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Re: Need advice from cruisers

Cruising isn't something you "do" it's something you "are." There's not really a getting-ready phase and then you're done and you don't do anything any more except sail and play. As long as you're on your boat, you're repairing and modifying and maintaining and improving. So, in the 4 years you have left: figure out how you're going to get your mail and pay your bills while traveling; whittle down your possessions; install in your boat the critical systems for safety and comfort and whatever makes you feel like you're not camping out. Sail a lot, anchor out on weekends to get those systems further refined. Move aboard before the 4 years are up, if that's practical - you learn a lot while living aboard even at the dock.

Then go! If necessary, you'll stay in some port for a while making modifications and upgrades, but you'll be having adventures!
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