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Travis,

As you are probably figuring out by now, there are many different types of opportunities open to you. You don't need to work at a marina to live near one. There are lots of towns and cities which offer many different types of job opportunities. I live in CT, not too far from NYC. Even if one doesn't like cities, there are so many suburbs that have all types of jobs. I have to believe the same is true all along the coasts of the US.

You have lots of time to make those decisions. In the meantime, keep doing well at school, as it will provide you with more opportunities and choices down the road. Best of luck to you.
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What alot of people try and do Travis, is work for a period of time to save money, then stop working and go sailing for as long as they are able!
Hi all,
Though I am twice Travis' age, my growing interest in sailing abroad is young and eager. I know little when it comes to cost of operating a sailboat, as currently I only have the luxury of "friends with boats" and not one of my own (working on that part). If you don't mind me asking, how much "saving" are we talking here?

((Huge assumption))
I assume that aside from regulatory and marina fees, fuel, and food there isn't much more than the cost of maintaining the boat and gear to worry about. Please fill in the blanks of what I'm missing here.

Does anyone have a vague "For instance" they could share? Say for a month of cruising the Atlantic or Gulf Coast, or a longer trip to the Caribbean, would be what....4..5..6 figures for a month or two? I am recent college grad, but currently sitting on very low entry level wages.

I know this is vague, but honestly, I just don't know what to expect, and it would be nice to shoot for a realistic number when it comes to saving. I'm a long way off from my goal, and I'm sure I will figure it all out in the process of getting there, but any advice would be great.

Thanks so much for your help.


***Going to answer my own thread here with an edit. If you want to reply that's fine, but I have done a lot more searching on this site, and found a lot more info that makes these questions unnecessary, and downright unanswerable. The Salt's Corner Table is good place to start if you are as green as I am ***
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