Long time reader... first time poster.
Here's my story;
My fiance and I have been sailing in the Pacific NW for the past 3 years, racing
mostly (2 to 3 times per week) on lots of dif boats with a few longer voyages under our belt. We now feel that we are ready to buy our own boat
to live on and sail north to Northern British Colombia
all within the next 3-4 months for a work
We have been shopping
for a year now, mainly so we could get a feel for the process, the market and to just get on as many boats as we can to ascertain which fits us the best. We are realizing that with our 75k budget
we will have to make sacrifices but would like to be on a boat
that has some room to move around on deck
and down below, sails
"well", can handle the weather
up north, and has all the basics that a liveaboard
-Id love to hear folk's suggestions on the boat make youd think would be a good fit.
-Would also like to know what steps we'd need to take in order to keep our boat in CA waters for longer than the 45 day limit. Can we register it in WA and be in CA for most of the year?
Feel free to ask questions, ill try and look back often.