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View Poll Results: Why do you go sailboat cruising?
an economical way to travel 12 28.57%
adventure 23 54.76%
peace 18 42.86%
isolation 8 19.05%
freedom 20 47.62%
a carefree life 5 11.90%
an uncomplicated life 13 30.95%
the "Good Life" 8 19.05%
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What is your Cruising Motivation?

So I'm reading this book right now...

Modern Cruising Under Sail: Don Dodds: 0660813745279: Amazon.com: Books Modern Cruising Under Sail: Don Dodds: 0660813745279: Amazon.com: Books



...and in the book it gives specific motivations to go sailing.

-an economical way to travel
-adventure
-peace
-isolation
-freedom
-a carefree life
-an uncomplicated life
-and the "Good Life"

What is the main reason you go sailboat cruising?
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No motivation - we just like it for two months of the year.

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Re: What is your Cruising Motivation?

Don't want to reignite the feasibility of $500/month cruising debate again but I find it funny that "an economical way to travel" is given as a motivation for cruising.

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Re: What is your Cruising Motivation?

Cold cheap beer and hot cheap chics.


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I can't imagine what else I'd do at this age. A condo in Fla doesn't appeal, nor does being a couch potato in some snow covered fairyland. I haven't lived in a house since 1969, so I wouldn't have a clue how to buy a house, nor how to maintain one. I've always enjoyed sleeping in my own bed, on real sheets, no matter where I am in the world, and a few mod cons are nice in one's old age.
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Cold cheap beer and hot cheap chics.


how's the chics part working out

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Re: What is your Cruising Motivation?

Why pick one? What an inane poll! I could check all of these and add fun, excitment, novelty, pleasure, escape, and independance!
This is as stupid as asking if you like lemon pie or roller skating.


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Why pick one? What an inane poll! I could check all of these and add fun, excitment, novelty, pleasure, escape, and independance!
This is as stupid as asking if you like lemon pie or roller skating.
Yup, I've gotta agree with that...

However, it does speak volumes, that none of the options make any reference to SAILING...

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I like eating lemon pie while I rollerskate.after a nice sail passage of course.
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Yup, I've gotta agree with that...

However, it does speak volumes, that none of the options make any reference to SAILING...

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It doesn't need to. It's asking why do you sail. I sail because I sail?


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