Hello fellow sailing brothers and sisters. I've sailed beach cats since 1970. I started off on Hobies but got a NACRA 5.8 two years later. I've done some sailing on monohulls and have been told that I have a knack for the sail trim and the wind
. I'm looking to get a 30-40 foot boat
that I can do some coastal cruising and short hops over to the Bahamas
I have a 36 foot motorhome that I can use as a land base and the boat
could be my sea base.
I've had this dream of living on a boat for 40 years but something has always seemed to come up. My parents got sick and I took them in. Dad lasted 5 years and Mom 8 more. Sadly, they are gone now. I'd gladly give up my sailing dream if I could have kept them around. I have a 26 year old son living with me now and he's in college.
I quite certain that I want to do some liveaboard
sailing and if the boat gets too small, the motorhome can be my beach house.
I have been a control electrician most of my life and I am up to speed on marine
systems. I love that kind of work
and custom woodworking. I'd bet I could make a little extra money
working on some boats. I like to keep busy.
Sorry for the long post but when you see me asking what may seem silly questions, just remember my goals. I'm looking to make this happen in the next eight months. I've got to figure if I want the Carolina's in the Summer and the Keys in the winter. I'm hoping that some of you salts will know what I want to do beter than I and share some of your vast sailing experience.
Thanks for listening and have a great day. I've had my beach cat over to the Bahamas
on several occasions. There was no drama, just a few opportunities to excel.