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That's fine to rent them if you wish to continue on as a single-hander... .....i2f
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That's fine to rent them if you wish to continue on as a single-hander... .....i2f

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There's a longstanding maritime tradition whereby you simply rent them. Note that this is not legal in some ports.
Ahh, me ole Dad always advised me of the same. Especially if it Floats or Flies or becomes a long standing maritime tradition, RENT IT!
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I always looked at the problem similar to dive gear, windsurfer, or liquor why lug from home that which can be procured locally.
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I'll turn this question around and ask how easy it is for a single woman to meet men while cruising. I usually have no problem finding friends who want to come along, but most think of the experience as a vacation and not a lifestyle. Unfortunately most of the time I'm footing all the bills and end up feeling used. How about it guys, if you meet a woman who joins your crew do you ask her to pitch in financially, or is the companionship compensation enough?

As a single female boatowner I can envision a scenario of "cruising in company" until the relationship progresses to the point where you consolidate to one boat.
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aerie - I think "buddy boating" would be the ideal way for two like-minded cruisers to build either a long term relationship or even just a solid friendship that would allow them a measure of companionship that didn't mean sleeping together. Or, any point in between.

I made that point myself over at SeaKnots.
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If I was inviting a woman join me on my boat with a potential for a relationship I certaintly wouldn't expect her to pay anything. I realize it's a cultural thing, though, so in other countries (I'm from Russia) it might well be different.
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If I was inviting a woman join me on my boat with a potential for a relationship I certaintly wouldn't expect her to pay anything. I realize it's a cultural thing, though, so in other countries (I'm from Russia) it might well be different.
No, not a cultural thing... More of a gentleman thing. I'd be the same as you and I am in Canada.
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I'm in my mid-thirties and single, and I would be interested to hear from single straight men under 60 sailing around the World, if are there any. How difficult is it to meet women when you're living a lifestyle like that?

Do they often run away screaming when you meet on land and they learn what you're doing? Any chance in hell finding someone to join me on the boat?
Not really qualified to answer from a cruising perspective, but have lived long enough to say this....

I've always thought that it more about yourself than the place and the setup. (With the possible quasi-exception of what the place does for/to you. In other words, does the place bring out the best in you?) More than 1/2 the population is female anyway.

So what is your world like now?
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