Thanks for the link. It's always great to see people out enjoying cruising in reasonably priced boats--eh?
That boat sounds wonderful for the family. When we were in So Cal, we did meet many people setting South for Mexico and points further--in wonderful and inexpensive boats--often times the cruising kitty was $25K total.
Smart decisions, good moves, realistic expectations... all lead to good things including cruising NOW and not waiting until the stars have aligned and the "perfect" cruising dream boat and cruising kitty magically "arrives".
I am reminded of the following insight from Henry David Thoreau:
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
pic of cruisers Jim and Juanita on Arctic Tern