Timeline for cruising?
First off I want to say I've enjoyed reading the forum, oh, constantly, for the past few days.
I'm trying to put together a plan to get out of Tennessee and onto a boat somewhere south. My first question is how long would it take to go from being a complete novice (one learn to sail course 10 years ago) to being able to go on long weekend or full week trips (or longer)? Could I get there in months? Years? I should be able to spend a lot of time working on it, I just don't know how much time I'm going to have to invest.
Still have many questions, but I'm finding a LOT of info on most of them so far.