Hello Fellow Sailors,
I am new to this forum (although I've been stopping by for some time) and am here mainly for knowlege and assistance in planning my dream life, which is to live on a sailboat. I have been a sailor my whole life, since opti's caught my love in summer camp when I was about 8. I grew up near the water
and, along with sailing and racing
of dingys, I also ended up doing several extended cruises on larger monohulls and even a few blue water
trips. I currenly own a Hobie 17 (as well as a Hobie AI sailing kayak) and have been spending a lot of time studying and sailing multihulls (hard not to with all the cool advancements and technology going on).
I am currenly 32 years old and starting to think about long term plans. I have always had dreams of living on a sailboat, and as I start to get closer to thinking about settling down, I have decided that there is no location or property that I can find that I am willing to invest in for the long term. (don't trust where current
polotics and land use changes are going) This leads me to realize that I am realistically not too far from starting to think about buying
a boat to live on long term.
I realize that this is gonig to take some serious planning and research
(and knowlege from those much wiser than myself) so here I am!
In my current
phase of the planning process I am leaning toward a catamaran
(Lagoon 420 in particular) mainly due to the fact that I'm 6'3 so headroom
is very important, and the drawbacks as I know them don't seem to be a huge concern for me. (dockage, pointing, displacment, ect) I will be researching for more details on the pros and cons however, as well as many topics related to finding and selecting a specific boat, rigging
, outfitting for passgaes, and much more...
I am very excited to have this wealth of knowlege to pose questions and topics to! Cheers!