I've posted in a few threads but thought I'd introduce myself. I've been interested in sailing for many many years. I used to buy sailing magazines and get sailing how-to books from the library decades before ever setting foot on a sailboat. I read the Bumfuzzle blog all the way through. Twice. That's mostly where I got it into my head that a catamaran was for me.
A bit over a year ago I took the plunge and signed up for sailing lessons. Passed the classes and did a little bit of sailing. I've bare boat chartered 5 boats 30-31 foot.
I grew up on a farm doing lots of maintenance on equipment and learned to weld w/ both gas and arc.
Then went off to the military and learned avionics nav and com systems.
Then switched to medical electronics as a BMET, bio-monitors, x-ray etc.
Hobbies over the years included Scuba, woodworking, photography, rock climbing, et. al.
I've also remodeled my own and family's houses doing electrical, plumbing, windows, doors, networking and so on.
I think I can probably do most of the sailboat maintenance and repairs that pop up.