Hello everyone. Please know that I am a virgin on this site so please be gentle with me! I sailed quite a bit as a young man, mostly Galveston and some at Kemah
. Keep in mind that was MANY years ago. I bought boats as I could afford them from paper routes and the usual scrounging that kids
do. My first one was the ugliest Sailfish you have ever seen. I progressed to a Sunfish (also ugly) then had a string of Hobie cats. As a young adult I sailed some with a friend who owned a Catalina
kept in Kemah
. I learned some but that has been forgotten as well as where my car keys are.
I have a 2-3 year plan to purchase
a boat, learn to sail again, do a couple of charters and hope to then start a live aboard lifestyle. My plans now are to sail the Caribbean
only and possibly 5-6 months a year. You can probably imagine that I have received many "helpful" hints from friends an acquaintances regarding everything from boat builders to boat length to where to sail etc etc etc. I am turning to you to help me plan my new adventure in a way that I don't get off track. Please let me know if my action plan sounds reasonable and what type of lenth, boat, etc. I have read as much as I can, but now need help from the cruising community. I have thought about a boat in the 34-36" foot range. I thank you in advance for helping this poor lost