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Re: Ils sont partis
Sadly, I find the ocean in general, and the cruising life in particular, quite unforgiving for any high maintenance person.
I would highly recommend you do at least several bareboat charters (with a skipper, if necessary) before you actually jump into this with both feet, and find out if your 'comandante' can appreciate the lifestyle. It is a great deal different from motor boating, where you can have unlimited electricity most of the time, and have the ability to go from point A to point B directly, on a pretty tight schedule.
This thing works much better if your relationship is a partnership, with both parties pitching in however they can, and even the pink/blue jobs theory isn't well suited to this lifestyle, IMO.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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