Just joined the site and wanted to introduce myself. I've been researching and studying all things catamaran
and sailing for two years now with the goal of being full time in the Caribbean
within the next two years. I have limited sailing experience and no live aboard experience at all. Towards this deficit I have been "crewing" on cats in my general area and stepping aboard any boat the owner will allow. I have pretty much decided I would like to get a Lagoon 380
Owners Version. That is subject to change as I learn more and more about different boats. I have begun liquidating all the stuff I used to think was vital to a "successful" life.
My plan is to sell everything and then buy the boat, live aboard while any necessary outfitting is done by me, and then sail around the Caribbean
in search of worthy causes that need a hand. I'm currently a short-term missionary and spend the majority of my time in Haiti
. I have been just about every where in the Caribbean from the Bahamas
and the South American west coast
. I know myself well enough to realize I would not be happy residing in Haiti
full time, or any where for that matter. Hence the live aboard cat.
My residence is near San Antonio so sailing opportunities are limited to area lakes or the Gulf Coast
, 3 hours away. I look forward to being a member
of this community and receiving feedback and input from others as I post inquiries. So many things in the marine
industry have changed just in the two years I've been researching what I plan on doing, especially in electronics
, that I'm trying to remain open minded to everything.
Thanks for being part of such a great resource!
In His Service