Greetings, all! I've stumbled across these forums
as part of my research
into moving toward a liveaboard
sailing life. I presently reside in West Michigan, and (in addition to ongoing research), I'm beginning a two-year effort at training and building proficiency, in anticipation of buying
a boat outright in late 2009.
I'm always open for tips and hints!
A little more:
I'm 31 and single
. I work as a healthcare analyst but am transitioning out of the hospital and into my own consultancy (so as to maximize both revenue and scheduling flexibility!). I have no real ties (no house, no spouse, no dependents). I've dreamed about living aboard
a boat and writing -- yes, I really can write.
I plan to spend the next two years eradicating lingering debts, mostly student loans and my vehicle, and training in such things as scuba diving
, wilderness first responder, and the gamut of sailing competencies. I expect to purchase
a boat in the 36-42' range and actually spend a fair amount of time sailing and not just remaining attached to land.
Anyway, I look forward to getting to know some of you, and again, I appreciate any feedback or opportunities any of y'all are willing to provide.
-- Jason Gillikin