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On my way to being a real sailor

Hello to All,

I have only spent a week on a sailboat. And I don't own a boat. Yet still I am on my way to joining live aboard community.

I have spent a bunch of time away from 'real life.' (No, I was not in prison.) I spent a couple years (on&off) living and travelling on my motorcycle. Yes, you can downsize enough to fit your life on a motorcycle. I figure moving onto a massive 32' boat will be a great change. And another great way to see the world.

I work construction. It pays well and gives me time off. 1 month on 1 month off kind of work. Sometimes 3 months on and then the contract ends. This work is far away from any marina though. I figure this type of schedule will fit in nicely with the sailing/live aboard world.

I acquired my pilots license when I was 17, picked up my class 1 license just out of college and damn it, I can learn to sail too. I have my canadian boaters license (which means I know to bring a flash light with me and wear a PFD) but more importantly I also have a VHF license. And I can tie about 20 knots. I can also fix houses, motorcycles, engines and anything else that you can hit with a hammer. I can also be very 'frugal.' I figure I am close to being a sailor now . I just don't know how to sail.

Of course I have been reading the posts here, but please feel free to remind me or enlighten me on anything prudent.

I really like the Hunter Visions. I'll end up with anything decent under 40k though.

Also, I really love my motorcycle. I would love to take her with me. Is that too much to ask?


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