I just joined this forum. I don't have a boat
, but thinking about it. I do have quite a bit of boating
experience. I spent lots of time on Texas
lakes in the summer as a kid having fun with inboard/outboard runabouts and bass boats.
While living in Southern California
, I joined a sailing club in Newport Beach
and would charter
sloops from 27 to 45 feet, and made several crossings for long weekends moored to a buoy in Catalina
During a few years living in Pacific Grove, CA, I crewed on a racing sloop
in weekly regattas, but I found there to be too much yelling and cursing! I sail to chill!
Finally, using my sailing experience, in 1999 after spending a day with a captain
, I was able to do a week-long bareboat cruise
aboard a 48-foot motor
yacht in the U.S and British Virgin Islands
with my family
. It was the best vacation
EVER and I would love to do it again, or maybe in the Greek Isles some day.
Back in 2005, in my mid-40s, I had a job I could do from almost anywhere, so I sold
my house (before the housing crash!) and full-timed in a 40-foot Monaco Diesel
Pusher motorhome for over 10 years until I needed to use it to hang out near my aging Mom and take care of her.
This was in southeast Texas
, and Harvey claimed my motorhome and my dear Mom passed earlier this year, so I am re-evaluating my life and where to go from here.
I joined this forum to learn some of the ins and outs of live-aboard
boats. I plan to do some searching and reading before I start asking questions already answered. I spent enough time on RV forums
to know that annoys some people!
But as I hope here, those RV forums
were a wealth of knowledge, and I was glad to help others based on my knowledge and experience.
See you on the docks!