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Drascombe: Don't need to be rich for go cruising and having fun.
This post is dedicated to the younger guys that follows this thread.
One of the characteristics of younger guys is that normally they don't have much money. When I was younger that applied to me also. So I bought an old boat, recovered it and went cruising. The boat had no interior and I had only a compass. That did no prevent me to explore a good part of the Atlantic Portuguese coast with it and it is not an easy coast. Most of all I had great fun.
Well, you can do the same, Egmont Friedl has. He picked a famous inexpensive open boat, a Drascombe and just circled Italy, I mean all of it. It seems great fun to me.
Of course, first you need to learn how to sail properly and navigate without instruments, a kind of an almost lost art
And he is not the only guy going faraway on that little boat:
A better look at the Drascombe long boat: