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Check out the Classy classified ads at Latitude 38.com's website. there are always great slall boats for sale that will fit your needs perfectly. One there just now, can you find it? 21K....


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Working in the USA IS ONE THING but you will find it hard to work outside the USA for short periods legally and even harder to find a job ANY JOB as most of the places you would visit are poor countries with high unemployment.

If I was in your position I would try and set up some kind of teleworking thing you could do on the internet regardless of location.
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Albin Vega 27. One of John Vigor's "20 Small Boats to Take you Anywhere". Lots of information at the links below. One Vega is currently in the process of attempting a circumnavigation of the Americas - Northwest Passage and Cape Horn included. Several have circumnavigated. Many have crossed and re-crossed the Atlantic. The Vega is a true blue water cruiser, built to last in Sweden and they are dirt cheap.

(I am prejudiced, however, having lived aboard and cruised Vega #1860, "Lealea" for the last 22 years.)

By all means, go sooner rather than later. Most of us wish we had.


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Good to see you back on, Vega.

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A 32' ODay aft cabin gives you a lot of storage w/ that aft cabin.

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I'd rather be sailing


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..............for example, buy boat on east coast USA. Sail coastal to Florida (or South if already in florida) towards Carib.(where you indicated you planned on going).
As you proceed south you will work out all/most basic boat issues and determine what you need for your own personal cruising style. Also, as you go you will meet others doing likewise and exchange experiences and ideas .
you'll find out quickly what your preferences are and if cruising is for you.......
We moved aboard in our twenties with this "josthecobbler" plan. It made for an easy adaptation and is working for us.
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$1,000 a month is a huge amount of money to cruise on, about triple of what I cruise on.

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$1,000 a month is a huge amount of money to cruise on, about triple of what I cruise on.
Not drinking enough?


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I have a crew of 3 including myself and can sually get by quite handily on about $500 a month cruising.
I was commenting last sunday after church to a couple of landlubbers that it is less costly for me to live aboard on the hook in warmer southern climates than it is to just pay the gas and electric bill for the winter months in NY !
and as a bonus I don't have to work 6 days a week while cruising !
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