my name is Bruce, and i am out of Fayetteville, NC
not really a coastal area, but i am connected to Wilmington, NC via the Cape Fear river, 3 locks and about 90 miles and i have the world at my keel....
speaking of keel..... i do not now have a boat, but i do have a dream
i purchased the plans for a Glen-L design "tug cruiser" know as the "union jack"
she is drawn as a 31' semi displacement cruiser, stretchable 10%, and powered by a single 40-70 hp diesel
about a year and a half ago i bought an 18' travel trailer to see if i could be happy and content in a small confined space for extended times.....well, yes i can
and am loving it..... if i was more land locked inclined i would surely be a tiny houser by now.... in fact, the "bug" has been such an enjoyable experience, i have a new found drive to start my cruising adventures....
a few years ago i was the proud owner of a '64 31' Marinette express cruiser, i miss that boat to this day, but in all honesty she was not my dream boat, too many engines, wrong fuel, way too fast........ but i do still have the spot light, perfectly restored just waiting for a new home on the up coming "MV Mhyzhen" (think "my zen" with a southern drawl)
ok, ive rambled enough for now....
im looking forward to meeting, and learning from lots of great folks here, ive been lurking for a month or so now, so i think i have a grasp on the surroundings...... this is going to be a long drawn out experience, so look for lots of photos, videos, lulls, frantic over drives, and tons of questions, lol !