Join Date: Jul 2009
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Re: What did you do with your property before you left for the horizon?
I sold EVERYTHING except my Jeep, Boston Whaler and Kayak before buying the boat to explore on. By everything I mean house, appliances, clothes, Catalina 30 and everything in between. Then I set out on an Appalachian Trail adventure while looking for the boat I knew long ago I wanted. When I eventually found her, moving aboard was a serious “upgrade” from living in my Jeep, tents on the trail and the occasional hotel/motel. Not how most do it obviously, but whatever “fits” your situation best is what’s right for you. I run into too many “cruisers” who have the boat, but can’t sell the house so they’re trapped for now. Renting can be a serious hassle (BTDT) when you’re in another country. You can always buy another (house,car,clothes,kids (j/k) or whatever. You cannot buy more time. As I neared my eligibility for retirement (Army) I suddenly found myself in a wheelchair I couldn’t get out of. Dreams are painful when they become impossible. At that moment I had wished I had done more, sooner...and this coming from someone who has already been all over the world. It took years but I beat the odds for now and wasted no time in getting my dreams moving, all else be damned. I sold everything at break even for me prices to unload it all quickly. Took almost a year. I’m currently typing this from my cockpit a week and a half from launch and I’m totally on top of my own world. Regret nothing at this point. Again, do what fits your situation best. Hope that was helpful.