Tell us more about your wintering in the Bahamas. That's exactly what we hope to do next winter. Where do you summer? We're thinking Charleston or maybe somewhere in Chesapeake Bay area.
03-11-2010 04:36 PM
IMHO, get to the Gulf as soon as your schedule permits. Practice your basic skills along the way. By the time you get to FL, you'll have far exceeded whatever skills you'd learn on a Texas lake.
If you aspire to cruise the Bahamas, the longer you wait in the year, the longer you'll wait for weather windows.
As far as hurricanes go, once you get past the FL panhandle, western FL , unlike the Bahamas where I keep my boat, rarely faces any significant hurricane threat.
Good luck and fair winds!
03-11-2010 10:34 AM
Best wishes on your upcoming retirement!
We'll be chartering a 423 in the BVI in 11 weeks...enjoy her!
03-10-2010 04:36 PM
Best wishes! We retired last summer and have just completed our first winter in the Bahamas. Living aboard, and cruising, is better than every fantasy you've imagined of this life ...
03-09-2010 07:42 PM
I've got the survey and sea trial set up, have a couple quotes on insurance, think that financing is set up, so we seem to be on a course that has a lot of momentum. One of the insurance quote requests was answered by a thoughtful reply requesting our sailing resume's. It's not very long, but highly motivated - hopefully that will get us a good rate!
03-09-2010 06:29 PM
Good luck on the survey and sea trial.
03-09-2010 06:23 PM
Originally Posted by night0wl
Happy for you you guys...and so very jealous.
From someone that has 19 years till early retirement (sigh....I almost broke down typing 19 years) I'm so looking forward to being in your shoes someday.
Right there with ya'
03-09-2010 05:52 PM
I wish you well...
Hope the survey and resulting sale goes with out a hitch...sounds like your close no matter if its this boat or not though
03-09-2010 04:42 PM
Congratulations! We are at 97 days so I feel your excitement.
03-08-2010 06:39 AM
One of the most important lessons is reefing. Then add hove to for multiple reasons. BEST WISHES on the sale of the business........i2f
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