hello from another newbie cruising wannabe
Hello.Hoping for advice,eventually, but right now just looking to get involved with cruising people. By way of introduction, My wife and I haveactually already embarked upon our dream life. A year ago we moved from the USA to the tropics. We are building a house here. As that process is underway we are turning our attention seriously to the next part of our dream which is to find a catamaran for the two of us, a small dog, and the occasional weekend guest or two. The two of us (and hopefully the dog) want to be able to cruise from the TCI up as far as Harbor Island, and down as far as Trinidad, over to Central America, possibly the Gulf Coast. Not really interested in trans-oceanic, at the moment. I spent 40 years in offshore/underwater businesses, and so have spent many many months of my life at sea and in foreign ports. So I know a thing or two about boats, the ocean, navigation, engines, etc. etc. BUT I never lived on a sailboat except for a week on a 42 ft. catamaran. I am hoping to find something like (from what I have read) a Gemini 105. I dont mind doing engine or carpentry work. There are no such boats here in this country that I know of, so will be looking to buy and sail/motor back.
I hope I might be able to contribute something here, from time to time, if it involves something I know about. I am positive I will learn somthing from you guys.