Help with our retirement plans

jordanbasset

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Hi, if you do find some where you think you will like to live, renting for 6 months will give you a good idea if it is the place for you. This is especailly so if you are not too familiar with the area.
In the meantime you will be in the area and will be in a convenient position to look around houses for sale. It may be after a couple of months you realise it is not the place for you and you can move on without too much cost.
 

hurkur

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Like you hubby & I came relatively late to sailing and started off with a good old Westerly Centaur then upgraded to a Seahawk 2 years ago. (34ft) We moved to Eastbourne (quite good shops and lovely countryside) and have about a 10 minute walk to Sovereign Harbour where we keep the boat - admittedly we don't have fantastic cruising on our doorstep but we are a days sail from the French coast and a couple of days away from the S.West & S.East coast of UK and the beautiful Chichester harbour is also only a days sail. We found being close to the boat is great in the winter when she's laid up as we can just pop down, do a few jobs, then go home and warm up! As far as boats are concerned as already mentioned, get as much experience on different types as you can, chartering, sailing with friends, etc., and this is where the internet really helps as you can do masses of research on there - good luck, and happy searching!
 
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