Greetings! I appreciated the immediate response I received upon registering as a new user.
My name is Peteetah, and I live in northern Wisconsin, 40 minutes away from the Green Bay, Lake Michigan.
In August, I journeyed with my wife to the Apostle Islands for our anniversary. During our trip, I arranged for a sail boat ride with an old friend of mine, whom I remembered used to have a boat. As luck would have it Captain
Tod, and another friend of mine, Captain
Dan, had a charter
service! My wife and I had a 34' sail boat with Cap'n Tod all to ourselves, with great wind
and a slight chop...Cap'n let me steer with the wheel
, and suddenly I turned into this ...."person" - Master and Commander, Pirate, and Discoverer, all in one!!
I was consumed. I later learned I had the "Fever".
I spent weeks on the internet
looking at sailboats, thinking about sailing, and found out that my son also has had the "Fever", sailing Catamarans in Madison lakes.
Next thing I know, I have convinced my wife to spend some of my retirement
$ on a "cheap" sail boat.
I started looking at Marinas
, Yacht Clubs, boat dealers. My thought process raced from trailer sailers to the biggest thing I could buy for the money
, regardless of , well, anything.
Long story short, with the patience of Cap'n Tod,(oh yeah, I was calling him every day, "bugging" him with questions) I purchased a 1972 Pearson
CB Yawl, upgraded with a 1981 Universal Diesel
Now I really need help, and feel this is THE place.
Looking forward to the time I can give back to other new users!