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02-08-2012 09:49 AM
mdi
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Originally Posted by youmeandthed View Post
Advice: research and learn as much as you can about boats, and buy the most capable sailing boat for your budget.
I found Carl's Sailcalculator helpful in researching monohull
sailboats

Carl's Monohull Sail Calculator
01-28-2012 09:47 PM
CaptainForce
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Originally Posted by Brent Swain View Post
Best just park your boat somewhere from time to time, and fly home to make cruising funds. Plenty of people do that.
I don't understand this. If your living on your boat, then what is this "home" that you fly to? Are you saying that you would maintain two homes,- a house and a boat? This doesn't sound economical.
01-26-2012 06:39 PM
youmeandthed No drinking, that's how you save money while going to school. My wife and I are in our twenties and we're moving aboard in a week and cruising. Our option was the urban lifestyle or cruising dreams. City life is way overpriced.

Good on you for choosing the path less taken, I'm sure it will make all the difference.

Advice: research and learn as much as you can about boats, and buy the most capable sailing boat for your budget.
01-26-2012 06:18 PM
Brent Swain Best just park your boat somewhere from time to time, and fly home to make cruising funds. Plenty of people do that.
01-26-2012 06:15 PM
Brent Swain
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Not drinking enough?
Don't drink at all. I prefer freedom , over drunkeness.
01-26-2012 03:00 AM
joethecobbler 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 !
01-26-2012 02:49 AM
aeventyr60
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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?
01-26-2012 02:38 AM
Brent Swain $1,000 a month is a huge amount of money to cruise on, about triple of what I cruise on.
08-18-2011 06:12 PM
CaptainForce
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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.
08-18-2011 05:55 PM
vega1860
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Originally Posted by tomperanteau View Post
Good to see you back on, Vega.
I'd rather be sailing
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