It is happening! I will leave and live on the sea!. Finally.
It took years of planning and solving all kinds of questions.
Can I afford it?
Monohull or Cat?
Will I get lonely?
Does my wife come over?
My mother is 92 and needs care……
Well all step-by-step.
Got all the certificates but one. I need a HAM license. Well there is still time.
Finances is taken care of. Sold the house and some stuff. Probably will need storage for furniture I couldn’t sell and is in fact much too valuable for giving away to charity. But than there is money in the bank and with some luck I could manage for a couple of years. On the other hand I can do a lot to make some money. But that’s a worst-case scenario
Now the house has to be cleared. This is very hard to do. All the stuff for which I always thought I would use it later… Now there is no later.
I am going to visit Martinique with my wife and have a close look. Cats are more comfortable, but monohulls give you the sailing experience. Bought a moisture meter. I’ll skip the survey. Just need a compression test for the engine and moisture measures for the hull. All the rest I can see as good as anyone.
Still a bit nervous, now I’ve taken steps with no return.