I just wanted to say "hello" and introduce myself.
I was introduced to boats at age 8 and I've been in love with the sea ever since.
After some time away from boating
, our best friend re-introduced my wife and I to sailing in 1995, and this time the "bug" bit. We joined a sailing co-op that year, learning
to sail 20' day sailors. From there, we graduated to Catalina
27's. I caught the sailing bug so bad that I became a sailing instructor and a yacht broker. Although I eventually moved on to better income
sources, sailing is in my blood.
In 2009, we agreed that while a co-op is a great place to learn, buying
our own boat was the best way to make sure that the boat was maintained to our standards. One Mirage 29' and 18 months later, here we are.
BTW, the previous owner named our boat, about 3 years before the movie
came out. We bought the boat at the same time that the movie
came out; and decided that "Avatar" was a lot more original than my next choice: "This End Up"
In the last 18 months, I have confirmed that I really enjoy boat maintenance
. For me, working on the boat is downright relaxing, and there is always more to learn. Any tips or tricks that I pick up here will be put to good use.