Join Date: Aug 2012
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The 10-12 year plan
I've come across references to this site from multiple cruising blogs and other resources while digging up information related to our plan. The short end of it is that once the kids are out on their own we're basically planning on selling just about everything and buying a blue water boat to cruise the U.S. pacific coast and eventually the south pacific.
In the meantime we're doing what we can to develop our skills, prepare financially, and to keep our eye on the prize (when the day comes). We're in the process of purchasing a Mac 25 that will be sailed in various mountain lakes and reservoirs in Colorado for the next 10 years or so. We'll be in Newport Beach this January and intend on doing a couple of ASA courses while there. We also plan on the USCG basic seamanship course, celestial navigation, Ham Radio license, small engine and basic electronics repair. My wife is in the process of getting her Open Water dive certification (I have mine). Not to mention the many other areas that we want to expand our knowledge. There is much to learn and time flies so fast it will be here before we know it.
I have found a lot of great information on this site and I am sure that I will be back again and again.