Hello all !!
Just found this forum a few days ago researching different boats. My wife and I are wanting to start cruising in 5 to 8 years. It seems like a long ways out, but I know time flys. Ive been around boats all my life and was in the USCG back before 9/11. So Im not a complete boating
newb. I do have limited sailing experience, but I have sailed, my Dad had a 33 OI a few years back... but no formal school
instruction like I see some couples taking.
I currently have a little Yamaha Jet boat that has been nothing but awesome.... but I would like to get something with alot longer legs for some blue water
Call it a midlife crisis or just want to get out of the normal daily grind... but my wife and I are seeking a lifestyle change. Hopefully we can save up and just buy something decent within our time frame. So Im here to learn all I can. The typical Mono vs Cat, what electronics
, what anchor
, how to check in and out of customs
, bringing our German Shepard on board, broad beaming... all the correct terminology.... you get the drift.
Anyways.. if you see me post dumb questions to simple answers, be sure to just kindly put me on the right heading and I will take it from there!