Hi to everyone here.
I recently joined the forum as I found some interesting topics that happened to be on the forum, quite by accident
thru an internet
search. My wife and I have sailed for 33 years - the last 10 pretty much full time. I am originally from the US, my wife is from Sweden
. We officially hail from Sweden
these days but have not been home in almost 8 years.
We bought our 78 HR41 in 1980 from the first owner. Although she has undergone several refits over the years she continues to serve us well and she is what we call "home" for many years. We only have internet
when we are able to get it thru a wifi
connection someplace, so probably will not be real active here as many marinas
have good wifi
in the slips but not so good on a mooring
ball. Although there have been occasions where we have sometimes managed to get a whiff of wifi off cruise
Our boat is currently in Ambergris Caye and we are in the States visiting my parents for another week. Then we have to get back "home" for the holidays because we decorate our boat for Christmas
every year. Although the last couple years my wife has gotten a little carried away. She overloaded the inverter
last year and we had to run the genset twice a day to keep the battery
banks up. We can't afford a slip and shore power
. Diesel fuel
is cheaper and we're on a budget
So I guess it was appropriate to say "hi", even though we will more than likely very infrequently visit the wonderful folks here.