Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Redwood City
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I just bought a big sailboat
Just spent the day with a surveyor on a Gulfstar 50 and then paid the owner the deposit. So, after about a year from the dream stage to research, to lots of reality checks and financing nightmares etc..., I can say that we now own our own sailboat.
The boat will house my family (wife and a 4 year old son). We will live-aboard in the SF bay area. The boat is not perfect, needs a lot of sweat and tears but I feel it has so much more joy to offer.
This will be my first boat. I already read lots of suggestions on sailnet about starting with a smaller one but my situation was all or nothing. So a leap of faith here.
The posters on this board have been a great source of information and inspiration. As I restore the boat, I will try to draw on your knowledge and share my experiences.
Exciting to be a part of this community.