Wow, it's been 3 years since I posted my hello and plans, so I thought I'd update on my progress.
My initial plans were that after 20+ years of not sailing I wanted to get back into sailing and importantly onto the water
sailing my own boat and to relearn my previous forgotten but not lost
sailing skills. (My end goal is to retire on board my yacht and sail the world)
My journey to getting back into sailing was started with an Investigator 563 trailer sailer. The I563 needed some TLC but after a year-long refurbishment she was ready as was I... then my neighbour made me an offer my lovely refurbished I563 that I couldn't resist.
The Refurbished I563
Then in 2014 I purchased a Farrier TT680 trimaran
and once again, decided to refurbish her... then I had an offer from South Australia that I couldn't resist so I sold her..
The Refurbished TT680 - Trimaran
Now, I'm ever so close to my end goal and purchased a fantastic Columbia
27 end of 2015. I sailed her from Melbourne (Australia) to Tasmania and will move aboard end of March 2016.
Nearly there... my Columbia
27 (Liveaboard and daily sailer)
Sailing her across Bass Strait, Australia on my way to Tasmania.
I self-delivered her to Tasmania.
My final goal is to upgrade the Columbia 27 to something more Bluewater and in the 34-37ft range.
My journey has taken a few different directions (refurbishing and subsequently selling the trailer sailer/s and owning a trimaran ) but I'm still on track.
I'm not sure what my next and last yacht will be but I've a good idea what I want. What I do know is that I'm on my journey and I'm getting close to my goal.
One thing I know to be absolutely true, do it and do it now.