My father is officially a senior citizen. Unofficially, he is going senile from lack of open air, sea spray, and sunshine. For the past few years he has talked about getting a boat, he acquired some money for said boat, and then proceeded to surf the web in a manner that made a technologically inclined child proud. Except that he is a lurker.
Just a lurker. Which is irritating as, being that it is his first boat, first private sailing endeavor, he has lots of gaps to fill in. But he won't post. Books do help, but we all know how anecdotes and direct advice can be. My father is always on this site, reading about you guys, and trying to fit it into his own setup. But not posting..
So I have bridged the gap for him - hi Dad.
You shy lazy sod.
What do you guys think about his boating ideas? Here is what I know he has worked out and maybe seeing this will kick him into gear to post some details himself!
Seeking a 30-34 foot craft.
Leisurely purposes; day and overnight ventures starting on Lake Champlain... Possibly several week treks elsewhere, tropical quite preferred.
Monohull, he started with cats but price worked him down.
I know he likes Hunters...
Boat budget of maybe $25-30k.
3 person crew (one with naval experience, one techgeek, and the last one to stop us spending all the leftover$, if it is more than a myth, on pirate outfits)
Please help this guy out with his plotting. Hopefully more detail to follow once he notices this post and makes an account.