Hello all, I'm Ben from Columbus, Ohio
. I've never written on this forum and wanted to say hi. In April, I quit my job, sold
my junk, and bought a 1978 Hunter
30 - 4ft draft
. I sailed it from the Lower Detroit River to Sandusky, Ohio
I spent 90 days outfitting the boat
for a 9 month trip west through the Great Lakes
, south through the inland rivers, and east out of Mobile, Alabama
and the Bahamas
I was encouraged by all the young cruisers online, specifically Wicked Salty. So in hopes to continue on the inspiration, I have started my own channel on YouTube, Sailing Wrangler.
The biggest upgrades I put into the boat
was a Jabsco
with Vetus 14.5g Flexible Holding Tank
and a solar power
system to run small fridge, 65qt freezer
, Xbox and tv! I'd be happy to give my experience if someone is considering installation/needs help midway through their project
I am on this forum to engage with other cruisers on different techniques, share new ideas, and meet folks along the way.
Currently heading north on Lake Huron - just a few days away from cresting the tip into Lake Michigan.