Dreaming of an ICW Summer 2022 Trip

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Ahoy,

I'm Eduardo Wiewall, recently traveling on land and living full time with my wife and twin 12 yr old boys on our 37' Travel Trailer since Dec. 2020. We've been able to work and study 'online' and thus the opportunity to travel southwest from Weston, FL (our home base) to currently, Salt Lake City.

As we continue on our journey, I've had the desire to make our next family adventure at sea, and travel north from FL to ?? (maybe Boston) over the summer of 2022.

Initially I was looking at 30' outboard boats (Robalo 302 or Sea Ray, etc.) but I've come to the conclusion that ICW cruising is not about speed but comfort, enjoyment of the surroundings and taking it slow (also, my wife saw the 30' accommodations of aforementioned vessel types and with one quick look..., you know the rest)

Thus, I am here to re-acquaint myself with the Trawler, which takes me down memory lane to summers back in the 80's when my parents would rent Trawlers in the USVI making memories I cherish to this day. As kids, we loved jumping from the fly bridge when no one was looking..!:socool: and take the dinghy for spins around the area exploring the mangroves and the shoreline with great sense of freedom and adventure.

I can't wait to transition from the great community of RV'ers on the turf to join another great community, the boating community, on the surf.

Cheers..!

Eduardo
 
Welcome to TF. Prepare for incoming...:D
 
Welcome aboard. You may want to read https://www.bumfuzzle.com/. Their trajectory is not unlike yours - they started with a VW bus, graduated to a vintage Airstream, and had a vintage RV along the way. They then swapped land for sea and ended up circumnavigating by sail on a small catamaran. A few years ago, they traded-in for a Grand Banks 42 and have been meandering through the Caribbean with their two children. They are very good writers/photographers.

Peter
 
Welcome aboard. You may want to read https://www.bumfuzzle.com/. Their trajectory is not unlike yours - they started with a VW bus, graduated to a vintage Airstream, and had a vintage RV along the way. They then swapped land for sea and ended up circumnavigating by sail on a small catamaran. A few years ago, they traded-in for a Grand Banks 42 and have been meandering through the Caribbean with their two children. They are very good writers/photographers.

Peter

Welcome aboard Eduardo.

Thanks Peter for posting the link.

I follow the adventures of Pat, Ali and family since 2018, now aboard "Bumfuzzle”, their Grand Banks 42’ Classic 1986 hull # 945 very well maintained like new.

Beautiful blog with stunning photos and videos, very nice people.
 

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Twin 12 year old boys? Our boys are 11 and 13. Whatever you buy, you'll need a bigger boat.
 
Thanks for sharing.

Welcome aboard. You may want to read https://www.bumfuzzle.com/. Their trajectory is not unlike yours - they started with a VW bus, graduated to a vintage Airstream, and had a vintage RV along the way. They then swapped land for sea and ended up circumnavigating by sail on a small catamaran. A few years ago, they traded-in for a Grand Banks 42 and have been meandering through the Caribbean with their two children. They are very good writers/photographers.

Peter

Hi Peter,

So thankful. bumfuzzle looks great..! I will be binging soon.

We are posting our land travels on https://www.facebook.com/E-R-E-S-Camper-100776548611434
 
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