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And @ zz4gta,
I hope that isn't sarcasm, haha.

If it WAS, you shouldn't underestimate ANYBODY who is following their dreams. People achieve what can be considered the impossible. I'll surprise you and anybody else who doubts me, I promise. ; )
I like surprises.

Was just curious as to how someone went from the usual, house, marriage, family, to dropping everything and living on a boat with (I'm assuming) zero experience with it. Usually there's more to the story. So, I wanted to know what your story was.
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I thought a "Mademoiselle" was someone who managed a "cat house."
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I'm a...working girl and I'd do whatever... ; )
Oh, now it all makes sense!
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I agree with your 'Smart Aleck' self-description. Best not to give up the day job for a new career as a comedian.
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You know what they say, "practice makes perfect".
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go for it. what you will need is: a boat, experience, time, good health, and some money. the rest is motivation and a dream, which you obviously have in spades. Don't be discouraged if the first 5 things aren't easy to come by.

oh and the most important thing is patience. i had/have a similar goal, but it took years of dreaming, and about 3 years of sacrifice and commitment to achieve those items in balance, just to leave the dock.

or you could do what the girl on "the world tour" blog did and find a boyfriend who had already spent 5 years preparing for the trip.

good luck.
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Hi Im Dan I have a similar dream I'm 18 and am selling my first boat to do some traveling this summer then I plan on buying a boat and sailing the great lakes for a few years then heading across the pond. Feel free to message me any time to talk about sailing
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There is a thread here for Recommended Reading. That's a good place to start. As someone else mentioned, I have a list of blogs at my website, on my links page. And if you're planning on fulfilling your dream by yourself, you should start learning about the mechanical side of things as well (or even if you're not doing it solo. The more you know, the better off you are.)

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I thought a "Mademoiselle" was someone who managed a "cat house."
IU think that is a madam.marc
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