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Old 04-29-2015, 08:16 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by jacks88 View Post
Prefer anchoring and tying to the ball over paying for marina space, thus the desire to have off the grid capabilities. We will likely spend 2-3 months at a time on the boat, then a month or two off, then back to the boat. As stated, just the two of us and no experience beyond outboard powered fishing boats.
Thanks for the additional information. I'm going to give a stock answer, but it's one I do believe in. Do some chartering. It's the best way I know to truly get a better understanding. I love the plans you have and your planned cruising areas. Part of the process is really learning what you don't like as much as what you do like. You indicate you don't cook much but then you talk about off the grid and anchoring which does require some form of food preparation. You started with sailing catamaran as your target and now have moved away from that. One of your target areas is the gulf coast and there are great charters available there in boats that typically sell in your price range. Most of them are designed to use as you plan.

On the page I've linked to, there's an incredible post by Johnny. His post is the best advice I can give.

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