Greetings to anyone who actually reads the posts in this "Meet and Greet" section. Ive actually already posted one other thread in another section but figured I would stop by to add my footprint here as well.
A little about me -
Im 26, work overseas (Afghanistan) and finally have the chance (Finances are a big part of "the chance") to grab a dream. In 2000 I was stationed in Annapolis
MD with the Marines and used to sit on the dock
overlooking the masts in the harbor. I always wondered and was at awe at being able to drop everything and have the world as a playground. Waking up to the sound of waves tapping the side of the hull
on a warm summer morning with a salty breeze blowing in through hatches was what I imagine as I looked out. I told myself, if I ever get the chance, Im going to do it. I do have some sailing experience as I grew up on the outer banks
of NC. Most was gained on small (20' and below) vessels but to own a boat of my own of size and make it my home for liveaboard
crusing, is my dream.
Recently, I stumbled upon a Bruce Roberts steel
. I love Bruces designs and I seem to find that most people that sail them are happy with them. The boat is currently just a hull
. It was stripped completely by the current
owner who had plans to sail her again but is now selling. I am no expert in boat building and dont plan on piecing her together with the little I do know. If I purchase
her, she will be moved and fitted by a professional. Being a former Marine
I have that "do it right the first time" attitude. Luckily I have the financial support to see the task thru to the end.
Well this is pretty much my story and where I am at now. I will be home in May to inspect her and see if we have that "bond". Im sure I will be consulting all the salty veterans of the sea on this forum and learning
new things along the way. I look forward to maybe meeting a few while sailing one day. Anyways, thanks for reading and happy sailing.
May your waters be calm and your sails