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View Poll Results: How much is enough (before you feel you can stop working and retire and go sailing)?
$1000 to $100,000 73 21.92%
$100,000 to $500,000 81 24.32%
$500,000 to $1,000,000 76 22.82%
$1,000,000 to $100,000,000,000,000,000s 103 30.93%
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Old 02-04-2007, 18:34   #106
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Allure,

"Live simply and simply live" sounds like a great philosophy; hope you don't mind that I'm going to borrow it Fair winds and hope to hear more about your adventures.

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Old 03-04-2007, 16:36   #107
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lodesman,

enjoy the words, we'll be around and chating...

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Old 03-04-2007, 18:45   #108
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Allure,

"Live simply and simply live" sounds like a great philosophy; hope you don't mind that I'm going to borrow it
Crap, I borrowed it within seconds of seeing it... I owe you a beer! Ooops drank it within seconds of saying that... Thanks I really like it... it's not just words, it should be a way of life!

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Old 04-05-2007, 02:25   #109
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Can one go small and go now? I guess it depends on what "Small" is and when is now and "IF" one can handle the small space.

A new 26 footer with all that I wanted to go cruising $ 70,000 + $ 1000 per month to spend without working put in a Goverment note that would be directly disposted into my checking account without anything needed from me every month + interest = $ 107,000 for 3 years cruising. This is cruising the Bahamas and East USA, not crosing oceans. If I can get by on $ 750 per month then just that much longer I do not have to get back to work. No money left after cruising.

No debts, No bills. Casting off in Nov after I finish making the money.

Anybody else starting or just started?
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Old 04-05-2007, 14:26   #110
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Can one go small and go now? I guess it depends on what "Small" is and when is now and "IF" one can handle the small space.
Is Lynx as pseudonum for William Jefferson Clinton ?
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Old 05-05-2007, 14:34   #111
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I'm no expert, but I think I can recognise one when I see one.
Excellent thoughtful advice and wisdom regarding the
relationship between cruising and income has been written
by the Pardeys (Cruising in Seraffyn, The Cost-Conscious Cruiser,
the Self-Sufficient Sailor), Annie Hill (Voyaging on a Small Income),
and Weston Martyr (The £200 Millionaire, which you can read here)
The 200 Millionaire

Also I find it very beneficial to re-read Henry David Thoreau's
Walden, which is also available on line at
Thoreau's Walden

As the Pardeys are fond of saying,
"Go small, go simple, go NOW!"

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Old 05-05-2007, 21:38   #112
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Funny Gord May. No, I have been wanting to go cruising for a long time and was dreaming of what size of boat that I would want. Well, I could not afford that but did find a way to go. So, no longer a dreamer but a do'er and soon "Out There".
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I have just finished voyaging on a small income by Annie Hill. Bloody good read on this subject.
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Old 06-05-2007, 01:55   #114
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I have just finished voyaging on a small income by Annie Hill. Bloody good read on this subject.
How did you convince Annie to donate her income to your cruising kitty?
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Why did you quit voyaging?
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Winter here. We haven't quit, just on ice for a few months.
Good to be home and talk to the dog again!
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It was only a small income, Annie could't afford too much.
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Old 06-05-2007, 02:54   #117
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Darryl, quit fretting about Paula retiring.
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A Statistics Canada study found that, people whose pre-retirement income was $70,000 or greater, tended to retire on about 45 per cent of that (or around $31,500).
Those who earned around the average national wage, between $40,000 and $50,000, retired on 59 per cent of their pre-retirement income (or around $23,600 - &29,500).
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how much is enough

Read as many sailing books as you can get hold of, and the book you relate most to, do as they did it. So, if DESPRATE VOYAGE by John Caldwell get your blood going, don't go in a $100.000 boat and a likewise budget, course your story will be boring boring boring.Get my DRIFT. (Sorry, had to) True adventure is facing the unknown, not a japanise holiday..So what is it you'r after.
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Old 06-05-2007, 21:45   #120
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I agree with your point. If the boat is not in shape for the cruising that you want to do you should expect more breakage/worn out. It would be advised to get a smaller boat that can be in better shape cheeper so that one can be safer. After all cruising is about getting there and back and getting there again.
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