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Personally I don't need a reason to head out, just a good excuse. We're getting close, too. One or two more big cases and we'll have a bit of a nest egg built up. The wife can always practice certain areas of law from the boat, and we can skip up and down the California coast as needed.

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We shall have to get together for a beer Tom.
Sounds good. let me know when you're in my neck of the waters.

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We have 4 greyhounds, our boat is not large enough and greyhounds overheat easily. While we do have dog sitters to allows us weekend and slightly longer trips, we have to wait at least 3-4 more years before we can move aboard. Of course we want a catamaran by then so it will be worth the wait. Income had been a concern Hopefully our rental property and our tree farm will provide enough to keep cruising, our plan 8 months out 4 months back for harvest and maintenance.
Hi. I have similar financial position, but suitable size cat can be built on partnership base much cheapper than average.
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But what do I know? When we left we had no dependent children or dependent parents, no cat, no dog, not even houseplants.

And now? You have all of the above?

I would be interested to hear more about your cruising budget; where you were cruising, how much you spent on what.
I'm looking at retiring in 2-4 years max. and my son will be off to college so....
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And now? You have all of the above?

I would be interested to hear more about your cruising budget; where you were cruising, how much you spent on what.
I'm looking at retiring in 2-4 years max. and my son will be off to college so....
I'm not cruising yet, but going to do it in same 2-3 yers time. I have 50' catamaran hules and bridge custom made and planning to finish in by myself. However, if I do it alone it should take a more time and money than I can afford. But a small team can share the budget and make a 2-3 catamaran copies dramaticaly cheapper than I can myself.
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And now? You have all of the above?

I would be interested to hear more about your cruising budget; where you were cruising, how much you spent on what.
I'm looking at retiring in 2-4 years max. and my son will be off to college so....
Hi Dave, our cruising area was/is US east coast & Bahamas. We budgeted $2500/month, which we never spent. As well as I could remember, it broke down approximately as $500 maintenance, $150 boat insurnace, $200 communications (2 cell phones, internet, mail-forwarding service), $400 food, $100 booze . The other $1000 or so was combined fuel, marinas, and shoreside entertainment. The months we were really pushing hard to get south, we could spend $400-$500 on diesel alone, OTOH, we didn't spend a lot of time seeking entertainment during those times, we were just too tired. This is a 33-foot boat, paid off, and health insurance for not included in the budget.

We still have no parents, kids, cat, or dog. However, we seem to have acquired houseplants in the form of a complete marine ecosystem growing on the hull below the waterline. Ugh.


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This thread has me chomping at the bit to improve my new sailing skills ( less than a 2 weeks) and learn to handle a larger boat. I want to get out there and cruise for awhile!!!!
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Hi Dave, our cruising area was/is US east coast & Bahamas. We budgeted $2500/month, which we never spent. As well as I could remember, it broke down approximately as $500 maintenance, $150 boat insurnace, $200 communications (2 cell phones, internet, mail-forwarding service), $400 food, $100 booze .
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This thread has me chomping at the bit to improve my new sailing skills ( less than a 2 weeks) and learn to handle a larger boat. I want to get out there and cruise for awhile!!!!
Uh oh. You've been bit.

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