help with lifes dream
Jeff as usual makes excellent points. I only dissagree with his comments about Cats.
I do not see them to be unsafer than Monohulls ( when sailed responsible )
Especially in the cruising areas you are planning to explore. And the extra room will come in handy with 3 kids.
But you have ample time to make up your mind, first start with a 24 to 27 footer
Have fun on your journey