I’ve been following your threads and reading your stories for a couple of years, but we’ve recently upgraded our last racing dinghy
to our first coastal cruiser, so I thought I’d better join proper, as my questions and comments are far less theoretical than they once were!
Between charters and our new (to us) boat
, we’ve spent about about a month and a half afloat this year- almost all of it on the Puget Sound
. With flexible jobs, we hope to cruise
the summers for the next few years until our oldest (a good sailor, but even more devoted soccer player) heads to college. Then we plan to transition from mostly ashore to mostly afloat, and to cruising full time as soon as we can manage it, younger kids
We’re looking forward to actually interacting with you all, instead of just reading. Despite sailing small boats nearly my whole life, I may have a lot of dumb questions that seem obvious to those of you who have spent a lifetime on boats big enough to carry berths and auxiliaries