It should be noted that I found CF because I thought about making this film. Not the other way around.
I do not have my own boat. It's true. But I am researching and learning
. That is where I'm at. This isn't something I have funding
for or even a lot of support for. I'm just a guy with a dream of sailing around the world someday. For me, I'll be able to afford that only one way. Through making a movie
or show about it. I'm just trying to figure my way through this world like the rest of you.
My trip with Zee was sooner than I had originally planned to go out. Great experience, but eye opening as well. I have a chance to sail again this July with an old professor of mine from college. So I'm doing that. I thought if I'm heading back east for this it would be nice to meet some more folk as part of that journey. Maybe I could stay with someone willing to extend some courtesy to me. No one is willing. Ok. No problem. I'm not hurt. You guys are living your life as you want. Good on ya.
That doesn't stop me from sailing on the Great Lakes
in July. And it doesn't stop me from my long term goal of sailing around the world.
You guys are fond of saying to people that they should just jump into it and go. That's all I've done so far. To the best of my current
ability. I'm young. I don't have much skills beyond my filmmaking and graphic design experience to make my dreams happen. So yes, to my benefit, I am using the tools I have to move forward on my goals.
I don't want to piss anyone off, and I certainly didn't mean to get everyone wound up by this thread. I'm just exploring every option I can to experience the world and all the places and people that this journey can bring to me.
I've been very honored to meet everyone I have so far. And I am looking forward to meeting many more through the years.
As for boats I'm thinking that eventually my buddy and I are going in on one together in a couple of years. Maybe I can get some backing for the film by then and we can get something truly great, maybe not. Then we will get something we can afford. We've been looking, but knowing we aren't really on the market yet has kept
me from getting into any sort of in depth
discussions about it here. As you can see it's impossible not to get sucked into a million differing opinions once you start chatting it up here. I'm pretty set on looking at and riding on a bunch of different boats before I actually make a move towards purchasing
Anyhow. I greatly enjoy sailing. I am still very new to it and am learning
. One of Zee's friends here in SD is in discussions with me to start hiring me on a part time basis to crew her Bob Perry designed La Fitte. What a gorgeous boat. Love it. Really hoping that works out and have had a blast helping her get her website up and running for her new charter
I hope I get to meet some of you out there someday. Regardless of wether or not you choose to be part of my documentary.