local sailors (hopefully there are!) who can show me the ropes of owning and sailing a boat. Over the years, I have regularly surfed the web for articles on sailing, boat sales classifieds and picked up magazines and boks related to boating
. With real income
flowing in recently, owning a boat seems more like a reality!