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Location: Fort McMurray, AB soon to be Westbay Marina Victoria
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Re: Quitting Your Job, Sailing Away... Is it always rosey?
Wow guy's, getting a little heavy are we not? Does anybody remember the origin of this thread?
Although I did get a kick out of the 260K cruising budget thing. Wow!
A what the heck, I'll throw in two bits worth.
There is absolutely no one way to "do it right", that is totally different for everybody.
Personally I think cruising on savings is fine if your just taking a break and intend to go back to full time work.
Or you might have a plan for being able to ply your trade in other locals.
But cruising on income, that is a different matter.
Us, the first mate and I that is, we worked our butts off developing enough passive income that, if we are careful, frugal and the sea gods don't decide to put us 100 meters inland by hurricane whatever, we should be OK. Are we guaranteed to be OK?
Not by a long shot
Anything can happen! But is that not the challenge?
If you have a 260K a year cruising budget well, I hope you still are able to have fun.
Those kind of boats can be targets. Not to mention the difficulties in getting locals to look at you as anything other than a potential payday.
My old girl, lol she is tough as nails and as sea worthy as they come but definitely not the prime target for pirates. lol
She is some beautiful to us though!
And our cruising budget? sure ain't no 260K
Take it as it comes and enjoy it all