Susan's Recipes

First here's a summary of the eight steps according to Lynn and Larry Pardee:

Step 1  Making the Decision

Step 2  Establishing a Time Frame

Step 3  Organizing Your Finances

Step 4  Drawing Up a "Pre-Cruising Agreement"

Step 5  Developing Realistic Expectations

Step 6  Evaluating Your Sailing Experience

Step 7  Choosing Your Boat

Step 8  Dealing With Your Land-based Stuff