Hey, it's good to be an official member
here. I have done quiet a bit of reading on a lot of different subjects on this forum and I am looking foward to some advice in the future about my upcoming boat purchase
this fall. Iam still relatively young (27) and I have a lot different mindset than most people my age. I am very independent and have always been a minimalist. Most of my adult life I have been able to pack most of the things I own on my back. I feel like a sailboat is the next step for me, the same step most people would probably be thinking about buying
a house. This isn't just naive dreaming either. I have done some sailing before. Not much, but a lot more than most people my age. I have lived on the ocean for several months at a time and I hold my coast guard oupv captains license
. Sailing is not something I am too familiar with but being on the water
, the rules of the road and the issues involved with living on a boat are something I am familiar with. I am lucky enough to have a seasonal job that pays me well. Summertime Iam in Alaska fishing
and after that I can do whatever I want. I will be buying
a boat this fall and I hope to get some advice about some specific things unique to my situation that I haven't been able to find the answer to. Everyone here seems very knowledgable and I look forward to hearing from some of you.