"Do you have any experience living on a boat, even for only a week or two? "
Yes, and I'll update my profile. Sorry. My family
has always been into boating
, mostly largish power
boats. I spent every summer in Bimini
with my father from the age of 6 to 18. He had a Hatteras 32(?) and later a 42(?) Sportfisher. When I was in college in Miami
, I got the bug for sailing and spent many a happy hour in Biscayne bay teaching myself how to sail. After college I crewed on my brothers C&C
during port to port racing
. The Mac being one of the more challanging for real weather
. So, "have I lived on a boat?" Not in the sense of really "living" on a boat. That's why I'm asking all the questions.
I understand the limitation of space, having been around boats most of my life. What I didn't consider, and took for granted, was the need to be in tighter quarters when the sea turns ugly. I was only thinking of what it would be like anchored. The observation that the Beneteau's and Island Packets are two radically different rides was revealing to me. I guess I knew that from the racing
days but I've never been aboard a full keel
, or Ketch
to know stability under sail. That was cool to hear from all of you! I'm having a good time listening to all of you.