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post #24 of Old 12-30-2008
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It's certainly nice to have these dreams. Above everyone has left you with alot of good information about boating and many of the costs. I lived on my 30 foot sailboat for over 2 years, she was my second boat. The one and only thing I haven't read from the above is, what about some Coast Guard courses in safety and navigation. You plan on using your boat to cruise on and not just to live on, what about learning boat repair. Remember you have only been sailing, what did you say once, you're going to need some real learning here before you embark on such a journey. I know some about sailing but I once got caught in a hurricane with winds of over 80 knotts of the California coast, if I didn't know what to do I would have lost my boat and probably drowned as well. So my suggestion is for you and your wife to take these courses together so you both have an understanding. Good luck and live your dreams.
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