I posted on the welcome board but figured I would expand here.
My wife and I live in Key Largo and we have been boaters our whole lives. We mainly have owned smaller fishing boats and a Sporty Convertible.
Anyway...as we are nearing retirement we are looking to buying a trawler and doing the Island jaunt thing. Figured this would be a good place to hang and learn.
It's just going to be two of us so we don't need anything too big. Plus we want to be economical....you know...that fixed income and all.
Anyway....as I mentioned, I know about boats and realize many of the expenses with them. I owned Florida Keys Marine Services until I had a stroke in 2009 and had to shut business down. During my time I even worked on some trawlers.
I have spent plenty of time in the Bahamas with my fishing boats but never ventured further because of time constraints. In a few years...Lord willing...I won't have that worry.
What I need to learn from you guys is...well....just about everything. Hopefully as I hang here I will garner what size I need, what style, average fuel economy, range, etc...
Thanks guys and any and all insight will be well received