Hi there. I guess this is where I say hello and talk about myself so...
I'm joining up because I'm going to have lots of questions over the next few years. I used to be an avid sailor, living (camping?) aboard a Cal
25 for three years and sailing the Channel Islands and the southern coast of California
and Northern Mexico
. Before that (and after, to a small extent) I did a good amount of sailing in the Chesapeake. I grew up in Maryland
, and had a habit of moving back there every 5 years or so until my wife and I moved to Austin TX 10 year ago. I've been sailing three times since...
So anyway, the (early) retirement
plan is 6 years away from happening now, so it's time to take some ASA classes
, get a small boat for the lake, maybe schedule some charters for the yearly vacation
, and begin researching good boats for the projected 10 year trip around the world. I'm 43 and plan on selling the house and being on a boat before 50.
I know, I know...heard it all before, right? Me too - trust me. I've got a kitty growing, a wife that wants to leave today, and two great friends that are seriously asking if they can come along too. I've got a business that should provide me with a small, steady income
while cruising, etc, etc, etc.
Anyway, thanks for having me, and I hope that maybe I can contribute every once in a while and not just ask numerous questions. And I apologize in advance for hypothetical questions with vague parameters - I know they drive you crazy - they drive me crazy too.