i am a 53 year old professional, who has spent much of his life boating
.Captained a charter
sportsfisherman in charleston, sc and also in costa rica
...and have a 35' sloop
i am now selling to purchase
a 40-50' cruising liveaboard
i am a 50 ton master, have lots of coastal experience and some offshore
i and my wife will be taking off in a few months to spend the next 5 years plus on the boat cruising.
we have both been to the bahamas
plenty of times as well as Virgins, French west indies, grenadines...etc./ we plan on heading to grenadines the first season, then through the canal and pacific/northwest...where we have never been.
Currently am in the boat looking stage, and reading all we can,,,and surfing the net. love this site for its honesty and very informative conversation.