This is my first post here, and we all know it starts with 'THE DREAM'
sailing the ocean watching the birds, whales,throwing the handline off the stern for a fresh fish dinner and anchoring near some paradise isle with the 1 in ten million sunset. well the bug finally got to me since I've been a commercail fisherman for the last 23 or so years(charter fish also) I have to say DANG I'M A STINKIN GREENHORN --LOL--never sailed a day in my life IS that going to stop me HECK NO!! I do have plenty of open water time (((years-n-years))
here are my thoughts first i need a boat since $$ is a big factor I probly could drum up about 25k for a sailboat I was looking at a 33' ranger older but seemed solid ((of course I would have to set it up to my likein)) so I figure once we have a boat should take 6 months to a year before I am ready
DESTINATION---I would have to say --SOUTH-- since I live on cape cod ((bout a mile from the big blue)) South is the direction WE want to go
this is as far as i got for now! ---mostly drueling for a light wind warm night offshore somewhere---I do HAVE A 22 FT BERTREM /honda 200 with the sale of that may help with the $$ for a decent boat.
Since ya all sail a lot what are some decent offshore sailboats?? say o 33/40 ft in length?????-----------o and whats a jib??-