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Re: Don't have to be rich to sail
The Pardeys told me that after every major passage they have three weeks of hard work to get their boat back in shape. Mine takes a couple of hours. Seems that they spend a lot more time than me, working like a slave on their boat in exotic locations. Been there done that, on my first boat. While I was sanding and varnishing, those on more practical boats were fishing golfing , etc. I woke up,some never do. Next boat was far more practical.
The more cruising most people do, the more they are attracted to work boat priorities. Some, a small percentage, stick to their masochistic pleasures of working their asses off to impress the amateurs,and become a slave to their naive priorities.
Check out Bob Griffith's book "Blue Water" Check out the photos for its "Yachtieness"
Then do the same with Moitesiers books "The Long Way" and "Cape Horn the Logical Route. Then read the text, and compare his complete lack of problems, compared to the cruises of the far more "Yachtie."
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"
Last edited by Brent Swain; 09-02-2014 at 07:43 PM.