Oh, hell, another Texan you gotta put up with!
I've sailed for about 8 years, most sailing time spent crewing
for local races & friends cruisers, while owning 14'-22' daysailing boats.
I expect to be mostly lurking (gathering ammo for when (& if) I can afford or decide to move up to a "real" cruising sailboat.
I'm favoring a 27-28 powered with Atomic 4 (I'm good with old gas engines, not familiar with Diesel
operations) but wouldn't kick a good diesel
powered boat off my list. I'll adapt for the right configuration.
I solo sail my C-22 in Galveston Bay & surrounds, with little desire for offshore
work at this time.
So I'll be around. Just don't beat me up too badly while I'm getting my lurker's permit