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While I'm certainly all for taking her to the Carib for a cruise, that's not really going to prepare her for year round cruising in the PNW... You do have to get used to rain, cold, and perhaps fog.
Seriously though, Rusty, it sounds like you have a good plan. Though living 5 hours from the boat would be tough for me. I like to check her at least twice a week.
Getting the better half fully on board (no pun intended) is definitely a good Plan A. Good Luck.
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