Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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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.
Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).