A short introduction from a new forum member.
Hello to you all! My name is Ben, from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Me and my soon to be wive annemiek are planning to cruise around the world on a small budget. We bought a very nice Victoire 34 this spring and now we are in the process of refitting it to our needs, but also to our budget :-)
We have sailed a lot in Dutch waters and are slowly expanding our horizon, which is a lot of fun. I am continually looking for experiences and tips on all sorts of areas concerning boating, and I think that I found the right spot here.
Our philosophy is to keep it as simple as possible and focus on maximum freedom instead of luxury. For example, we took the fridge out of the boat, but are thinking about purchasing a small and efficient watermaker instead.
I am very happy with what I've read on this forum allready, and I hope I can contribute to it as well.