I spent most of a year living on and fixing up an old Dickerson 35 ketch
with my boyfriend on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay
. I worked at a marina at the time and did learned to sail by going out on our project
boat and crewing
for another boat in St. Michaels. At the end of the year, we took the boat down the ICW
to Wilmington, NC and sold her.
Unable to be boatless, my boyfriend, quickly bought another boat more suited to our spartan needs. He sailed our current
boat, an Aleutka 26 from Pensacola
, FL back to Port Lavaca, TX where she's been slipped all hurricane
season while we worked up in Austin. Having made our money
for the year, we're back to living aboard
here in Port Lavaca, planning to head
toward the Bahamas
in the next week.
I've enjoyed reading these forums
for a couple years, but I've finally stored up a few posts of my own.