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Re: Does anyone fit the bill here for being on this Documentary?
I'm not sure what it means to be off the grid but, we haven't seen our shore power cord in well over a year, The solar panel takes care of all our power needs. That also means we don't stay at any marinas we like staying on the hook better. A dingy ride back and forth to shore has its benefits, its one of the things that keeps me in shape. We don't really have a home port, Oriental N.C. is on the transem, but we haven't been there more then 2 days in the last 2 years. The whole idea for moving aboard was so we could travel south in the winters and north in the summer while felling like we are always home. The ability to move around cheap is one of the best parts. Stopping in achorages and meet other sailors along the way is the other.We are never in a hurry so we have sailed most of the time. We have spent less then $1000 in fuel while covering more then 5000nm. We also keep cost down by haveing a pay as you go cell phone and air card for internet.