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Old 10-15-2009
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Singlehanded in the Caribbean and on the Great Lakes

I've been a member of Sailnet for a while but just discovered the forums only recently. I'm a two-boat owner by choice, one in the Caribbean and one on the Great Lakes. My fantasy is to live aboard full-time in the Caribbean and return to the Great Lakes during hurricane season. Unfortunately I haven't quite figured out the work thing as I feel I'm too young to stop working and start drawing on my 401K. I have settled on working part-time as an independent contractor, returning to the US to work periodically. I haven't found a partner to share my crazy lifestyle, so I primarily sail singlehanded, although I've never had a problem finding friends to sail with me in the Caribbean, or to help with a delivery on the Great Lakes. I am a member of the Great Lakes Singlehanded Society and have so far completed a singlehanded challenge (of 230 to 346nm) on four of the five Great Lakes, with sights on Lake Ontario in 2010. After that I can return to Lake Michigan.

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s/v Gaiamar (Caribbean)
s/v Shanti (Great Lakes)
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Wow, what a Diff.. Two completely different worlds.. LOL..
IF, you can do a Survival on the 401K..... DO IT. and get a Honey from the Carib to share it with ;-)

and. Im Jealous
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Your crazy lifestyle sounds great ! I am new to the sailnet as well...welcome.
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