My wife and I live east of Cleveland on Lake Erie. When we were first married, we lived in North Carolina
on the Pamlico Sound. After the purchase
of our house, the next purchase
was a new 25' MacGregor
with which we learned to sail the Pamlico. As the children
arrived, it slowly became obvious that the boat would have to go. Fast forward 28 years. The kids
have struck out on their own and my wife and I are looking forward to retirement
in the next four to five years. We would like to purchase a boat, reacquaint ourselves with sailing, and finally, strike out for the Bahamas
. We have just looked at a beautiful 1986 30' Catalina
. The owners have taken extremely good care of her. This would be an excellent choice for Lake Erie, but what about the Bahamas
. It's a tall rig drawing 5'3". Is this too much for the trip down the ICW
and the shallow Bahamian waters? (Bridge height is 47'+) We want the boat now to learn to sail her
and learn her
systems. Any and all input is valuable. Thanks.
P.S. Oh yeah, the GoPack thing ... I was born in Wisconsin and actually remember Vince Lombardi storming the sidelines. Once a Packer fan, always a Packer fan!!