Originally Posted by bullrat
My first post! Woo. I'm one of the countless lurking wannabes - just researching, learning and planning. This is a great thread, so I had to register and post my thanks to everyone. Long live this thread.
Wow.... A lot of this going around. I too have been planning my escape by sea for a year now. Will be looking to make it in the next 2-3 years. My situation is very similar to the OP's so I'm following this one closely as well. I live in Florida and love the weather and lifestyle. Getting close to retirement and won't have a lot to spend, but will go as high as $200k for the right boat.
My thanks to everyone who has contributed their knowledge and experience to us newbies. It is greatly appreciated by us.