I'm new to this board and currently boatless. I have had numerous yachts over the years from a Hood
23 to a Cuttyhunk 38 which I built myself over a 4 year period. I've done some racing
but i am a born cruiser. I like to smell the roses on the way; the racing
guys get too serious for my liking.
I'm currently looking at getting into another boat, something around 36 feet. I would like to set it up for shorthanded sailing. As I get older, comfort is more and more important to me. I weould love a big catamaran
but the cost $500 k plus is prohibitive for me. I can get a good cruising monohull
(36') for around $A120K.
My ideal boat would have bow and stern thrusters, a good shower
and a good reliable watermaker
, pus plent of solar
I am 62 and one of the things on my bucket list (as in the movie) is to cross a significant body of water
singlehanded. I'm thinking Brisbane
to Noumea which is around 900nm and a beam reach all the way (theoretically).
I've already found a lot of interesting information and look forward to being able to contribute.
All the best to you all