Wow, am I glad to find this link.
My Dad was a Merchant Mariner. My first in awe moment of the water was looking at his old pics and his certs with mermaids. I was 3. Later lots of time swimming and hearing about ships and storms and such. Years later a friend at work had a sailboat. Took me out and showed me how to sail-he laid down for a nap and I sailed her all day. Fed him by throwing him sandwich and kept sailing. 12 hrs later he asked if he could dock her. (dropped head down). Now at 55 a family member has given me a small sailboat 19' swing keel with trailer and all. She is ready for water. Bringing her down to FL this spring. Have lessons lined up to start in Feb.
My goal-single hander
later a bigger ketch
Admire you all greatly
Mellissa-if I get down to Key B can I visit sometime?
Hide=and your 45' steele lady. Best of luck and post as I would like to follow your dream as it is so close to mine.
This spot rocks!!!