Re: Boat dreams
I highly recommend taking courses in basic boating and navigation. They are pretty easy to find in most areas through marine supply stores etc. There, you will get to know sailors of all kinds, and sailors love to talk about their boats and experiences at sea (and elsewhere.) You will certainly find some kindred spirits and friends among this lot. Next, you will undoubtedly get invited aboard some of those boats for a beer, a peek, a tour, a sail, a cruise, or "other..." This is where the learning really starts! You learn so much from other sailors and their collective experience! Good luck!