Welcome! Great to have you aboard.
We went a couple of years wanting a boat and ended up buying
a 30' Hunter
, having no idea how to sail. We went all over South Florida
and the Bahamas
in that old (1981) clunker.
Then we quit our jobs, bought a 39' Beneteau
and sailed the Caribbean
for a year.
Best decision EVER. We were actually featured in the May edition of Yachting Magazine!
We learned a few things along the way:
1. Pushing off the dock
is the hardest part. Just do it. You'll never feel completely ready.
2. Choose the boat that's right for YOU, not what other people think is right for you.
app on phone
, tablet and iPad
to back up the Navionics
chip in the chartplotter
is a life saver.
4. Know where your manual bilge pump
and how to use it before it starts raining and your auto bilge pump
5. When cruising, guests can choose when or where but not both.
Our blog from the trip: TwoAndAHalfSailors.com