Im a short time lurker, but long time sail lover. Never sailed anything bigger then a 17ft cat (which i loved to fly), but am looking forward to planning, and then implementing a serious change.
I grew up in Seattle
, in a closet. I spent time sleeping in smaller places, and am acustomed to it. I love camping and the outdoors. Im certified in outdoor emergency
care. I am also a 20 year auto technician, who specializes in wiring
. I have tons of experience on small diesels, especially vw diesels. I have always been handy at home repair, so i am comfortable with plumbing
, woodworking, fabrication.
I have been growing weary of city life, and moved to the inland nw to get more outdoors, but i miss sailing, and still feel i am missing something. I want a simpler life, and my wife has agreed to my plan.
Over the next 6 years (waiting on kids
to grow up and leave the nest), we plan to purchase
a boat, sell off whatever we havent, and make the move to living aboard
and away from the US. I am an avid skier,(and ski patroller) so i will miss skiing tremendously, but love the blue waters.
I feel confident, and comfortable about this decision, and look forward to reading more adventures to help me decide where we are going and when.