Finally my finances, wife and life are all coming into alignment! I have sailed on and off pretty much all my adult life (we're both 40) and am now able to change from dreaming about going cruising to going cruising. The kids are nearly off our hands.
In anticipation of buying our boat in 2 years time, I have started studying for my Ocean Yachtmasters ticket and am looking for anyone based in WA who wants crew for up and down the coast so I can get my logged hours up.
We want to buy a steel Roberts 46 Mauritius (here's a fibreglass one that fits the bill http://www.boatpoint.com.au/boats-for-sale....aspx?R=6334316
) so we can cruise up the WA coast to Darwin, then onto Indonesia where we will stay for 6 months or each year to surf, fish, dive, and explore. Then slip it in Bali, back to Perth for the summer 6 months for a bit of income generation, then back to Bali the following year and who knows what comes next, life is always on the move.
I run my own company so am pretty flexible about when I work. Of course I am willing to pay my way and will fly to the boat or back from the boat if needed.