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post #90 of Old 08-07-2014
j d
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Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

No you donít need to be rich, but you canít be poverty stricken either. People find a way to do what they like and it always has a price tag. Any hunters wife can tell you that elk meat is $30 a pound. Motor cycles arenít cheep and the maintenance goes on and on, and yes the wind is free but catching it with sails sure is not. How do I afford it? I like working on my boat. Maybe not as well as sailing it but itís all part of the game and doing it your self saves bucks. I try to stay out of the West Marine store, half my gear has come from a sailors consignment/ used store. I try to keep things in repair rather then replacing. I also donít drive a new truck. Itís 14 years old. Like I said people find a way to do what makes their blood run hot.
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