I am about 10 miles north of Mexico
and about 30 miles inland. I have very little sailing experience, mostly small catamarans and Sunfish...I have some delusions of grandeur in that I'd like to someday sail to the Caribbean
with my family
(after experience and going up a few boats).
Currently in the market for my first boat
, struggling between a simpler 14-16' or a larger mid 20s boat
. I need something I can trailer
but a slip isn't out of the question. The lower laguna madre is the protected waters here and it's average depth
of 3' means only certain boats need apply.
I'd like to have some conversations with some local guys if there are any here to get a better feel for what I can do in my area. The idea of sailing the same 10 mile square doesn't sound appealing aside from learning
...just not sure what I can do locally. I've been meaning to reach out to the yacht club here but we're currently doing the "shelter-in-place" thing...plus works been busy so that hasn't happened yet.
Looking forward to learning
a lot here and thank you for having me.