Originally Posted by CaptForce
Welcome from another Floridian. What are your cruising plans and where you plan to keep your boat? ,- 'remaining in central Florida
; keeping the boat far from home; trailoring; living aboard
part time; destinations......?
I'm planning to keep a boat on the Space Coast (Cocoa, Merrit Island) for most of the year because I can reach the slip in 45 min. to an hour.
I have family
and friends all around this beautiful state, and also plan to move it around a bit. Stuart, Islamorada, and Tampa Bay are a few targets on my list. I'm 33, with a wife and 5 year-old. I'd like to spend weeks at a time during the summer exploring. Maybe sail over to the Abaco's one day?
I have plenty of power experience. My family
settled Lower Matecumbe Key (after native peoples had left) and built the first two homes there in the 1950's. Grandfather founded Sea Lark Boats. Dad is Sales Director for Webasto. Brother is sales broker in the industry as well. I plan to ask for lots of free stuff.
I'm the sailer in the family, but lack practical experience. I've been reading and have a littel day sailing
Again, I am able bodied and eager should anyone want to spend a day or two on the water
and need a hand. I especially want experience aboard 27' to 33' monohulls. But I will gladly grind or pull a rope
aboard a cat.