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  1. Being a good guest/crew member

    Living Aboard
    I have been lucky enough to be invited to spend about 10 days aboard my friends liveaboard Panda 40 (SV Coconut Woman) as they sail from Tahiti to Bora Bora. I know the sailing basics, enough to keep watch, so I'm not really worried about that. I would love advice on what to bring / not bring...
  2. How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

    Living Aboard
    I phrased it as how poor because it is amazing that everyone who does not own a boat thinks that because you do you are rich. We have been living aboard and sailing slowly around the world for the last 5 years. We have no other property, a limited income and a very frugal lifestyle. With our...
  3. Building or buying a 30ft cruiser

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hi everyone, So I am starting a new thread in light of the closing of my last one "Watkins 27 Thoughts and advice". Unfortunately the Watkins I was looking at was scraped and I wasn't able to get her. On the bright side; I can now pursue a vessel that offers blue water sailing...
  4. Sailboat as my office

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I've come to a point in my adult life that I wasn't prepared for. I have worked for the federal government since I was 19, and here I am in my mid forties and I've found myself for the first time not having a clear path. I always knew without a doubt that I was destined to retire from the Feds...
  5. Novice liveaboard

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    I appologize this is kind of a repost from the welcome forum. But anyways hello Sailnet Community, I am new to the site. I am also new to being a liveaboard. In April I bought my first Sailboat, a 1978 29' C&C. After viewing several for sale I decided this was the boat for me. Low hours on the...
  6. My Liveaboard Cruising experience with Offshore Sailing School

    Learning to Sail
    Hi all, As promised, I'm writing a note about my experiences with the school. Cliffs Notes: Good stuff, hard week, worth the money. Part of the package included a night's stay at the South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, FL. My wife and I had a harborview room overlooking the marina...