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05-16-2012 08:17 PM
Cruisingdad
Re: Cruising kids?

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Originally Posted by Peniki View Post
I love what I am reading here. My husband and I have been boat shopping lately, and even though we will be sailing only on freshwater, we intend to work our way up to salt water and living aboard with our toddler. Last year, we went against the 'norm' and set out in our 40 y.o. VW Van http://gypsyvinrose.wordpress.com; living in Peniki for two months while out there in nature and on the road. We traveled from Texas to the Florida Keys and back again. It was the time of our lives and our daughter (being barely a year old) was a happy little camper indeed.

Now, we seek more adventure, but of the sailing kind. And hopefully, this weekend, we will be buying our first boat: a SJ 24 that needs some work, but we embrace the challenge. We have learned to live a very simple, and low cost lifestyle; one that most folks would laugh at I suppose. Still, we keep trying and reaching for our dreams of singing our songs Original Music of Gypsy Vin Rose, and of bringing our daughter up rather far-removed from the mainstream. Learning new things is always the spice of life! We can hardly wait.

I also want to thank everyone for such great advice to those of us who are not so seasoned at sailing and living aboard. But, I draw inspiration from those of you who are living the dream. I ran across a site, and a family who was a true inspiration to me. bumfuzzle | living, sailing, procreating Wow! What a story! A great read, you'll get hooked! : ) I know I am.

Anyway, anymore adive is greatly appreciated. Hopefully, this weekend will be the beginning of a journey we will never forget and will never regret. Safe Passages to all! .V.. and God Bless!
Good to have you here and good luck with it all. Ask questions and keep us posted!

Brian
05-11-2012 10:34 PM
Peniki
Re: Cruising kids?

I love what I am reading here. My husband and I have been boat shopping lately, and even though we will be sailing only on freshwater, we intend to work our way up to salt water and living aboard with our toddler. Last year, we went against the 'norm' and set out in our 40 y.o. VW Van http://gypsyvinrose.wordpress.com; living in Peniki for two months while out there in nature and on the road. We traveled from Texas to the Florida Keys and back again. It was the time of our lives and our daughter (being barely a year old) was a happy little camper indeed.

Now, we seek more adventure, but of the sailing kind. And hopefully, this weekend, we will be buying our first boat: a SJ 24 that needs some work, but we embrace the challenge. We have learned to live a very simple, and low cost lifestyle; one that most folks would laugh at I suppose. Still, we keep trying and reaching for our dreams of singing our songs http://www.gypsyvinrose.com, and of bringing our daughter up rather far-removed from the mainstream. Learning new things is always the spice of life! We can hardly wait.

I also want to thank everyone for such great advice to those of us who are not so seasoned at sailing and living aboard. But, I draw inspiration from those of you who are living the dream. I ran across a site, and a family who was a true inspiration to me. bumfuzzle | living, sailing, procreating Wow! What a story! A great read, you'll get hooked! : ) I know I am.

Anyway, anymore adive is greatly appreciated. Hopefully, this weekend will be the beginning of a journey we will never forget and will never regret. Safe Passages to all! .V.. and God Bless!
11-11-2006 02:04 PM
camaraderie Bluewater...Every day but Especially today...thank you for your service! The Cat36 is a great boat for a family as long as you stay coastal and watch the weather. There are lots of wonderful places you can go and the kids will have memories and experiences they'll remember all their lives. Good luck to you!
11-11-2006 03:51 AM
Bluewater4us Thanks all for valuable info and input. I am too a dad who wants tocruise with the family. After spending a year in Iraq I am ready to spend time with them. On my last R&R I purchased a 36' catalina. It is an older model because it is what I can afford. I know some other families with kids have gotten catalinas because the seem roomier than most and family friendly. My kids are 8 & 4 the youngest loves to sail and the oldest is not too trilled with it but he loves pirates. I am going to do several trips with each getting progessively longer and further away. We have a 25' catalina on a lake we have spent nights and weekends on. It is a bit cramped by the end of the weekend for 4 pp. Still it is an adventure and to the kids it is like camping. We home school as well so that issue is nonexistant. I keep the kids involved with sailing and we play game so they learn and have fun at the same time.


I told my wife that if she wanted to leave me just don't take the boat. She can have everything else. I'll just sail to Brazil then and get into ome trouble.
11-10-2006 04:16 PM
sailingdog
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Becuase if you leave me for a ugly poor guy I don't think my little ego could handle it!"
CD-

I thought she was already there...
11-10-2006 03:50 PM
Cruisingdad Funny, SD!!

I have always told her, "Baby, if you ever leave me, make sure he is a rich good-looking guy. Becuase if you leave me for a ugly poor guy I don't think my little ego could handle it!"
11-10-2006 03:47 PM
sailingdog The real question to ask is: "Does your wife want a change of pace?"
11-10-2006 03:45 PM
Cruisingdad Hey Jim,

I am afraid that if they filmed my family cruising, it would turn more into an episode of Catpain Ron's Family Adventure!!

HAHA!

Besides, what is that wife swap thing? Geez, I can barely handle my own wife. I don't watch television, so I really know nothing about it.
11-10-2006 02:57 PM
Jim H As a follow up, you might like this casting call from ABC listed on the 'Lectronic Latitude:

http://www.infoasis.com/~latitude38/...l#anchor436082

They want "families who enjoy a life of leisure through sailing and spending time with their family."

Do I sense an oxymoron here?

Jim H
11-07-2006 05:14 PM
Cruisingdad Thanks for the comments Jim and Cam.

As far as cruising on smaller boats with kids, I agree, it can be done if you (as parents, not kids) have the right temperment. Several people and books I have read list examples of it. Also, my experience has not been that my stuff breaks that much (Cam and others could comment on this as they live aboard and have cruised a lot) - however, my boats have been new. The problems my budget has had is food and gadgets I buy, honestly.

As far as Jims comments on different boats that can work too, absolutely. You will make the boat you buy work, even if you have to modify it. Still, I was just trying to list my personal, real life experiences and preferences and why.

Ask four sailors a question, you will get four different answers (or more like eight since they will start arguing with themselves!)

Thanks again for the kind words all. See you out there.

- CD
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