I'm about to finish up a 13 year stint teaching English[fnarr fnarr] over here in Japan
. During that time I managed to save enough money
to buy a boat, a beautiful Herreschoff design 45ft ferro ketch
. She's a stunner. With my Italian skipper
, we will be leaving Japan
in March 06 to begin a life as budget
We are in our mid-30's and felt that the time was right for a serious challenge. I also can't stand this modern life for much longer and want to get back to a few basics.
Our goal is to cruise
on around 400 dollars a month, maybe less. I started sailing a mere year ago on a 21 foot Yamaha JOG that I bought for a mere 1000 bucks over here in Japan. It's in excellent condition and would sell for much more over in Europe
but Japan doesn't really have a market for boats because most people are too busy for hobbies such as sailing.
So, within a year I found the love of my life and a boat! Things have moved fast but I'm sure that I will be able to stand up to any challenge that comes my way.
First challenge, it would seem, would be finding the perfect pressure cooker!
I look forward to being a regular visitor to this forum, and thank you in advance for any information that you might be able to pass on over the course of the next few months.