Hi Brian and Tanya,
I am brand new to this site, and have a Ranger 26 that I live aboard all summer long up in Duluth, Minn. I love sailing around the Apostle Islands (north coast of Wisc, 22 islands, with only 1 with people on it). I just semi-retired to San Antonio, and will probably be living aboard in the next year or two. I used to teach at Missouri State in Springfield, Mo.
Sounds like you two are getting ready for a great adventure. I'd love to hear how it goes, and I myself plan on sailing in BVI are at some point.
Fair Winds Always, Gregg H