Why don't you ask me a simple question, Pat? Something like...how high is up? Or...how much does a boat cost?
This forum restricts comments to 2,000 characters, so I can't give you the answer I want. So I'll say this...Lauderdale became too big, too crowded and too expensive, not to mention the crime. The place I loved turned into a place I couldn't stand over a 40+ year span.
Economics has a lot to do with it. Bottom line, playing around on boats most of my life wasn't financially rewarding and, in retirement, I simply can't afford to live in my own country anymore. Panama has wonderful benefits for retirees and I can afford to live here. It is also listed by Forbes, Money Magazine and others as one of the top 10 places for retirees to live in.
How's the search going? Franc and I were boatless for about 6 months and it was tough. ...Not having access to go visit the boat and do some projects to prep it for the next sailing season. I found this link for the Albergs. not sure if you have seen it yet, but hopefully it helps.
New to the group, going through the posts, I have come upon this thread. I was considering tinting my windows of my Beneteau 43 with a darker tint, but I really like your idea. So I will copy with…"
"Larry good luck. And remember to use the KISS Method when troubleshooting. Keep It Simple Stupid haha. It’s an old and basic concept that dictates you always do the easiest and obvious stuff first. Then if it doesn’t fix it get more…"
"Sounds like you need to give that windlass some TLC. I used to clean and apply a light coating of grease to all the surfaces in and under the gypsy. It remained smooth over a 10 year period. Five of those years were spent cruising full time on the…"
Doing some maintenance on my B43 Quick Antares windlass this year. After removing the windlass, I knew instantly that I should have been doing this at least ever other year. The windlass was preforming weak and slow with a noise which made me think the motor brushes or a bearing was going out, thus the reason for removing it.What I found upon removal was a tremendous amount of salt and sand on the top part of the gearbox, literally packed in. Upon cleaning everything up, luckily all bearings…See More