Newbie on my way to Vancouver Island
Hi, I am retired and recently sold everything I own (the third time in my life doing so, what a great feeling!) and plan to move to somewhere around the Gulf Islands. My flight is booked and I'll arrive in a couple of weeks.
I am completely flexible about location and what kind of boat I will end up buying. I am looking for advice. I have lived on inland lake islands for many years, and so I am familiar with smaller boats, bowriders and such, but am as green as it gets when it comes to trawlers and any kind of coastal boating.
Two of my family members are extremely experienced sailors (like decades of experience on sailboats up to the largest navy vessels). But they must be getting tired of my questions.
They told me about Ranger tugs, I went to see one, loved it, and so am considering one, or something like it.
Normally I'd be in a huge rush and jump right in, as I tend to do, but with the scarcity of boats in general and my inexperience, I'm thinking maybe a bit of research and some test cruises near Vancouver would be a better way to go.
Anyway, that's me, I'll be asking a million annoying questions. Sorry. (Canadian eh)