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Here is a worthwhile book, that deals mainly with the money side of things. It isn't the approach for everyone, but you may find some good ideas that you can adapt to your situation.
The Cruising Life: A Commonsense Guide for the Would Be Voyager by Jim Trefethen

And adapting ideas to your situation, is really the best thing. As camaraderie pointed out, many different ideas, from many different people. Take what works for you, and don't try to do it exactly like anyone else.

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Well, I am reluctant to give you this tip, because the result of reading it is usually severly addictive for anyone who loves sailing and is happy to be frugal.

Annie Hill's book "Voyaging on a small income"

She is still voyaging and still writing sailing articles.
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Before I bought a boat, I found it helpful to practice having one by standing in a cold shower ripping up hundred dollar bills.
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Before I bought a boat, I found it helpful to practice having one by standing in a cold shower ripping up hundred dollar bills.
But you don't get any of the excitment that way.
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Idiens...depends on who is in there with ya!!
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Idiens...depends on who is in there with ya!!
Cold showers and pleasant company are oxymorons
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A friend of mine had completed a 1 year double Atlantic crossing after spending two years fitting out his boat. He met lots of people during his time on the water and he told me that one of the things that hit a chord with him was that there didn't seem to be any difference in the enjoyment people were having, whether it was on a yacht with unlimited funds or on one that obviously had a tight budget.
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KS, heres what I am doing, slowly. Saving all the money I don't put into the boat. Reorganizing my finances through an adviser. Getting rid of all the extra stuff around my house, clearing out my storage. Starting to organize my wifes business so that it will work when we are living aboard and cruising. She is a dog trainer and I am an ex-photographer. So I am revisiting my previous career to work it together with her career and make training videos, a website, and training manuals. So with my pension and her training, we should do alright. Keep in mind, it has taken her 12 years to become one of the top trainers(if not the top) in San Francisco. So, find what your good at that will work in a transient life style, and go with it.

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E-bay will stretch your dollars.
I buy many of my boat items on ebay for large savings.

I finance my boat by pretending to be an IT consultant.


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