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Hmmmm, didn't you say you were not in college and didn't want to attend ?
No,I am a freshman at radford university. What I have been saying is that I want to take a couple years off because school isn't what I want right now, and then maybe comeback later.
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No,I am a freshman at radford university. What I have been saying is that I want to take a couple years off because school isn't what I want right now, and then maybe comeback later.
As I told my sons, "first you get the education, then you get the money, then you get the women, or what ever you want."

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No,I am a freshman at radford university. What I have been saying is that I want to take a couple years off because school isn't what I want right now, and then maybe comeback later.
If you don't feel like being in college right now then BEING in college certainly isn't going to change your mind. I can't think of a bigger waste of time and money than being in school when that's the last place you want to be. Education is a life long pursuit and it comes in many forms, formal education being only one of them. You must find your own path.

You should realize that cruising takes time and money no matter what your goals or experience may be. With your budget you will probably need to fix up the boat and become experienced with its systems, strengths and weaknesses. All this takes time; years for most people.

In my opinion, formal education is wasted on the young. Go out and live the life you dream about. You'll be happier than most people will ever know. Those looks they'll give you won't be condescending, they'll be jealousy. Good luck!


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As I told my sons, "first you get the education, then you get the money, then you get the women, or what ever you want."
OMG... He's breeding... EVOLUTION is truly broken.

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Find your way to the Gregg's Neck Boat yard -- its down your way. If you're really 18 and you're useful, you can probably barter for a 35yr old project full keel boat that'll take you as far as you've got the balls to go. Forget the budget, if you're going now, you'll be working your way around the world. Might as well get started.

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blowinstink, wheres that boat yard located at?
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First off. This has been a great thread to read. I wish you the best of luck.
Secondly. Do it.
Thirdly. You'll find friends along the way who will help you. If we met on the water, I'd except that from you.
Lastly. I'm doing this as well. Here's the plan I'm working on: I will graduate from university (film writing/directing) in April. I'm likely to buy an Alberg 30 this summer with a boat mortgage. I'll live on the boat, year round in Toronto until it is paid off. I work, take navigation courses, and volunteer with other offshore-thinking sailors. I'll prepare the boat during this time (self-steering, safety equip, etc.) and finally I'm off, with at least $500 CAN in the bank.
The great thing about living on board is you save a lot of money and get used to the small accommodations. That said, you live at home, so thats very cheap. Perhaps you could work, and with discipline dump all the money you save on rent and food into your boat.

I feel obligated to share some more personal advice, being similar but finished university. If you finish school and sailing is your goal, get a good education in the arts like philosophy, english, history, cultural studies etc. I'm making this choice about sailing because my education has taught me to see the local world for what it is, and I can't say I'll feel free in the rat race. There is a philosophy to living like a gypsy. Something tells me you have a great fascination with the world. There are a lot of answers at the library. You've read a lot about sailing, but try Jean Paul Satre's "Nausea", or Jean-Jacques Rousseau's "Reveries of a Silent Walker". Build your intellectual confidence and stay away from drinking alcohol alone. Dreamers tend to do that.

I'm 22. I hope that's encouraging.

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Also. It would be great for you to post again when you've bought the boat. Once you do that, you're committed.
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for 10k usd, well this boat i would feel reasonably comfortable with in the range of price that i've found boats to be in

w w w .yachtworld.com/core/listing/boatFullDetails.jsp?boat_id=1565882&ybw=&units=Feet&currency=USD&access=Public&listing_id=1360&url=

with added extras maybe $15,000 to $20,000 usd. (gps,minor issues with boat that needs to be fixed etc

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