Damn, I'd love to how one manages to do that All the 'cruisers' I've seen that were broke, weren't going anywhere...What about those who ran out of money but chose to continue on?
You know, as far as I can tell, you haven't gone much of anywhere under sail, so far... So, I'd suggest you lighten up a bit on some of your judgments about what might be keeping others "chained to their docks"... I don't see anyone "pushing their fears" in this thread. Many of us might simply have no desire to cruise on a 22' boat, and going without an engine is not an option for myself, and many others. If that works for you, great... however, your insinuation that your particular choices make you somehow more "self-sufficient" than anyone else here seems pretty damn smug...I recently posted a thread titled voyaging on $500.00 a month. I was looking for like minded voyagers who chose a slightly riskier approach to voyaging rather than let fear of the unknown keep them changed to the dock. It has been a fun thread but overwhelmed with people pushing their fears on the few of us willing ready and able to make an honest attempt at being self sufficient, working when we need to and going with less from time to time but still cutting the dock lines.