Hi Sailingwoman! This is my first post on this site too. I couldn't find the "Introductions forum"!
You mention that you've been living aboard
for 6 years - it's advice from people like you that I need. I have this idea of doing exactly the same but have A LOT of convincing to do with "her indoors"! Perhaps being in the cold here (Belfast) isn't practical but I've loads of ideas that could solve that issue without making much of a carbon footprint!
At the moment I've an old (1964) 24' that'll keep me busy this spring/summer. She's a grand old gal for day sailing
but doesn't describe "home" - least of all to "her indoors".
In the last year or so I've been looking at cat's. There's a host of info out there but the best I can find is on a forum like this.
Any do's and don't's suggestions for living aboard
would be great. Since I also live in a much colder climate than Florida
- I'm hoping there are others out there that might post some useful advice (more than the raised eyebrows and the shaking head
of "her indoors").
I've just finished reading the "New Fastcat
405" thread and have fallen in love with the concept
. I'm not too sure how well the solar panels
will work in Ireland's grey skies - but the wind generator
will surely be OK.
I'm anywhere between 1 to 5 years from buying
a cat. The 405 tag of £320,000 puts me closer to the 5 year point - but before commiting I'm hoping the advice posted on this site will help me make a more informed decision.
So - Hi! Sorry to piggyback on Sailingwomans thread. Hope to get to know the site better soon!