Welcome to the forum. My wife and I sail a 32 foot Beneteau
out of Sidney, British Columbia
We've been sailing for only 5 years. We started out with a 17 foot Siren swingkeel boat back on lakes in Alberta. I spent an entire winter doing the fibreglass work
, paint, replacing portholes, etc. Learned a lot on that boat.
A year later we bought a Hunter
ballast boat. We loved that boat. It was in much better shape than the Siren but I certainly learned a lot about maintaining a larger boat.
Since then we have moved to Victoria, British Columbia
and purchased the Beneteau
as a cruiser for the northwest. Again, I have learned a lot working on this boat - diesel
I have found this forum and the broader online community incredibly helpful with all of my "dumb" questions as I have learned about sailing, boat maintenance
and all of the ins and outs of owning a boat.
Never hesitate to ask. There are many great people out there who are happy to lend a hand.