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WanderingSoul 20-05-2020 05:06

Greetings & Intro from the 'Good Lake'
 
Hello!

After enjoying this forum for quite some time, and learning a lot, I came out of lurk-dom to post on Dollars & Cents a few weeks ago.

My husband and I currently have a 27' Hunter in Lake Saint Clair, MI (it isn't a Great Lake, but it's a Good Lake). This is our third boat, but our first in about 18 years. Our "kids" are 20 & 21, so that probably helps explain the gap. Our other boats were in San Diego and the gulf coast of FL.

We bought the boat in Ohio, so our first adventure was a sail across Lake Erie and up the Detroit River to our new marina. The 4 of us made 24.5 hour transit last weekend. It was our first overnight sail and it went really, really well despite being a bit chilly and making very, very slow progress against the river current.

Our long term plans are to take at least 2 years to live aboard cruise the Caribbean on a 40' or so. Our initial plan is to leave 7 years from now, but it could be 4 years. If we enjoy the lifestyle we'll stay onboard and head across the Atlantic or through the Canal. Who knows??

I have a lot to learn, and appreciate everyone here. I hope to eventually be able to contribute someday!

Fair winds,
M.

tkeithlu 20-05-2020 05:09

Re: Greetings & Intro from the 'Good Lake'
 
Welcome to the forum, Wandering. Do tell how you and yours dream unfolds.

dlj 20-05-2020 07:22

Re: Greetings & Intro from the 'Good Lake'
 
M,

Sounds like you and you husband have a nice plan. Good luck and for sure keep us how it's going.

dj

Pegu Club 20-05-2020 07:45

Re: Greetings & Intro from the 'Good Lake'
 
Welcome aboard, imo, go sooner rather than later, ����

Fair winds,

WanderingSoul 25-05-2020 06:07

Re: Greetings & Intro from the 'Good Lake'
 
Thanks for the welcome!

Pegu Club - I'm enjoying your blog. Thanks so much for the detailed budget information. That is the biggest unknown for me and I appreciate all of the info I can get from various cruisers!

Pegu Club 25-05-2020 09:38

Re: Greetings & Intro from the 'Good Lake'
 
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Originally Posted by WanderingSoul (Post 3147733)
Thanks for the welcome!

Pegu Club - I'm enjoying your blog. Thanks so much for the detailed budget information. That is the biggest unknown for me and I appreciate all of the info I can get from various cruisers!

WS, glad the blog is helpful, we found little budget related info for cruisers when we started out, many who did share their info “didn’t count” an awful lot of actual expenses so we thought our info would be helpful to others trying to get a handle on actual costs. Depending on what someone is trying to achieve dollars will of course be different for everyone. We listed our refit costs on the blog as well. It was a fair bit of work to ready ourselves, but all the adventures have more than payed us back. Just now a pod of fifteen ish Dolphins swam past out boat while we are at anchor here at Cumberland Island Ga. keep your eyes on the prize.

Fair winds,


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