I must admit to being one of those who has read forum topics for sometime without joining.
We have now decided to join the conversation.
We have a 54' Cheoy Lee long range trawler, and having retired a little early a few years ago, now live and cruise full time. We have about 6,000 hours of cruising experience and are still learning more every day. Currently we are cruising in the Pacific Northwest. We are preparing our trawler, Sea Venture, and ourselves to head off on a circumnavigation.
We have a youtube channel that we started last summer as a way to document and share our cruising with friends and family. It's completely non-monitized - ie: we do not recieve anything back except viewers comments in return for doing the videos. It's turned into a fun hobby that has allowed us to connect with so many great people.
Recently we had a spike in YouTube views, and now we know why. It was trawler forum, where a member, Doug from British Columbia, posted a link to our introduction video on our YouTube channel - Cruising Sea Venture
We are looking forward to our continued cruising and engaging on Trawler Forum.
We we say at the end of each video, "wishing you no wind and flat seas".
Jim and Rosy Addington
M/V Sea Venture