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Re: Sailing on a shoestring.
Originally Posted by barefootnavigator
Reading through this forum I kinda get the idea that there are quite a bit of independently wealthy people here " cheers to you
With very few exceptions I suspect that most of us here do not resemble that remark... Off the top of my head I can only think of a few SN members who might appear have some real wealth - and even that is only by inference of the boat they sail and the sailing they appear to do based on what they post - for all we know they could be in hock to their eyeballs...
Many have worked hard, are perhaps now finally mortgage free and managing to support a boat and all the expenses that go with that. In many areas owning a boat is a virtual guarantee of lack of wealth
. Others have finally had personal businesses pay off... etc.
I'm thinking you were kidding, but unfortunately that is a common misconception in the non boating public.. anyone with a boat must be rich.. but it's pretty far from the truth in general.
I do envy those able to minimize, as you say, live on the hook full time and disengage from the hustle and bustle.. but that's not everybody's cup of tea either....
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