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Who is living with no tether ashore? No real estate, no car, no land job, no dockuminium, no land storage unit, nothing....nada,,,,zilch! How long have you found this to be suiting you? I'm not saying that such cruisers would not be renting a slip at a marina at times, but when they cruise away, ALL that they own is aboard. This is the freedom from ownership that has been working for us......you too? Who are my compatriots with nothing they own off their boats except their bank accounts? Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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Great question!! It's the ideal we aspire to, but we're not there yet. And you are right, the land possessions (car, storage unit) ARE a tether drawing us to a location we still think of as home, and hence think of our cruising as a trip away from home that we'll be going back to at some point.

You've got the advantage of never having accumulated 'stuff' to begin with because you moved aboard, IIRC, shortly after college. but that doesn't necessarily explain why those who followed a more traditional land-based path first have so much difficulty shedding possessions. Its almost harder to get rid of things than it was to acquire them to begin with. Try telling *that* to my 20-year-old materialistic and cash-strapped self!

To be fair, though, in our particular case, part of our tether is regular medical monitoring after Dan's cancer 4+ years ago. We could fly back for those every 6 months, but nevertheless its a factor.
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While I still have some things in a storage unit, I have no tether ashore. When not on the boat (as now, for the duration of the hurricane season), I go back to work and live in a hotel. The only reason that I have a storage unit is for my books and art/antiques which I don't wish to get rid of. Apart from that the only home I have is my boat.


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eryka, Sure, I had an advantage reaching my goals by moving aboard young and never accumulating "stuff", but I can't deny the thirty years I spent living aboard with a rented slip and jobs ashore. Those were wonderful times that I would not trade and we did a lot of cruising then too. I just doing what I'm accustomed to.....rejoicing with what's happening now!
...and Zanshin, your right that yours is not a "tether". We rent cars on occasion and spend time in hotels,- not for work, but travel & play, but it's shore time away from the boat. Ironically, many of our vacations are spent on other peoples boats...

.cruise ships and Nile felucas........a shame to pirate my own thread, but check out how this Nile captain tends his main sheet with no winch, but this half hitch on a bight under his hand. Take care and joy, Aythya crew

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That would be me.

Home is within a few metres of the anchor [I hope].
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While I still have some things in a storage unit, I have no tether ashore. When not on the boat (as now, for the duration of the hurricane season), I go back to work and live in a hotel. The only reason that I have a storage unit is for my books and art/antiques which I don't wish to get rid of. Apart from that the only home I have is my boat.
COOL!!! I can qualify as to not having any ties now and therefor I get to participate in this thread after all... ....EVERYTHING I own, the house, land ,shop water toys, cars, Horses, guns, fly rods..... is all Art and Antiques ......Im free and dint even know it....

Thanks! Zanshin...I owe you one...

"Go Simple...Go Large"

Relationships are everything to me..everything else in life are just tools to enhance them.


The purchase price of a boat is just the admittance fee to the dance...you still have to spend money on the girl...so court one with something going for her with pleasing and desirable character traits others desire as well... or you could find yourself in a disillusioned relationship contemplating an expensive divorce.
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