Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 28-01-2012, 09:32   #76
Registered User
deckofficer's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Northern and Southern California
Boat: too many
Posts: 4,197
Images: 4
Re: Is Family Cruising Dead ?

Originally Posted by JoeDiver View Post
That's what I'm counting on. I'm still 20 years from retirement, but hopefully when I'm ready to buy my retirement world cruiser....the timing will be just right and I'll get quite the bang for my buck.
So when I kick the bucket along with my fellow baby boomers and my family has zero interest in sailing, you, 20 years down the road will benefit. Wish I was 20 years younger because I have a hunch you both are correct, when the boomers set their final sheet, the next generation will see a glut of great boats cheap.

USCG Unlimited Tonnage Open Ocean (CMA)
deckofficer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-01-2012, 05:18   #77
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Panama
Boat: home built,48' try
Posts: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to sailor sage
Re: Is Family Cruising Dead ?

Sailor sage call sign: MP00013521 skype: sage.million
greetings the S/V salvor111 was decommissioned and parts sold off in hawaii last year. I was in Thailand last year, I spent time with cruising families that raft up in groups of several boats, I spent four days as shipwright in this group. every night the women would congregate to one of the larger boats to cook for the rat fleet and do women things, another boat had all the children doing home Schooling, on another boat men where doing the smoking cigars? and drinking what ever they made in the bilge. on the vessel I was staying, a heated debate was going on about how unsafe it was for families to sail around america with children. and all the legal things that plague cruising families. long story short, I think there is your answer why you don't see families cruising around america. these sailing families are very happy. the children are very strong day break some of the boats head out to find food, seek day employment as I do on the high seas.
this Family is now landlocked in Panama city, Panama. we are doing the backpacking thing and it sucks! my ten year daughter wants on the ocean. we are seeking an old hull to rebuild and live along the canal. a couple of sailing families have told me you can anchor out for free here indefinitely. you only have to pay $5 a day to hit the docks with your skiff. tourist visas are six months, renewing with no questions, Spanish is a must, there are many americans coming and going here. I have found remote bays north of here,but have not been able to get up there except by satellite view.
I am setting up a family cruising site for Panama and Colombia soon please follow the million family on this bog

sailor sage is offline   Reply With Quote

cruising, family

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: VHFs, Offshore Medical Kit, Cruising Guides, Chart Cards, etc. svdreamkeeper Classifieds Archive 0 04-12-2011 17:10
For Sale: Cruising Guides and Sailing Resource Books svdreamkeeper Classifieds Archive 3 23-11-2011 11:24
World Cruising Club at Annapolis Boat Show Hud3 Cruising News & Events 4 13-10-2011 03:55
Best Family Cruiser for BC Coastal Exploring CreekerMom Powered Boats 10 18-09-2011 20:49

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:22.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.