Your post is a great read, surprised there are not multiple replies.
I am a Texan, old, as in 61, contemplating buying
a 50 ft or so used Hinkley to keep on the East Coast
, and then bring down to Caribbean
during the winter. I have twin boys at College up East, so I have reason to want a boat
up there. Family
sailing trips could be fun. And I travel up East on business.
I intend to hire a Captain
for a month or two in the Spring to make sure the boat
is made seaworthy
, and to teach us the specifics of cruising the East Coast
, handling, and maintaining a boat of this size.
If I successfully find a boat, I would welcome someone with your profile to learn with us and hopefully stay with the boat for a few months.
We have plenty of small boat
experience on the Gulf Coast
, and have sailed for many years. I think my best racing
years are far gone. But this will be a new adventure.