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post #21 of 27 Old 01-20-2010
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I agree with kd3pc. If you're bleeding all over the place, it is great to hope tomorrow is going to be better than today, but it is also helpful to stop the bleeding. If you aren't working, yeah, things are going to eventually turn around, but you have to cut your expenses now before you and your family end up sleeping under a bridge.

That said, I don't think a boat is the best way to do that, a much better way is to go and stay with relatives, especially if you have children.

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post #22 of 27 Old 01-20-2010
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Buy a beat up 27, get moorage in the city, and live aboard. This will probably cost you at least $3000 to start and $500 a month. Then you will need to get a job. This is easy if you aren't picky... You will probably be destitute, but you will get to enjoy life on the water. That's about what I am doing. Just remember, just because it isn't conventional doesn't mean it isn't good.

Don't get steamrolled by norms. You don't have to live in a house and pay a mortgage. In fact, living on a boat can save you a lot of money which you can use later to buy a house or whatever.

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yep..get the boat

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Get the boat, hold your family close and I will tell you that the stress will be far less than the unknown of waiting and watching what cash you have flow out while "waiting" for things (totally out of your control) to get better.
I agree... Regardless of obstacles to overcome, why not learn something new, experience, love - laugh - cry together and live a little for a change. Of course owning a box on a patch of grass and seeing the same things day after day hoping for better while time passes you by is still an option. Just stay inside and forget the ocean until you gain sail experience and can accept the possibility of loosing your boat.

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post #24 of 27 Old 03-23-2010
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Curious...

ALL four of Monark's posts were on January 18, 2010... I wonder where she is now, and what happened...
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There's a lot to be said for a catamaran at dockside or on a mooring. While monohulls can act like weebles, the "ride" in a catamaran is on the level.
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Curious...

ALL four of Monark's posts were on January 18, 2010... I wonder where she is now, and what happened...
don't know...some people never make that jump. hope it all works out for her and her family...
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I agree with Tager 100% Take the chance, and go for it that's what I did many moons ago, and I have never looked back.
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