I'll do my best to answer your questions. As we are not full time cruisers I can only tell you from my perspective as a sailboat liveaboard
and what we've seen in our sails
in the Caribbean
which are more common among cruisers sailboats or trawlers? At least in our part of the Caribbean
sailboats. My husband however is a bit fan of trawlers as well and drools over them when he sees them. We currently love our 37C Hunter
average age of each? If you are referring to the cruisers themselves,
It seems as though most cruisers are in their mid 50's to 60's. We are in our late 30's.
oaverage length of each? I would say the most common is 36-42' sailboats. And about 40' trawlers the very few we see.
pros and cons of each? A sailboat is a beautiful, peaceful way to get to your destination
, but a trawler offers a great amount of room for living. Both require having a good working mechanical mind since repairs
are always needed no matter which you acquire. (The beauty of a sailboat is if your engine conks out at least you still have your sails
issues ? Maybe someone else has something to say about this one.
how do people get their prescriptions while cruising?
That one I don't know.
last of all is this an active lifestyle or a lot of solitude ? I think it can be whatever you make of it. If you love solitude there are numerous tranquil anchorages
to enjoy. In some locales there are lots of great beach bars and happy cruisers to visit with and get to know. That's what's great about boats and cruisers of all sorts.
Happy cruising no matter how you decide to get there!
I've kept a blog of our journeys over the last year and a half. Here's the link if you want to take a look. www.mountainsandseashore.blogspot.com