Join Date: Oct 2009
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Re: Newbie looking for advice.
Listen, first of all, if you're going all Gilligan you need to decide between Mary Ann and Ginger. Leave Thurston Howell and Lovey behind, although the professor could be useful when things break since he can build anything from bamboo, like when you need a series drogue and fedex doesn't ship to your desert island.
Good that you've spent a few weeks power boat cruising and camping as a couple, that's more than a lot of people have and at least you know you can do it for a while. If possible, before committing to the lifestyle full time, it would be helpful to spend even more time at it. I found there's a big difference between a few weeks on vacation and a few months living aboard. Making sure you really, really are right for this before selling the farm. We absolutely love sailing, but after a month or 2 we are eager to get on land and see friends and family. Everyone's different in this regard. We have friends who sailed off and never looked back.
Lot's of different boats can work for what you are planning. Least of your worries IMHO.