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Old 23-05-2011, 20:12   #1531
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Re: Cruising on $500 per Month . . .

Me too!
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Old 23-05-2011, 21:19   #1532
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Very nice boat! I love it.
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Old 23-05-2011, 21:58   #1533
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I am completely gutting and rebuilding the interior, not only redesigning, but useing exotic woods I have been collecting. There will be alot more bright work on deck as well as a few rig twesks
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Yes very nice Wolfenzee.
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What I am doing with my boat is proof that you can do alot and/or get alot out of a boat with out much money. It is those that have more money than time that end up paying huge amounts for their boat, the paradox here is that people in this category can not really find much time to cruise and those that try and emulate them end up spending all their time working to pay for their hyper-expensive boats. The bad economy has put alot of boats on the market really cheap, even for those that are recovering economically, the scare is enough to make them want to "liquidate"their "toys". It is not hard to find a 30' cruising boat in good condition with all the bells and whistles for $10-$15,000 less if you look around. Regardless of condition keep in mind most boats are designed with the "family of four weekend coastal sailors" in mind so there will always be some degree of modification for live aboard and/or extended cruising. My boat was designed for no frills single handed cruising, when finished I will have made the interior more spacious as well as space efficient and pleasing to the eye as well the rig a bit more kindly.
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2. Please post more pics of Leslie and Jackie...
Haha Yeah right! I would like to see more photos of Leslie and Jackie!
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They need to update the swimsuits though ... bit dated.
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About Moitessier,

there are some controversy about the iconic sailor in France, as time passed by and as usual with legend...some of his relatives may have a different experience of his way of life, some as...his wife and children that might not have the same ideallic view of his way of life...
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I reached a major milestone today -- exactly one more year before I leave to see the world from the deck of a small sailboat. June 1, 2012...regardless of what I think the boat still needs; regardless of how much money I've managed to save from now until then.

I bought my 1962 28' Pearson Triton for $500.00 in 1999 and spent 1.5 years and about $7,000 on a major refit, including new and used sails, a 9 HP outboard, new standing rigging, etc. I'm finishing up a second refit to prepare her for crossing oceans -- reduced cockpit volume, extra fresh water storage, watertight compartments, servo-pendulum self-steering wind vane. Electronics and electrical: 80 watt solar panel, deep cycle 12 volt battery, all LED lights (cabin and navigation; retrofitted existing fixtures with LED bulbs), handheld VHF, 2 handheld GPSs). No engine (have sculling oar). Cooking and heating: single-burner gimballed kerosene stove and three kerosene lamps (will mostly be cruising temperate climates).

I'm going simple and small, but I'm going. And it'll be on a little less than 500.00 a month, because that's all I'll have. I've waited 30 years to do this, and June 1, 2012 is the date of departure.

P.S. On a positive note, I'm pretty sure I'm finally going to lose this extra 20 pounds I've been carrying around for the last ten years!
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Yep, you can pick the difference between the Mono sailors and the cat sailors and food budget don't have anything to do with it. The motion of the boat alone will get you trim and fit.




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1973 Parker Dawson Center Cockpit sailboat for sale in Florida can anyone tell me if with sailboat can cruise the caribeam or even the atlantic from USA to Spain? Thanks, Whcih upgrades minimum I nedd?
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Much better! Thanks.

And thanks for leaving Goprisko out ... he should understand.
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yes a very interesting anchor set up,i do like the sturdy bow rollers,ideal for a bowsprit setup like that.
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Ha ha.

I've got to get off this computer right now! Gonna try and get the Yanmar running. I've procrastinated for much too long. Wonder how much fuel it would take to circumnavigate by hugging the shoreline? More or less than $500 mo?
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