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  1. A plan for the Caribbean

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Greetings, My small family and I plan to take a leave from our regular life and spend a season exploring the Caribbean. I am looking for input and discussion on our plan. (a very loose plan right now) The Plan: To buy a boat at the beginning of one season (poss. Jan 2020) and sell it at the...
  2. Starting the adventure

    Living Aboard
    We're on our first steps to becoming a live aboard family of 6. Our plan is to move onto a boat in two years. Currently, we are saving money and learning about what its going to take to set sail. I'm leaning towards a Catamaran because of space. Some questions that I have are: What are some...
  3. Cruising with a family of 4!

    Cruising and Sailing with Children
    Hey! My wife and I have decided we are going to move aboard a boat with our kids and homeschool them for a few years. The boys are 2yrs old and 4yrs old. We've only sailed on charters and never owned a boat of our own so we are looking for some advice on what to get! We went to the Miami boat...
  4. Is the Newport 27' a suitable liveaboard for a small family?

    Living Aboard
    Hello, First post! My wife and I met sailing square rigged tallships (lady washington/hawaiian chieftan) and fell in love with the sea, she turned me on to the book "Sailing the Farm" and we have since dreamed of sea-steading. We now have one one year old son :D I recently found a Newport 27' in...
  5. Island Packet 350 for a family of 4?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    My wife and I are looking for a boat to take our 4 & 5 year olds cruising for a few years. We really like the IP38, but recently looked at the IP350 and think it will also work. Smaller, yes, but newer boat, integrated swim step, and more easily single-handed. Does anyone have any experience or...
  6. New sailing family + new (old) boat = OMG

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello everyone, I have been scouting the Sailnet threads for sometime and have found a host of valuable information here. Thank you all so much for your dedication- The intensity & passion exhibited here and in the sailing community in general is one of the things that attracted me to sailing...
  7. Family in search of...a cruising lifestyle

    Introduce Yourself
    Family in search of … a cruising lifestyle! Meet Jon, Beth & Joshua – a family in search of a cruising lifestyle. After 21 years of marriage and career, Jon & Beth made the best decision of their life – and Joshua was born 9 months later on February 8, 2009, completing them as a family. Jon...
  8. Input/feedback on new boat purchase

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    I recently joined the SailNet community and have to say that this is the best sailing forum by far. I would like to receive some feedback/thoughts from this forum to help me by my next purchase. I have 3 children (4-11 years old) so the boat should be able to accomodate 5 people. We live in...
  9. Hi from Singapore

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi there. I am a Canadian who has lived out of his country for more than twenty odd years and now find myself in Singapore. We ( family of 5 and a dog ) are looking for a change and are considering a live aboard as an option. So I have been exploring for the last few months all the different...
  10. Travel to Venezuela

    South America
    Hello! About five years ago I had the experience of being hired on as crew to deliver a boat from Trinidad to Ft. Lauderdale. It was a motor boat, but the experience of island hopping changed me forever and I am hoping to recreate the experience with my family. We are preparing to move back...
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