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09-06-2014 09:56 PM
J_Reid
Re: share with me, your words of wisdom

Good read...lot's of profound words here. Thanks.
07-14-2014 12:22 AM
bradyawl
Re: share with me, your words of wisdom

JayMcay - I'm in a similar position looking for my first real sailboat..... I sure hope you find your boat, and try the live aboard experience. I don't want to kill the dream, but know that the odds are that someday you will meet someone, and with kids, eventually live on land again - so please do this soon, while you can. I am as guilty as anyone at working hard to find the "right" car/house/thing.. and a couple of years go by and SO MUCH changes, and I am wanting to upgrade because of the education on the first acquisition, and because money changes too. You will be a chef sometime soon, and the income will go way up, as I'm sure you know. Get something reasonable for now, do some work, and upgrade if that time comes. A sound survey, a good sea trial, asking around that marina if others know the boat, and your own experience taken from all this advice on this forum, and you will be fine. Someone here on Sailnet has a great tag line; "Take her out for a sail in the ocean - if anything is gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there". Good Luck!
06-11-2012 02:51 AM
Jgbrown
Re: share with me, your words of wisdom

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Originally Posted by sailor wench View Post
Are you in Jacksonville, FL or Jacksonville, NC because if you are in Florida, I know a guy that runs a marina there who will negotiate the rate with you if I call him. He let me have a monthly slip a few different times for a FLAT rate of $300, which included electric and use of all facilities. Also, the marina had a discount marine supply store right next door and a Publix grocery store within one block. It is a GREAT place to work on a boat! I ended up staying there the first time because I broke a tranny cable coming up the St. John's River and had to wait on parts to arrive.
If you are in Florida, let me know and I can most likely call him and save you some serious money on a slip.

I hope I make it to Florida some day just for that. Sounds great.
06-11-2012 12:02 AM
jaymckay
Re: share with me, your words of wisdom

sailor wench. im in jax florida, and that sounds sick! ill have to let you know when i find the right boat. still workin and savin money!!! as for now ill keep you as a friend on here so i can contact you when the time is needed. gracias amigo
06-08-2012 04:44 AM
Kalina-Lona
Re: share with me, your words of wisdom

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailor wench View Post
Are you in Jacksonville, FL or Jacksonville, NC because if you are in Florida, I know a guy that runs a marina there who will negotiate the rate with you if I call him. He let me have a monthly slip a few different times for a FLAT rate of $300, which included electric and use of all facilities. Also, the marina had a discount marine supply store right next door and a Publix grocery store within one block. It is a GREAT place to work on a boat! I ended up staying there the first time because I broke a tranny cable coming up the St. John's River and had to wait on parts to arrive.
If you are in Florida, let me know and I can most likely call him and save you some serious money on a slip.
Thank you so much for the offer, but I'm way north of you in Canada...20 miles north of Buffalo.

That sounds like a great price?

Hope everything goes well for you, I'll watch for updates!

Cheers,

Ron
06-08-2012 01:19 AM
sailor wench
Re: share with me, your words of wisdom

Are you in Jacksonville, FL or Jacksonville, NC because if you are in Florida, I know a guy that runs a marina there who will negotiate the rate with you if I call him. He let me have a monthly slip a few different times for a FLAT rate of $300, which included electric and use of all facilities. Also, the marina had a discount marine supply store right next door and a Publix grocery store within one block. It is a GREAT place to work on a boat! I ended up staying there the first time because I broke a tranny cable coming up the St. John's River and had to wait on parts to arrive.
If you are in Florida, let me know and I can most likely call him and save you some serious money on a slip.
06-06-2012 05:00 AM
Kalina-Lona
Re: share with me, your words of wisdom

Hey jaymckay,

New here as well....enjoy the dream and do it!

Check oiut "Becoming Elizabeth Ann" on You Tube, you won't be disappointed.

Cheers,
06-06-2012 02:25 AM
davidpm
Re: share with me, your words of wisdom

The latest issue of Practical Sailor has a concise section on what to look for on a self survey.
06-06-2012 12:21 AM
jaymckay
Re: share with me, your words of wisdom

sailorwench...... thanks thats good advice. i learn new things everytime someone posts a reply.. Boat US sounds awesome. definitely something i will do.. and as for brands built for sturdiness, thanks cuz thats what i need. not a racer.


i wont spend much on a newer boat. it seems unnecessary to buy an extravagant used boat if i will change my mind later on down the road about living aboard. i want one that doesnt need major body work, but things that i could also research about to fix. and do most of it by myself. the cost of monthly liveaboard here is roughly 13 to 15 $a foot.
so ill need to keep my second job in order to have $ to fix it up.
06-04-2012 08:03 AM
CaptainForce
Re: share with me, your words of wisdom

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Originally Posted by Capt.aaron View Post
The times I've spent anchored for a few months out in some back country wilderness area, I start out missing the bar and town, then I'm good for a while, then I miss town again. When I get back to town, I miss the wilderness and quiet, then I'm ok for a while, then I can't wait to get back out there again. Round and round it goes.
I saw a recent study that showed people had the greatest joy and happiness just before a vacation compared to during or after the event. We do the same thing as Capt.aaron describes. We are thrilled to be off to the wilderness anchorage and then a couple weeks later we're singing and hooting in the cockpit as we're approaching port. We are excited to start an adventure north in the summer and thrilled to be back in "home waters" for the winter. We love to "cut the cord" after languishing at a marina for the monthly rate, but excited to have the chance to plug into shore power a long time later. 'best to enjoy putting the anchor down as bringing it up!
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