Originally Posted by IntrepidManiac
Would it be worthwhile to do something like trade in my spiffy Toyota for some beat up old car you can fix with a wrench, spare wires and chewing gum?
Yes, once you have learned wrenching skills it will take you along on the water and off. Plus, once you realize that doing a simple brake job on your car is cheap and easy you will start to ask yourself why would I pay someone to do something I can learn to do myself.
p.s I have never sailed a boat across an ocean, my reply should be read with this in mind.