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We are a Canadian television production company and we're working on a show about people that leave their life on land and sail away to the sunny south.

We want to know what are the top three fears you had before departing.
We're also looking for people who are heading out in the next six to 18 month on their first live aboard cruise.
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Hey Jeff,

3 Biggest fear for me about my departure planned for next July in no particular order are :

- Is it going to be as fun as I imagine it ?
- Is my new girlfriend going to like it and stick around or will I be singlehandeling?
- Im I going to run out of money quicker than bugeted?

I bought my boat in Iroquois, Ontario and will be sailing it back to my home port in Québec this spring as a shake down cruise. Then I will be making the final preparation for the set date of July 20th where I will be a permanent live aboard and without a job. I have minor navigation skills and have been daysailling the St-Lawrence river here in Quebec for the past 2 years. I can't lie that I feel a bit overwhelm by everything now 6 month before starting my cruise south.
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Most people worry that their wife/kids/crew won't like it.... they all seem very certain they will like it themselves.

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Thinking back to when we departed in 2004, I think my fears were (in no order);

Could we handle the weather, we felt the boat could, but could we?
Would we get board without constant stimulation from outside stuff like radio & TV
Once out of the US, could we find places to take care of the boats and our self's.

I know there were more, but that is the three that comes to mind quickly.

By the way, for us, cruising is WAY BETTER than we thought it would be!

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There are only two things to fear. The ocean filling the inside of the boat and catching fire. Petty much everything else is inconvenient at most.


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Top three fears- money, monotony, maintenance.
Feared that we have too little of the first, will have too much of the second, and not be able to keep up with the third.

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Jeff,

Thinking back to when we departed in 2004, I think my fears were (in no order);

Could we handle the weather, we felt the boat could, but could we?
Would we get board without constant stimulation from outside stuff like radio & TV
Once out of the US, could we find places to take care of the boats and our self's.

I know there were more, but that is the three that comes to mind quickly.

By the way, for us, cruising is WAY BETTER than we thought it would be!

Greg
Hey Greg , cool shot of your boat . Could you tell us about the boat , like gear and stuff like that ? I think I see a vane there . Also I would like to here about you and yours travels down south . Jeff I don't mean to hijack the thread , I think it will relate .
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Hey Greg , cool shot of your boat . Could you tell us about the boat , like gear and stuff like that ? I think I see a vane there . Also I would like to here about you and yours travels down south . Jeff I don't mean to hijack the thread , I think it will relate .
No problem Patti,

We DO love our Nor'Sea! Take a look at our WEB pages for write ups over the years, including a few yearly gear reports on what worked and what didn't. Also our Youtube page for for videos.

Contact me direct if ya need more info.

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Thanks Greg ! Will do .
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Go South new Boaters, Afraid, of What?
Having taken sailing lessons on the Ohio River, then more lesson with Off Shore Sailing in Florida why should we be afraid? Why, we're ready. So, off we go and buy a catamaran, hire a captain for our first off shore sail out of Ft. Lauderdale to Norfolk. Great trip up the Gulf Stream. Ok, so we sail around the Chesapeake for the summer planning to go down the inner coastal waterway after a trip home for the Christmas Holidays and a hernia operation. Our summer seemed to be consumer repairing every system on the boat. Before heading home for the Christmas Holidays we find we top out at 68'9". So much for the ICW. Being novices we decided that sailing around Cape Hatteras in January was probably not in our best interest. We discussed having a captain move the boat south with or without us. Most of the captains we discussed this with said a trip in January could be tricky. Most figured 3 days if all went well. Having just had an operation, the cost of hiring a captain and related travel, fuel costs, our airline tickets to and from the boat, and the cost of fixing our AC/Heating (required by all potential captains) we decided to leave the boat in a marina.
Afraid of what, well let's see. There is all of the maintenance stuff that is not taught in sailing classes which must be learned on the run, the funds needed to keep our to be home afloat, having the right repair parts when needed, and recognizing we really aren't in control but must flow with the circumstances.
Oh yeah we will be back on the boat as soon as possible. Afraid, but going for it.
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