Thanks for the advice and greetings y'all.
I want to do ocean passages, eventually. Sooner than later, would be nice. To be totally honest, I want to do a circumnavigation
...but I'm not in a hurry to start that
particular trip, just to start collecting the experience for it.
I've been getting wrapped up looking at classic small bluewater boats like the Vega, Alberg
30's, Triton, etc etc. The thought of being able to make that jump to bluewater a wee bit easier when the time comes is appealing. The thought of waiting around to sell a boat doesn't sit right with me.
I wanted to sail the west coast
but after reading more about it it seems like that's NOT a good place to start. Maybe I'll just cut my teeth on the ICW
I've still got a decent amount of time. For now have been getting good practice of basics at my local sailing club, tooling around on J24s on the Hudson
river. Will be doing longer sails
on bigger boats this winter.
We'll see what conclusions I come to in the coming months, regarding getting a bluewater capable boat out of the gate or not. It's been a blast reading about all of this.
Oh, and unrelated but I've started work on a new boat listings website, because in my experience of boat browsing, the current
tools are so poor!