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|10-11-2010 07:07 PM|
Originally Posted by trisstan87 View Post
|09-02-2010 09:05 PM|
|trisstan87||I don't know how people live the suburbia life.. I suppose if I were very wealthy I could have a different opinion on it. I just want to get up around 25-30K on the max end for a boat and refitting and another 10-20K in the bank and just go. Set sail, leave for the horizon, stop trying to find life and let life find me.|
|08-30-2010 04:19 PM|
|chadmadsen||As a new sailor, I can say that I appreciate the breadth and width of this post. Both on topic and off. It has been very informative for a rookie standpoint, with boat purchase and other topics. Thank you for a very good/long/poignant thread.|
|11-19-2009 09:49 AM|
Hi, I'm new on here and I have to admit I didn't read every page of this thread but, I'd like to comment on a couple of points.
Security and control.
These were mentioned several times and I'd just like to say that these are relative terms. Life is just a ball that we have no choice in attending. We choose partners and dance to the music that is playing. If we can't follow the melody we sit it out, and anxiously await the next one, or we jump in and take the chance of looking like a fool.
We cannot control the winds of life. We can only adjust our sails. Sometimes our destinations change, due to a berage of un-cooperative weather, and we end up in a situation that seems unsecure and out of control. That is, until that melody becomes familiar.
One thing is for certain; the ball will end. Dance every dance!
|11-19-2009 07:54 AM|
Well first I have to say that Jim Trefethen's book is "his way". I like all the anti-Pardey's views (ie the other side of the coin), it just suggests that there are more than one way to do anything.
Second, the first 2 pages of Chapter 8 "Life aboard" made me laugh for 10 minutes. That's what sent me on this quest. I'm sure everyone has been in that situation at least one time, but his recount of it was great.
I've been a Thoreau follower since I was in the Marines. Seem a bit ironic to my Capitan that I was reading Civil Disobedience and Walden Pond. I went hitching around the states before the Marines. My friend and I were gone for 4 months. Starting from Seattle, going to Wisc., to LA then back to Seattle, Anyway, when we got back it was like we went through a time warp. Everyone was on a different pace than we were. We weren't into time, or our pace changed.
Again, anyway, I'm working on restoring a 1974 33' Morgan OI, refit everything. I'll be finishing it up this winter. My wife and I plan to take off and hopefully find that slow pace again.
I appreciate all of what this forum has to offer and the ability for everyone to share their opinions and experiences. Thank you
|03-16-2009 09:28 PM|
Originally Posted by SailorGregS View Post
|03-16-2009 06:26 PM|
|03-16-2009 06:03 PM|
Originally Posted by danielgoldberg View Post
There are thirty-five Hunter dealers outside of North America, conveniently dispersed across the globe. For instance, in May-June next year we plan on being in Santiago, Chile, where we'll spend time with the Hunter dealer there, addressing any issues and arisings and doing annual maintenance routines, before heading into Patagonia for a six-month exploration. The following year, depending on where we decide to head after exploring down the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, we can do our annual haul-out with the Hunter dealer in Montevideo or in Durban.
|03-16-2009 05:25 PM|
Originally Posted by Sequitur View Post
I hear CD's point loud and clear, but I have to say, if I had that option, I would have taken it (depending on the price I suppose). True, if you're halfway to Bermuda and something breaks you're not getting it fixed until you get there. But once there, I'd much rather have the manufacturer pick up the tab. Presumably that warranty covers labor too, but even if it doesn't and covers parts only (and this goes to the price they want for the extended coverage), that still might be worth it. A new fridge/alternator/electric head, etc. ain't cheap. And that's not to mention that if you're coastal cruising, particularly along the U.S. east coast, that kind of warranty would be of serious value. Good for Hunter; that really is an advancement in customer service/relations that I would like to see all builders follow.
|03-16-2009 05:20 PM|
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