Sounds like this will be fun. Think the two things that could make it "not as fun" would be
1. Spending a lot of your time fixing the boat. This will be a challenge as most boats being sold haven't been refitted right before selling. I am not sure where you are, but if you can own your boat and cruise locally prior to going that will help iron out inevitable bugs and identify upgrades you will likely do better.
2. Underestimating the challenge of a newborn/baby on a boat. Underestimating that with kids
on boats 1+1=4 times the work.
But if you work through the above, it will be great. Our approach- and I get different strokes, different folks- is to short cruise while kids
are young, and do the 6-12 month+ in 3-4 years when they are 8 and 10. We already have our boat so we can refit
and know her perfectly by the time we shove off. We found that cruising with them when they were 2 and 4 and younger was fun and rewarding but a lot of work and not very relaxing as everything they do- toilet, feed, dress, entertainment, sunscreen, bathe, etc- needed assistance. This past summer when they were 3 and 5 started to be fun AND relaxing as they could self-entertain, swim with PFDs on own, dig on beach, etc. we just got back from charter
in bvi as kids are 4 and 6 and being able to beginner snorkel with them, beachcomb, etc- was awesome. We only now feel ready to leave now but will wait as part of out plan.
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