Ok, I've lurked long enough

  • May 05, 2013 6:41 PM
    Message # 1286193
    Deleted user
    Thought I should finally say hello and introduce ourselves.

    Hi, I'm Brian, and I'm an addict. Yup, I am addicted to the idea of selling it all and sailing off into the sunset (with the wife of course!). Luckily, Katie has warmed up to the idea and will go along with anything, ok, almost anything I want to do.

    Unfortunately, we are still a long way away from being able to cut the strings, but in the meantime I guess reading about everyone's adventures (and misadventures) will have to do! The good news is we are only barely into our 30s, so we should be living on the water by our early 40s and with all the strings cut by late 40s, at least with hopeful thinking.......
    Last modified: May 05, 2013 6:42 PM | Deleted user
  • May 05, 2013 8:23 PM
    Reply # 1286236 on 1286193
    Welcome Brian! You should fit in well :)
  • May 06, 2013 7:03 AM
    Reply # 1286455 on 1286193
    Its easy if you don't tell anyone and start a plan. My wife and I just completed our two year downsize and bought our westsail a few months ago. It's been exciting and we wish we done this sooner. 
  • May 06, 2013 5:37 PM
    Reply # 1287012 on 1286193
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    Thanks for the warm welcomes!

    We still have a long way to go, but we will get there!
  • May 10, 2013 5:13 PM
    Reply # 1290585 on 1286193
    Deleted user
    Hi Brian , there is a baby Westi on a trailer, in Va.Thats not to far . But I'm sure you already know that . What Westi. do you and yours like?
  • May 10, 2013 5:49 PM
    Reply # 1290596 on 1286193
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    Hi Mark. We are looking at all of them, but leaning more towards a 32. Granted, it will be a few years before we can actually get one, but looking isn't a crime, right? At least with Westis I even get to touch em!

    *edit* the wife has 'informed' me that she would 'prefer' a center cockpit and all the room that comes with it, as well as the shade. Therefore, I guess we are more in to 42s.
    Last modified: May 11, 2013 3:18 PM | Deleted user
  • May 12, 2013 1:37 PM
    Reply # 1291425 on 1286193
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    Good choice .  I love the center cockpit 42 .  I think living aboard and cruising off shore
    would require at least a W32 or even better a 42.
       A while back  I did have the good fortune to meet the man who designed my little W28,
    it was Herb David . He told me among other things, that he designed the W28 for two people to live on and sail the world . Well I really haven't done either one. Although In the
    Summer we live on it and spend weeks at a time at Catalina Island . With no complaints.
    Last modified: May 12, 2013 1:52 PM | Deleted user
  • May 12, 2013 3:14 PM
    Reply # 1291466 on 1286193
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    The center cockpit is a HUGE draw for us, but I think I may prefer a 32 or even a 28. My main goal is to get out there and do it, on a budget, WITH the wife. My main worry is that if it is too much boat for her to handle, then we will be limited to short day sails.

    I think as long as I can manage to provide her some shade, a cool beverage, and some smooth seas, I will be good to go.
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