My name is James, I live in mid Michigan with my wife and five kids
. I've wanted to cruise
since I was 9 years old and now that I'm older (37) I see it as a very real possibility in the next few years.
My sailing experience is limited to a few day sails
with some friends over the years but I've read up on the subject about as much as is useful without some actual time on a boat. (being obsessed with something that you never actually get to do leads to lots of reading) I'm also ridiculously prone to motion sickness, don't have a lot of money
and my wife doesn't like the water
All that said: I'm doing it. So don't try and stop me!
I've been lurking around and reading the boards for a while now, but I figured it was time to sign up.
I'll be posting
a slew of questions and pestering you guys for advice shortly.
(Bangputys is what I want to name the boat when I have one.)