For a year I have been lurking and have finally decided to join. I live on the Great Lakes
and currently starting a refit
on a older Tartan 27. Unlike many newbies, I have no plans on sailing around the world but instead spend a few years (5-10) sailing the the Great Lakes
and perhaps if I enjoy the lifestyle take the snowbird routes to the Bahamas
when I retire. I want to thank everyone for taking the time writing of their experiences and sharing the knowledge that they have acquired over the years. It's like having a yacht club in my bathroom.