Hello there :
I am within a few years of retirement
and I am seriously looking for a change. I have spent the last 32 years in the military working on aircraft. Now that retirement
is staring at me in a couple of years, I have been looking for a way to retire without sitting on a porch wondering if the grass
needs mowing again.
After stumbling across a youtube video of all things about cruising it has really started me thinking. In the military I have been trained as a aircraft electrician, an aircraft engine
tech and a aircraft structures tech. The last I have been doing for the last 17 years. As a acs tech I do metal work
(mostly in aluminum
) riveting, bending and welding. As well as composite repair (fiberglass and Carbon fiber) as well a fabric
repair (ie sewing)with a dose of machining thrown in there as well. From the research
I have done so far I think I have a good shot at knowing how to repair a sailboat.
So this is another part of my research
into whether or not I want to go down this path trying not to stare at the grass
I am starting a 2 year plan of research and learning
about sailboats and cruising in general not to mention trying to figure out how to sail something other then my kayak
. I look forward to the answers to the about 10000 questions that are running through my head
Please have patience.