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Be wary of the crazy Portagee who goes by Giulietta. While his very pretty wife can be trusted, he is a bit on the whacked out of his head side...
and, whatever else you do, do not post a photo of yourself. You've been warned. His son, Optimania is rather trustworthy most of the time as well.
I am guessing that you'll be looking for a boat other than the Santana 30 your SO is restoring for your retirement. I'd recommend something in the 35-40' range... which is small enough that either of you could single-hand it, since that is often what you'll be doing when cruising as a couple—since the other will be down below, sleeping, cooking or otherwise occupied.
Most of us will be happy to help you as much as we can... but YMMV.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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