My wife and I have sailed on the East coast
and the Great Lakes
for over 30 years. Our present boat is an Island Packet
35 "Serenity" that we really like. We live in the Cleveland area. I am retired, she still has a few more to go. We have both completed our requirements for USCG masters level certificates...it was a lot of work but really fun to do it together. Although we do not plan to sell "Serenity" we are looking forward to getting information from the network about designs since we are looking for a nice 38-42 footer to live on for several months out of the year during the winter in Florida
, South Carolina, Georgia
. We will probably take her as far as the windwards after my wife retires and then ...(I have dreams of seeing Brasil again) who knows. Our only problem right now that, although the boat prices are going down, finances are very tight so we need a "bargain" (not that any boat is a bargain once acquired and the maintanence begins). Thank you again and happy spring launching!!