While I am not yet cool enough to own my own boat (hopefully changing in the next month or so)... I have been lurking around here for a while learning
what I can learn. Now that I am getting ready to buy a boat, and bail on my life sitting in a cube, staring at a computer... I have alot of questions. I figured it was rude to just jump in asking questions without atleast a hi.
Perhaps a better intro is needed. I have grown up on powerboats my whole life (Australia, and westcoast U.S.)... till about 5 years ago when I moved to the midwest. I do alot of backpacking, and travel to atleast 2 new countries a year... usually for a month at a time (yes, I do have a sweet job that lets me do this... thus I have been in the midwest for 5 years). My plans are to buy a sailboat, get my Scuba
(I have been a rescue
diver for a few years), and travel the Carribean teaching to recover some costs.
I have some sailing experience... enough to know I need a more experienced person with me for a little while till I learn enough.
Anyway... I am sure to ask some dumb questions... you can laugh, only if you help answer them.