I've learned a lot from this board over the past few months, and figured it was time to introduce myself. My wife and I are about a year and a half away from moving aboard our boat to take up full-time cruising. Just gotta get the last kid off to college first!
I've sailed since high school
, and we've owned several coatal cruisers before moving up to what is for us the perfect blue water
cruiser. I consider myself fortunate to have found a wife who loves sailing as much as I do.
We bought our 1988 Mason 44 last August -- a beautiful boat maintained in pristine condition by the previous (original) owners, who circumnavigated in her. We're spending these two years getting to know "Airborne" and all her systems in preparation for the day when we cast off the docklines for good.