[QUOTE=korrigan;1621122]I do get tired of the people who just say "do it". It was refreshing to read the post from the guy who said that for a lot of people it's not that easy to do. For anyone telling others to do it we should require a complete financial, family
, and what kind of boat disclosure. Most of us are not born with enough money
to just go cruising. We need to earn it somehow and that takes time.
I totally agree Korrigan.
I have a small business that I am depending on to help me finance some cruising trips, and I have tried to supplement my earning capacity while on the boat and on the move by learning
things like fiberglass
repair, simple diesel engine
troubleshooting and maintenance
, basic sail repair, etc. I just purchased a power probe III electrical
diagnostic tool that I am working on learning
the basics to. All these things are possibilities to save money by doing my own work AND possibilities to make a nickel here and there helping other boaters that know only how to reach for their wallet when something goes wrong. I feel confident that I can make it even when my business income
may be zero by falling back on these abilities. Learning scuba
is also an idea that can bring in some cruising bucks in many ways. If you really WANT to go sailing you will find a way.