Originally Posted by Swift Drift
Hey Les and Linda!
Good Luck with the journey! I grew up in Florence and have property on Siltcoos Lake that I sail from nearly every weekend of the summer (actually heading down this weekend). I live in Salem now and am also in search of my "Bluewater boat."....flying to LA next week to check one out. When's are you hoping to make a departure and become "cruisers."
Good to know there's some Florence Folk around!
Well good to meet you! I (Les) am a new Florence import
while Linda has been there for over a dozen years. At this moment it looks like the absolute soonest we could head
West would be two years. There are also some parental care issues in the mix. As the siblings are not stepping up to it the plate.
My personal definition of a "bluewater sailboat" is molding into something like this: Strong and safe, large enough to have good tank capacities, large enough to carry the weight of the gear
associated with long term cruising
, not allot of wood/teak on the exterior and a manageable sail plan.
Thanks folks for the responses!