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Reading Mr. Gainer's comments I'm thinking that you have to look at the big picture now more than ever before. You need to be an inventor...of work, of jobs, of careers, of something nobody else is doing. Following the herd is going to lead you off a cliff.
So asking all us old farts is going to tell you what we did, past tense. And that will likely be old news.
Go out and invent something unique.
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"Presumed Lost" was you? Well, whaddya know.
Yes that was I but donít spread it around. I didnít like the book and besides I have done lots of sailing since then and have gotten reasonably skilled at it. At least I havenít seen my obituary again. Besides I like my mention in the second edition of Richard Hendersonís book on single handed sailing better anyhow. Itís kind of vague as to why I am in the book and that suits my style better. You canít tell if I am an example of how to do it or how not to do it. It can go either way.
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Sure thing Robert, I won't tell a soul. I don't want to ruin the ending anyway. I believe I read that book just before high school. I was really into the Bermuda Triangle and all its mysteries. If I remember correctly, I liked it! Now I am going to have to go out and buy another copy. Your royalty check is in the mail.
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I'd suggest you check out a couple of websites: Google "swell" and "sai" and "surf" and you'll hit the log of the sv swell. Young woman in her mid 20's doing a circumnavigation with a lot of surfing innterspersed. Her boat of choice is a late 1960's Cal 40. Another voyage caribean to austrailia was done on a PSC 25 by a couple in their 20's (search for the log of s/v "tiny bubbles"). I'd post the links myself, but I don't have link posting privilleges yet.

You'll take what you do from those sites, but my thinking was that although all of the previous advice you've received is solid, because of your youth you may have options that aren't available to those of us who are a bit older. You can cruise with a different lifestyle, on a much smaller budget and probably a much simpler boat. You'll also have access to the local economies in a way that those in their 40's 50's and 60's probably won't (at the same time, you'll need to be more careful not to put your liberty in jeopardy by making dumb decisions). Planning for real estate, carreer, love and familly as a prerequisite to crusing puts you boat well behind a horse you haven't asked to ride. Jump into what you love -- with both feet!

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I'm sure you can do whatever you put your mind to. As with anything, it's important to stay flexible and go around obstacles that get in your way. Take it as it comes, keep your eye on what you want, just keep working it until it works out. And it will work out. There are few things in this world that can stand against a determined 20'something.
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I'm not worried about being able to travel long term as far as surviving on little money goes, what I'm worried about is when I want to buy a larger boat for more serious cruising. If I am sailing instead of working, how will I ever be able to upgrade?
You probably won't, unless you get very lucky somewhere.

True Blue outlined the process most of the long-term cruisers on big boats have gone/are going through.

Chances are, that your goals and priorities might still change a bit betweern now and the age of 35. So if you have taken care of your education, then there is no reason not to hop on a boat and go for a few years with the knowledge that you're going to come back and have to work for a while.

Nothing wrong with that.

You may even find once you get out there and have done it for a while, that there are some other things in the world you'd like to try as well. Nothing wrong with that either.

Keep your options open, spend less than you earn and things will usually work out as they should.

(I'm starting to sound like my grandfather....guess he was smarter than I realised at the time...)
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In my next life, I want to be a charter boat captain people will actually pay you to sail them places.
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Here (with my new found linking privilleges) is the log of S/V Tiny Bubbles:

http://www.adventuresoftinybubbles.com/

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