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Living aboard and learning to sail, or vice versa

Thanks Eryka,
You are so right. Never wait til we are 95 for what we can do today! And who knows, we might not even live to be 95! OUCH... well, I am taking your advice and negociating with my boss over an older sailing sloop he is trying to get rid of. It needs alot of TLC but I think I can get it cheap. Once again, thanks...
my email is mark71565@yahoo.com if ya want to chat... my yahoo IM is simply mark71565

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Living aboard and learning to sail, or vice versa

Your comments, "My dilemma is thus: Living aboard and learning to sail, or vice versa. Since I have never been sailing, it seems to be stupid to buy a boat simply as a place to live. Do people do that? Or should I learn to sail and then buy the boat? It''s like the old question of the chicken and the egg. ", lead me to suggest that you take a look at the board on this website related to "crew wanted".

If you can hook on for a little sea time on someone else''s boat, you''ll be able to make quite a few of those decisions that have you puzzled at the moment.

Good luck.

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Mark - Just do it - but i would suggest learning how to sail some first. Hope you don't end up living on a hook a small marina would be nice. I have lived on a hook before for short periods of time waiting for my own live aboard slip to become available. For me it wasn't too bad because I had a small dingy with a motor to get ashore. But give yourself the chance to live aboard your boat, you'll never regret the experiences you'll go through.
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I seriously doubt that Mark gives a rat's ass... since he hasn't posted on this forum in FIVE YEARS. As I stated previously, you really shouldn't be dredging up dead threads for no good reason. Please do check the dates on the posts before you reply. Again, I'd highly recommend you read the POST in my signature to help you get the most out of your time here. It has tips on searching sailnet, writing a good post, etc..
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Sounds like there are some on here that really get bugged when an old thread is reactivated. If that is so bad, why not lock them?

Perhaps it's not intended, could be a misunderstanding.. perhaps the different ways that some people communcate. Someone may be having a bad day, maybe it's a regional thing. It does seem that there is a more caustic attitude on this board than some. I suppose if it's promoted by the moderators, it would tend to trickle down to others.

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