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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-27-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By Dowesva
Re: Income and depreciation, never the twain shall meet?

Y'all sure face an up-hill battle to get to this lifestyle, let alone keep it. If there weren't so many of you to attest to it I wouldn't think it was possible for the middle class to live this life....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-26-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By Dowesva
Re: Income and depreciation, never the twain shall meet?

Alrighty, so I have a full breakdown of estimated cost for NEEL 45 in 2016. I included a 10% hike off the bat for fittings, depreciation rates calculated by their Fountaine Pajot cousin (14%, 8%,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-26-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By Dowesva
Re: Income and depreciation, never the twain shall meet?

Haha, well to explain this whole women thing: If I were buying a car I wouldn't buy an astro van unless I planned to join the clergy. On the other hand, I wouldn't buy a corvette just to up my odds...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-26-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By Dowesva
Income and depreciation, never the twain shall meet?

Hello again,

If anyone has seen my other posts you'll know that I'm more than a bit of a NUB. Right now I'm working on getting my first real sailing experience, and despite the lack of experience...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-24-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,015
Posted By Dowesva
Re: Two birds with one boat: travel and learning in the Gulf

It certainly seems so, although I have one possible ride thanks to another forum. If I can't find anything beforehand my plan is to fly down to Panama, check out the properties, and hit the harbors...
Forum: Chartering   12-23-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By Dowesva
Re: Chartering a long Gulf trip?

I've had a few interested boaters, basically it looks like it would be easier to fly to the Yucatan and set sail from there. Chartering and hiring a captain may still be an option, but it's looking...
Forum: Chartering   12-23-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By Dowesva
Re: Chartering a long Gulf trip?

Thanks for the tip, I was thinking I might try to find an experienced sailor or two then charter a boat with them, unfortunately I don't know any so that doubles the search. What would be an expected...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-23-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,015
Posted By Dowesva
Two birds with one boat: travel and learning in the Gulf

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I'm a twenty two year old male with VERY little experience on-board a ship, never been out on anything bigger than a lido in calm weather.

A friend of mine asked me to go check...
Forum: Chartering   12-23-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By Dowesva
Chartering a long Gulf trip?

----REVISED----

I'm a twenty two year old male with VERY little experience on-board a ship, never been out on anything bigger than a lido in calm weather.

A friend of mine asked me to go check...
Forum: Caribbean   12-23-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By Dowesva
Take on some new blood for central america?

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I'm a twenty two year old male with VERY little experience on-board a ship, never been out on anything bigger than a lido in calm weather.

A friend of mine asked me to go check...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   10-16-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,691
Posted By Dowesva
I saw your post and I've been looking for almost...

I saw your post and I've been looking for almost that exact route. If you'd be interested, I'm looking to sail my way down into the Cancun area and do some land shopping. I can support myself and if...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   10-16-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By Dowesva
I'm in New York right now, plan to drive down to...

I'm in New York right now, plan to drive down to North Carolina come December, sell my van, and travel down the coast until I find a boat that can take me south to Tulum, Mexico. I'm really just...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   10-05-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 611
Posted By Dowesva
How to spend a winter

I'm on the east coast working until the snows come, after that I'm getting on a boat as fast as I can. Don't know a whole lot, bad with names above all, but I work hard and learn fast.

I'd like...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   01-20-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 595
Posted By Dowesva
Novice Anxious to Learn- California

Hi, I'm Ryan.

I'm 19 and I was born in raised in Arizona. Two years ago I made a mad dash for California and somehow ended up sailing with a salty old man on a little Leto. Obviously I hardly have...
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