I'm a new sailor and still learning
the ropes although my wife owned a sloop
in San Francisco
for 10 years. Me? I started when she bought me a spot in an ASA
101 class three years ago and from there I was hooked. After half a dozen classes
I knew I was in this forever.
We recently bought an old classic ketch
and are now fixing it up. Our goal is to sail the Gulf of Mexico
, the Keys, and the Caribbean
. My wife is retired but I am still working to make another man rich. That won't be forever, however, and sooner or later we will be taking longer and longer cruises.
came with no manual so I am writing one now. I'm describing every piece of equipment
, every circuit breaker, and every valve. I've learned a lot by doing this. I have extensive experience with aircraft maintenance
but not with boats but I find they share a lot in common.
We don't plan on circumnavigating the globe but certainly look forward to many enjoyable overnight sails
to peaceful places. We very much look forward to meeting many of you along the way!