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its up to you

I have circumnavigated the Pacific 3 times between jobs and getting paid during and am counting the days until I can return.

The question is do you want to live to have things or do you want to live?

I recommend CA, Mexico to break in and head east.

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GO! I think you will find it all worthwhile. We returned from a year cruising,with 3 kids, have been home a years and a half and are working hard to go again. hopefully this year. It was a wonderful wonderful experience.
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Hey cmom - welcome back. Do you guys have a blog? Where did you go? And how long were you out?


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Another great thread ...

I turned 61 last March ... since I was young have always wanted to sail/cruise but never took the time ... (close several times)

took the plunge last June ... bought a '67 Cal 28 ... she's been neglected but is just what I need as I will learn every inch of her ... (probably the masthead included ... shivers) ... and learn to sail well with her ...

Six months in and on paper I am already far behind schedule ... but not merely throwing money at her ... rather learning about systems (and myself) ...

I'll have my Coast Guard's captain's license by the end of the year ... and hopefully 600 hours of sailing her under my belt ...

The projects keep growing ... and priorities change ... I read somewhere on the forums here that it is like being a city manager ... with responsibility for all the systems ... including education ... how true

The more I learn ... the more I find I don't know ... the wealth of knowledge here (on the forums) is truly staggering ... and I am thankful for that

I have a wonderful partner who provides moral support as well as hands on experience ...

I would hope to crew on a Baha boat in 2012 ... then get the 'cruiser' upon returning ... spending the year getting her ready for 2013 ... thoughts turning to probably a small cat (been reading alot of Sailor Dog's posts) ... and heading out under the Golden Gate the following year ... turning left ... and heading for the Caribbean ...
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Great Posts..

I think you are all doing great with your ideas. Just keep it safe and affordable. It's a great life to live aboard a sailboat. I have done it for many years now. I only wish I did it sooner. Be safe out there when cruising and lock everything when you leave it!

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