Originally Posted by Janice
I expected the poll to be about 1/3 to 1/2 without insurance and it is shaping up that way but I am surprised I am not getting more responces. But then maybe there just aren't that many cruisers on this forum on a regular basis.
Just like the thread that asked how many cruisers are married, the vast majority that answered are not cruisers and some didn't even own a boat. So........... maybe I should ask 'what is a cruiser' OH NO - I am not going there!
I didn't vote because I'm not a cruiser, just a working guy sailing on the weekends.
But I also am surprised by the poll answers. Based on past threads I can understand the health insurance
because the costs for care outside the US appear to be much lower. The boat insurance I guess I also understand as this is all based on your tolerance to risk and of course a cruiser isn't going to be a risk avoider.
Guess overall when it comes down to it people are willing to take the risk to afford to cruise
(just my take). Would be an interesting study to see how it breaks down by age group, net worth, and cost of boat replacement; but that would be a rough to do CF poll thing to do.