David is a retired US Navy doctor and his wife Vicki, is a retired social worker. They purchased a salt water sailing boat 5 and a half years ago. They lived on their boat on the Potomac River for 4 years. David and Vicki are now cruising the Atlantic Ocean and are planning to winter in Rota, Spain.
Sorting through my copious notes, here are several interesting things I would like to share with you.
a). Their home is a 48 foot sailboat built in Remington, North Carolina in 1988.
b) Only 30 were built and if properly maintained, it could last forever.
c) David & Vicki are owner #5.
d) They fell in love with it at first sight and renamed it “First Sight.”
e). First Sight is a Bluewater Ketch, meaning it can travel on oceans and it has 2 masts.
f) First Sight uses wind power, solar, and a diesel engine.
g) David and Vicki make their own water using reverse osmosis and the tank capacity is 400 gallons.
h) While living on a boat sounds very romantic, you spend more time doing maintenance than sailing.
The above is only a portion of what the two of us learned about David and Vicki’s fascinating life on a sailboat.
Aloha -- Cathi