I've enjoyed reading the posts here and figured it may be time to venture out of lurk mode. I'm new to sailing - took a great course with my young son years ago in Annapolis and enjoyed the long weekend on the 24' rainbows but, as usual, life got in the way of me and the water.
With retirement looming the plan is .... wait for it ... to spend a couple weeks/months/<dare I say years?> doing the live aboard thing and enjoying some time exploring the eastern seaboard. I'll hold off on posts about what kind of bluewater boat to purchase for our impending circumnavigation for now.
Looking forward to learning as much as possible and not tripping over the lubber line.