Hello All, been away from the deep blue for too long and planning to make a change. I landed in Colorado after leaving Alaska
25 plus years ago after having run a 55 ft Stevens MY for several years and cruising from San Diego
to Whittier Ak and several trips to/from Seattle
Guess, even after years raising cattle and such, I never quite flushed the salt water
out of my veins. So, I'm gonna sell the ranch, buy a boat, and see how long it takes to get tired of sailing the Caribbean
or wherever looks/sounds good.
If things go as planned, I'll be looking for that boat this summer. Sure like the looks and reputation of the Hinckley B-40 but they are pricier, even with lots of years and miles on them. I'm single
so the "chic magnet" potential is a plus as I'll also need a first mate.
I am a retired electronics
tech and have always felt that if I fixed it, it was done right. A feeling you don't always get when someone else does it. So the boat I'll be looking for has to be basically sound but maybe in need of updated electronics
and, or cosmetics.
While I don't plan to do much, I'd like for the boat to be legal
to do a charter
occasionally, and therefore US built(jones act) another plus for a Hinckley.
Soooo, after all that. Any suggestions, I know that's a wide open door, but I don't know it all and love to learn. Thanks