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So what were the cons?
There are none! Don't you know in the Caribbean heads never break or clog. Refrigeration and engines always work and if they do break parts are always available in the local hardware store no need to have them shipped in. It's always a paradise don'tcha know.

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There are none! Don't you know in the Caribbean heads never break or clog. Refrigeration and engines always work and if they do break parts are always available in the local hardware store no need to have them shipped in. It's always a paradise don'tcha know.
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There are none! Don't you know in the Caribbean heads never break or clog. Refrigeration and engines always work and if they do break parts are always available in the local hardware store no need to have them shipped in. It's always a paradise don'tcha know.


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That looks great but a young man could miss out being a Dad and that would be a shame.
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Re: Interesting little video

David Welsford (the skipper in this vid) has uploaded quite a few videos of his journey on youtube. Many of them paint a much more realistic picture of his cruising life. Seems to be a down to Earth fellow giving it a go and learning lots along the way.

Have to give kudos to him and the others on this forum that have taken control of their lives and are now steering their own course.
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David Welsford (the skipper in this vid) has uploaded quite a few videos of his journey on youtube. Many of them paint a much more realistic picture of his cruising life. Seems to be a down to Earth fellow giving it a go and learning lots along the way.

Have to give kudos to him and the others on this forum that have taken control of their lives and are now steering their own course.
How much control do you have if you're up against nature every day ?
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How much control do you have if you're up against nature every day ?
Seems to me he's IMMERSING himself in his surroundings, rather than battling them...

Hell, if he was truly going "up AGAINST Nature" every day, seems to me he'd at least have a full cockpit enclosure on that thing, no?

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Its a lovely video to email to folks back home so they think its how you live... They might even send a few dollars as a Christmas present.
Every time I send the link to this video to someone I get a link back to 'all is lost".

I tell everyone reality is somewhere in between........

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Re: Interesting little video

Don't know as I'm a newbie at this. Still, other than periods when family/friends are with me been living alone for stretches in the Caribbean.
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Unless you get far away from the islands and reefs eating fish you catch is just a way to get very sick. Cuban yo yos on north side passagings is fine but otherwise fish is not in your diet.
Most good snorkeling places don't allow anchoring. Moorings are commonly day use only in the really good places. No anchoring in most of the parks.
Food is really expensive and there is nothing budget about Budget Marine. Unless you have a support team in the states or Europe the pragmatics of part supplies is no easy thing.
Showering and occasional use of the A.C. is not over rated. Dramatically improves your disposition and sex life. Refrigation means your not living in the dark ages.
It seems there are three groups
Folks who can just write checks- A.C. Is on 24/7, never anchor, have yacht management so back and forth enough to not be true live a boards.
Folks who have yacht management for the holidays and the like, boats with the basic comforts- frig/freezer, maybe A.C, do 50-90% of their own boat work, have Internet and other pleasures (tv,stereo etc.)
Folks living the same as folks in the 1800s.
Seems folks in the middle do the most actual,sailing and cruising. The mechanics of life and boat maintenance subsume most of barebones folks time and other then for some the check writers could be in their duplexes watching a movie for all the interaction they have with the environment .

All significant work tends to get done before 11a. After that you're to hot. Your schedule is like when you were 6. Up with the sun asleep by 8:30. Surprisingly it's very like I imagine it was living in a frontier town. You quickly meet other cruisers and you help each other and look out for each other any way you can. Kind of like watching out for the Indians and doing barn raisings.
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Outbound,that sounds like as honest an assessment as we're gonna find.I guess it's just like life on land,you're as comfy as your budget allows.Which category do you fall in and are you content with it and planning to keep doing it ?
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