My searches for information on boats often lead here, so I finally joined.
I cruised with family
from 1997 to 2000 on Cirrus, a Jeanneau
45. It was a great experience. Now, one son is a bohemian vagabond philosopher and the other is a custom boat builder
20 owner. I guess they both got something out of the cruising life!
We've chartered or crewed for a week or two almost annually since 2000, but am always on the lookout for the next perfect boat and to start cruising full time within 5 years.