Hey there, Just dropping in to say, "Hey!"
After much discussion my family
of 4 are about to embark on the journey of our lives. We have decided to sell the house and everything we own, practically, and sail the seas.
I've started a blog to document my progress and pursuit and I'd really appreciate any help, tips, suggestions whatever..
Adventures Of The Sea
Damon & Jenny: I've been on boats since I was a kid. no real sailing experience but canoes and kayaks, camping all that outdoor stuff I'm pretty proficient in. Jenny's been on boats a lot, her father used to own a few powerboats, she loves the water
and was all in when I told her my idea.
Lizzy (age 13) Mary (age 9)
Love the idea but are leary of the lack of space and our ability to remain sane.. Lizzy wants to be a marine
biologist possibly so she's all in as well as Mary who really thinks pirates are really cool.
At this point I'm gathering as much data as I can and trying to throw together a timeline as well as a budget
. Right now we are looking to set sail sometime maybe early summer late spring of 2010. Looks like we have about $180,000 to live off of. Right now I plan for $2000/mo expenses and total boat costs of about $100,000. I've looked at a couple of boats online andd am narrowing down my choices of boats to actually go and visit. here's the short list (always open to suggestions)
Morgan Out Island
For some reason I'm drawn to higher displacement
area boats. I suggested a Snowgoose catamaran
but Jenny thinks they aren't as safe.
We are looking for safety
then comfort. As far as boat cost the $100k is ready to sale
, upgrades, whatever) done..
We plan to stick near the east coast
for a few months learning
the ship, taking some sailing lessons
, eventually head
and the keys and whatnot a few months before really setting off for the next who knows how long.
So if you could recommend some places to help me along that'd be great please try to use the blog, I really would like to use it as aplace to consolidate all this information and get a handle on all this planning.