Sailing the PNW
My wife and I have downsized our lives from twin engineering incomes and related, to owning a small auto repair business. We are currently living on a very small amount of money in a nice, but older 35' 5th wheel.
I would very much like to purchase a sailboat and sail the Pacific Northwest. We pretty much have 2 options.
1. Purchase a smaller/trailer-able sailboat (20'-28') and sail the many lakes/harbors in the area.
2. Purchase a larger boat (35'-42') and livaboard in Newport,OR
My existing sailing experience/knowledge is from smaller sailboats (<20') in protected waters.
I very much love the water and being out on it, and am most excited about the livaboard option, though my wife is a bit on the fence about it.
Any general advice, or advice on how we could get more experience and be able to make a more informed decision in the future?
Last edited by speedbug78; 10-07-2011 at 11:02 PM.