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post #11 of Old 09-09-2013
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Re: The economics of sailing around the world

I am one of the $50k to $75k people. This is certainly not our budget since our boat was much more than this. For this price I am picturing something like a Vega properly equipped and a fairly spartan lifestyle with virtually no marinas, few restaurant meals, no insurance, no expensive land travel. The last item would be the one I would most miss as we have really enjoyed traveling around countries as diverse as Ecuador, New Zealand, and South Africa. Two weeks driving to Kruger NP and other parks in SA was not cheap but chance of a lifetime to see lions, elephants, etc up close is a once in a lifetime thing.

After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.
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