Hello all. I just joined this place. I don't have a boat yet, but have very recently been bitten by the bug. I live here in southwest Florida
and have lived here for about 10 years now. I guess growing up in the ocean state (R.I.) i have a yearning for being on the water
. When I was a kid growing up someone in the family
ALWAYS had a boat, whether it was a little Sunfish that my aunt used to have or the medium sized cabin
cruiser that I remember my uncle having, or any of the open fishing
boats that members of the family
bought owned and sold over the years. I think I will be looking for something along the lines of a 25 to 30 foot sloop
for my first boat. I am looking forward to reading some old threads about this type of boat. I want to re-learn sailing. I have forgotten much since I was a teenager, I am 37 now and haven't been sailing on probably 20 years. I will be doing mostly solo sailing.