Sand crab, I'm in Texas
so for awhile I'll be an absentee owner, hence no need for liveaboard
status at this time. Aside from the Poulsbo boat
I'm looking at a Tolly 34 tricabin better than new with twin Yanmars in Olympia. Will be visiting late May to buy a boat so my broker
is lining a few up for me. I've also investigated Foss Harbor Marina, which can work
for me because of its proximity to JBLM. Once I decide on a slip I can apply for liveaboard
. I'm certain I can get a slip in Olympia. Already on the wait list at Shilshole because I have a good friend whose boat is there. It is more costly but I spent a week there and enjoyed the facilities, the neighbors and the Ballard location and proximity to Fisheries Supply, which I've found to be more affordable than West Marine.
But in the meantime, as a retired Soldier I like mid-Sound because I want to be able to make the boat available for free cruises for wounded warriors and their families at the Warrior Transition Battalion at Lewis. Every hour I spend at the helm
takes me closer to eligibility for a 6pack license
. If they want to pitch
in donations for fuel
or refreshments, that would be great but not required. I'm only 71, so I have the rest of my life in front of me.