Hey Everyone...I have decided to return to an old dream and am looking to make a purchase
, learn, and head
off beyond the horizon of my living room here in Wa State. Long-lined black cod along the Aleutians in my younger days and fell in love with the Sea. But got caught up in mainstream America for too many year and have finally pulled my head
I am hoping to make a purchase
this summer... I am really leaning towards a Westsail 32... I love the community vibe, am not in a hurry...and am not at all interested in flashy or a budget
breaker. Solid with simple systems capable of carrying plenty of provisions. The intent is to make as many leisurely circumnavigations that I can possibly get before the note comes due.
Am torn between a ready to go or gaining valuable skills and doing a refit
on a cheaper boat
. Iam seeing them from a low of 20k on up to 60k here in the NW.
We have some great schools up this way. I am thinking of enrolling in the Marine
systems program at the Northwest School
of Wooden Boat
Building in Port Hadlock. I am also seeing a ton of networking and buddies from class I could recruit to assist a refit
while taking classes
Thats a brief what it was and what it is... any guidance is much appreciated.
When I rededicated myself to this pursuit I noticed I was looking at too much of the "dream"... Thought about waiting and saving to get something luxurious.HA!.maybe a cat... saw way too many glossy youtube vids. I kept digging, weighing options, reading blogs and gleaning from others experiences. Now I have gone to all practical. I can't get enough of how to fix it vids and blogs about what to do when it all goes bad. I am heeding what I hear so often about going now instead of saving and saving for several more years...