i'm valley, i'm nineteen years old and after two years of living a ski bum life in Utah after graduating high school
in '07, i'm back at home, in connecticut, living with my parents.
right now i'm working full time construction and just starting taking a full course load at my local community college at night. while not having the stresses of rent being due and bills to pay, my life has become pretty hectic pretty damned quick.
i stumbled upon this site because my parents are actually in the process of seeking out a beach property with ideas of retirement
within the next ten or fifteen years. fortunately for me that leaves a pretty big window open for me to make good use of it.
one of my fathers main concerns is to have waterfront access with a dock
, he loves boating
, i grew up around motorboats, as do i.
but the thought came to mind, with the aid of the combination of me saving up money
at the fastest rate i've ever accomplished, and my parents going for this purchase
, of purchasing
a sailboat. i've been out on a family
friends sailboat a few times and have gone on catamaran
charters before and have very much enjoyed myself everytime, something about sailing just appeals to me a lot lot more.
so after all that explaining, my question is, is it practical to find something in the range of 5k-7k, that can handle the ocean, and will be good for me to acquire some skills on. obviously before i make a purchase
i'm going to undergo a pretty substantial amount of lessons. just looking for some opinions at what i should be looking at.
some of you guys are very inspiring, sailing around the world and living out of a boat, to me, would be indescribably phenomenal.
thanks in advance,