Introductions. Arg. Ok, here goes. I'm a dreamer. And I've been dreaming about getting back on the water for a long, long time. I'm jealous of each and every one of you sitting on a boat right now.
I come by this jealousy honestly. I grew up on, or near the water. My youth was spent sailing a Sunfish in the caribbean sea before moving onto bigger and "better" things. But then the real world hit, and I moved further and further inland on the North American continent... I never gave up hope of getting back on the water, but for a while there, it all but seemed hopeless.
Alas, I believe the stars have aligned. I anticipate moving to the Florida coast in about a year, and life has found me along with the family having summers off to enjoy boating again! WOOT!
I've got a great deal to learn and relearn. My plan is to buy a small center console to get my sea legs back until we settle into our new digs, and then get ourselves a full displacement hull to putt around with during the summer until that day when retirement hits and the horizons become limitless.
I look forward to all your input. Thanks for the add. Any input as to how to reintroduce me to boating is welcome.