Hi everyone, I've been lurking around here for the past few weeks to check out the waters before I posted and inadvertantly made a fool of myself. Anyway, I'm 19 years old and looking for the cruising life. I've seen a few people use the term "trust fund baby," and with the seemingly negative connotation that goes along with it, I am one. So, while a few of you may think I'm a spoiled little brat, I'd prefer you not, I'm still going to work my butt off to help feed that kitty before I set sail. I just consider myself lucky to have a starting point.
I've always loved the water
, ever since I was a kid. This past summer I went on a sailing/SCUBA diving
trip for three weeks in the BVI's and I was HOOKED. I absolutely loved living on the boat and just the overall lifestyle. I was so enthralled, I actually went back to the same camp for the last voyage of the summer. After having spent 6 weeks on a boat and loving every second of it, I'm fairly certain I've found my dream: living the cruising life.
I'm currently in my second year of college, and I'm going to be taking next semester off to go to Thailand
to get my SCUBA
. (Currently a divemaster, for those of you who dive.) After that, I'd like to find a liveaboard
where I can work for a few more years to add to the kitty and let it build up on itself.
I also want to eventually charter
a boat, if not for extra income
, for "fun." Thus, I would like a pretty nice boat with an extra cabin
Anyway, I just finally wanted to register on this forum to introduce myself as well as say thanks for all the available information.