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post #2 of Old 05-09-2007
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You don't say what your boat budget, or expected budget for the first year's expenses are listed at. Do you have any idea of what boat you're interested in getting?

Getting land jobs is somewhat fraught with danger, as many countries will have strict policies against it... and getting caught can be very serious. Do you have any mechanical or boat repair-related skills?? Those skills can often be worthwhile. Some computer skills, writing, photography, art, all are potential ways of making money abroad as well.

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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

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