Wow just saw this thread but dont have time to read all 27 pages!
Im 30 and just bought a Pearson 31-2 been sailing my entire life mostly on inland waters, everything from optimist, laser, scows, to keelboats, all in all not that much time spent though. My wife and I are now on Lake Michigan on the WI/IL border and have that little dream in the back of our heads that so many have of "one day"
I just truly hope we can change "one day" to "today" and really pursue our dream of sailing round the world!
For now, we plan on taking a few years to learn the ropes of cruising on L.M. and somehow stratigize on making that initial departure!
My biggest fear is forgetting the dream and pissing my "good" years away behind this STUPID DESK for silly little green pieces of paper!