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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.
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.