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Old 03-23-2012, 04:19 PM   #1036
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Well, I'll let you know. I retired a couple years ago, have the closing on my shack next week, and a travel budget of $80/day that is indefinate. I think I can make that do if camping is cheap and gas doesn't go over $4/gallon.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:19 PM   #1037
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you're away from people walking by your boat all the time more secure. These are just some of the many benefits of not docking
Least we forget the dockside "LOOKIE-LOOS"!!!



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Well, I'll let you know. I retired a couple years ago, have the closing on my shack next week, and a travel budget of $80/day that is indefinate. I think I can make that do if camping is cheap and gas doesn't go over $4/gallon.
Woo-Hoo!!!

Congratulations, and keep us posted!!
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:48 AM   #1038
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never ever ever ever ever ever bring a corrugated cardboard box on board in the tropics........


Also, most garbage comes from product packaging.
Ditch what you can before leaving land.

You'll have to fog the boat to rid it of roaches and/or sugar ants.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:44 AM   #1039
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WOW...sounds like a great trip!!

'cept I think I wouldda hung a hammock in the boat to keep me off the floor and outta the water.
Plus, (if you didn't do this, and it sounds like you didn't,,,) I wouldda hung a tarp from the boom over the cockpit, to keep me outta the rain and to offer at least a minimal shelter.


Reason I ask is I'm considering somethiing similiar in a canoe

actually, it's a Scanoe. (a canoe with a squared off transom.) Very easy to addapt a sailing rig to.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:17 PM   #1040
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never ever ever ever ever ever bring a corrugated cardboard box on board in the tropics.

not even for 5 mins.

pretty much a sure thing there will be roach eggs hiding in the corrugations, and then they hatch.
Yeah, we used to bring everything out in the dinghy, unloaded it out of the boxes and the paper bags (cockroaches will also use the folds to lay their eggs) and take all the paper products back ashore. We managed to avoid all the roaches but still managed to get a mouse on board somehow. We could only figure it came aboard while we were fueling up in Nassau Harbour one time. The little buggars are quick
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:59 PM   #1041
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What are some good sites about buying, travelling, and living on boats? I can see myself doing it someday, but til then I'd like to read more about how folks are doing it and the boats they use.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:15 PM   #1042
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What are some good sites about buying, travelling, and living on boats? I can see myself doing it someday, but til then I'd like to read more about how folks are doing it and the boats they use.
A couple we know, after they sold their business they lived aboard for a couple of years. Then they bought a place ashore and now only go sailing when they feel like it. Which is more like what they did when they had their business. They sailed for years, decades, before they went to live aboard.

Living aboard while sailing around the world or even a lesser international trip is not something that I think is all that great an idea for a newbie to say "I think I'll buy a cheap used boat and sail it to _______ ." Kinda like we here from people who never rode, who want to buy a bike and ride to Tierra del Fuego for their first trip, and they are going to explore their way through the Darien Gap too.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:31 PM   #1043
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Living aboard while sailing around the world or even a lesser international trip is not something that I think is all that great an idea for a newbie to say "I think I'll buy a cheap used boat and sail it to _______ ." Kinda like we here from people who never rode, who want to buy a bike and ride to Tierra del Fuego for their first trip, and they are going to explore their way through the Darien Gap too.
Oh you must mean like this girl with 200 miles under her belt who rides to Panama

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=505

I see you're one of those people who tells others they can't live their dream"...

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Old 03-25-2012, 07:57 PM   #1044
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There are folks who don't ride motorcycles who lurk around here dreaming about riding. Most of us here ride, but never go too far from home, but we love to read and dream about the far away rides and exotic places.

So, you don't think it's safe for me to dream about boats?


We can't worry about the want-to-be bikers getting run over by a dump truck, or riding off a cliff. Don't worry about folks who want to go for a big boat ride. Folks are going to live and folks are going to die.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:15 PM   #1045
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Oh you must mean like this girl with 200 miles under her belt who rides to Panama

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=505

I see you're one of those people who tells others they can't live their dream"...
WOW...ya beat me to the punch!!

I waz just gonna ask Viverrid if he's ever met GlennR, and does he have any idea of how much or how little sailing experience GlennR may have??

For all he knows, GlennR could be an experienced world sailor.

All he did was ask a question about liveaboards. (apparently, this is a 'no-no')



meh...maybe he's right. If Glenn needs to ask questions...then he probably has no business considering the possible idea of living on a boat.

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Old 03-26-2012, 02:05 AM   #1046
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i went to school with a lot of guys who went into the commercial fishing industry. if my truck breaks down, i can hoof it back home. if their boat runs afoul, they're kind of SoL.

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Old 03-26-2012, 08:42 AM   #1047
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Oh you must mean like this girl with 200 miles under her belt who rides to Panama

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=505

I see you're one of those people who tells others they can't live their dream"...
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:27 AM   #1048
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are some good sites about buying, travelling, and living on boats? I can see myself doing it someday, but til then I'd like to read more about how folks are doing it and the boats they use
Try Crusing World Magazine and Latitude 38 . Both good reads .
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:25 PM   #1049
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My family has a place on a large lake. I know I won't learn how to navigate on a lake, but I can learn to sail without the real dangers of the open ocean. While I'm doing that I can read about ocean sailing.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:29 PM   #1050
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These types of threads always bring out a lot of opinions on "boat living" and it is interesting stuff.

I've done some boating, but not a lot and only a couple times I've been open-ocean sailing. While I don't shy away from high-risk activities (motorcycling, flying, etc.), I found blue water sailing to be pretty scary stuff. I love the adventure of it and I love the technology and boats, but I didn't find living on a boat very fun. It's terribly confining, almost claustrophobic to me.

My takeaway from many of these discussions is that if you're a sailor who would be on the water under any circumstances, then making your boat your home and sailing the world as a way of living cheaply is a great idea. Conversely, if you're not, then its an expensive way to live that you'll likely be miserably unhappy. As such, it's a choice you make because you love the lifestyle, not one you make to save money.

Another way of looking at it is that you should decide where/how you want to live first, then find the cheapest way to live there later.

Just my $0.02.

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