I'm heading to Roatan in a few weeks to train as a dive instructor and plan on traveling the Caribbean
to teach and explore. I've always been enamored with the ocean and the pursuit of mastery of the sea. I'm a retired airline pilot so I've got tremendous respect for mother nature and while I understand meteorology I know things are much different on the water
than in the air. I'd like to get some perspective about the skill level required to navigate the Caribbean
, is it feasible for someone to take classes
and instruction to then be competent enough to safely learn the ropes on their own? I'm inclined towards power vs sail and would have a budget
of $200k or less, I've read a bit about the Ranger
R-29, would that be a suitable boat
Thank's in advance for the replies.