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Re: What are the main obstacles to going offshore and living the cruising life?
Weíre still planning on it. Work is the top obstacle at the moment, but we have a plan. Itís always a crap shoot whether health will hold up, but neither of us have any life or mobility threatening morbidities, thankfully. Arthritis is my biggest worry, long term. Runs in the family.
Iím in denial on the next one, but I can count the number of fellow sailors who donít go for this reason: family. At our age, itís often grandchildren. Can be elderly parents, even oneís own kids. To sail off, you need to leave everyone behind for great stretches. Our hope is to have a kitty that allows us the freedom to fly home. Better yet, send plane tickets to the family to meet us. That would be a luxury, worth the money.
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