I just found this forum, so I'm checking in to say hello. I'm 47, from the east coast, living in San Diego. We've got a 48 foot steelcutter which I built in Virginia. I've sailed it from the east coast to Guam and back to San Diego. Panama to Guam was solo. I've done other passages on other people's boats as well. Currently I'm living ashore, and our boat is docked on San Diego Bay. We'll probably relocate back to Florida in 2 years.