After getting a lot of good info from this site I thought it was about time I signed up.
I have been wanting to buy a sailboat and learn to sail for many years but only pulled the trigger a few years ago. It's proving to be a fun hobby for my retirement
"daze" and I am looking forward to season 3 this year.
The boat I ended up purchasing
was a 1966 Bristol 32 with a 3 cylinder raw water
. The boat is in quite good shape for the year but requires some updates. The B32 wasn't on my original list but sometimes price
, location and timeline rule
so I thought just do it. I'm reasonably happy with the way things have worked out.
I've been having lots of fun sailing on inland waters and look forward to a couple more years of that prior to doing any coastal cruising. The boat is getting fixed up in a gradual process. I really don't want to miss a season due to maintenance
so the gradual approach seems best.