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Old 11-03-2016, 09:28   #1
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Came across this article on morganscloud.com. Might be interesting for some?
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Finally, finally…In the 15 years we have been doing this, we have spent somewhere between US$200,000 and US$240,000: that’s boat, sails, engines, living expenses, visas, booze, the lot.

It is a lot of money when looked at like that. Friends have done it on less. You’ll spend what you have. But don’t be persuaded that living and voyaging has to be horrendously expensive. Many, many unknown sailors are happily crossing oceans on a fraction of what is deemed necessary.

Think outside the box.
So - $240k/15 = $16k/year for the sailors in this article, which you'll find here.
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Interesting, thanks for the post
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On my bucket list. One year of traveling and relaxing.

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That's what we plan to do with a similar sailing philosophy.


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It's what we're doing; trying to live as inexpensively as we can. Hard to know what our stable costs will settle out at since we're just one year, and not exclusively on the boat, yet. But the basic lesson that works for us is to stay off the dock, and most importantly stay out of urban/touristy areas. These are where the money flows.
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Turning the brain's "want 'er app" off is the hard part...get that figured and it's like turning the engine off...peaceful...just don't need all the "stuff"


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This reminds me of the next book in my reading list: "Sensible Cruising: The Thoreau Approach - A Philosophic and Practical Approach to Cruising".

Can't yet comment on how good it is though, it's currently waiting on my desk.
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This reminds me of the next book in my reading list: "Sensible Cruising: The Thoreau Approach - A Philosophic and Practical Approach to Cruising".

Can't yet comment on how good it is though, it's currently waiting on my desk.
Now reading "Hey, petrel!" by Spanish sailor Julio Villar, who circumnavigated the globe between 1968 and 1972 in a 21' mistral. He departed with absolutely no money, and made a living by occasionally working in shipyards or just from hospitality of natives. It seems there were obviously another times...

An excellent book, overall.
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Now reading "Hey, petrel!" by Spanish sailor Julio Villar, who circumnavigated the globe between 1968 and 1972 in a 21' mistral. He departed with absolutely no money, and made a living by occasionally working in shipyards or just from hospitality of natives. It seems there were obviously another times...

An excellent book, overall.
Added to wish-list.

They were different times indeed, but we can still take inspiration from them and readapt the philosophy to modern times I guess.
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