I haven't been as active on SailNet as I used to be. We sold our boat last September bought a house and moved ashore after 15 years living on our boat and cruising. (I may have mentioned this in an earlier post - don't remember.)
However, I haven't abandoned my Frugal Mariner website and I have recently been working on a page called "Buying a Cruising Boat - Some Tips
Well, it turned out to be a larger project than I had anticipated. I remembered back when we bought our cruising boat, a beat up 1977 41' Morgan Out Island center cockpit ketch. And I remembered how much of a neophyte I was. My idea then was to help those with the cruising dream in their purchase of a new boat so maybe others wouldn't make the same dumb mistakes I made.
I, of course, am just a guy, not the god-like expert that I would like to appear to be.
And I would not want to give some unsuspecting newbie any misinformation - or leave out any information that he should really be aware of.
So I am asking a favor of any of you who have the time and inclination to take a look at the link above and tell me what you think. I realize that we all have opinions based on our own personal experience, and I have tried not to slant anything toward my own prejudices - though I realize it is probably inevitable.
So any comments, good, bad or indifferent; anything that should be corrected, deleted, added will be carefully considered. You can leave your comments here - for the Sailnet world to see - or on the comment section at the bottom of the "Buying a Cruising Boat" page.
Thank you all very much. And a thank you to Sailnet which has always been a big asset to me over our cruising years.