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Re: Freedom or a Big Mistake?
Every year we meet maybe half a dozen couples who went all in and sold the house, etc but found that cruising just wasn't right for them. We meet a few dozen who did it and enjoy the cruising and a whole bunch of 'commuter cruisers' who have it both ways, spending summers at "home" and winters sailing.
From what we understand, it can be pretty financially devastating to sell all, buy and outfit a boat, then try to recoup that expenditure 6 months to a year later to go back to their former lives. With that in mind, we offered a charter called 'the cruising experience' but found that absolutely no one seemed interested in trying cruising before leaping in, so after 3 years, we dropped it.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
ďBelieve me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.Ē ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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