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View Poll Results: Number one reason you have not sailed away yet??
Money 94 40.52%
Kids too young or dont want to go 20 8.62%
Spouse says: NO WAY 20 8.62%
Career plans in the way 30 12.93%
Cannot sell house to pay for it 7 3.02%
Fear of unknown 3 1.29%
Other 58 25.00%
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Old 28-10-2010, 22:59   #121
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Many might not find a category designated for them in the poll. What about those that have "sailed away"? I think there are a good number of them on this site!
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Old 28-10-2010, 23:00   #122
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Ahoy shipmates, don't bother trying to convince anyone else to go with you, do it alone!!! I did it and after 9 months at sea, no marinas, just anchorages next to tropical islands and huge right hand surf breaks, I have never been happier or felt more alive. It's so easy, buy the cheapest boat that will float you there and go!
If you need some crew just advertise on one of the many crew wanted sites, works fine.
There have been lots of , but they are all just dim memeories now. Smaller is better!
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Sounds like the life! Despite also having suffered some of those “"insurmountable problems and equipment failures" I am hoping I am not too far behind you in the voyage. Glad also to see you were clear of the Tsunami.
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Old 28-10-2010, 23:05   #123
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I have a "Family" I CANT get rid of... Yet ;-)
Spring is set for Departure to Seas unknown ...
Anyone want a Woman.. Cheep/Free... :-0
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Old 29-10-2010, 04:17   #124
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I have a "Family" I CANT get rid of... Yet ;-)
Spring is set for Departure to Seas unknown ...
Anyone want a Woman.. Cheep/Free... :-0
I'd rather take the boat! (no offence to your woman lol)
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Old 29-10-2010, 20:30   #125
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There is an exercise I suggest everyone take to help them a bit on deciding.......step back and look around you, look at what everyone else considers important, where their priorities are, it is scary
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Old 30-10-2010, 10:25   #126
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i have unsurmountable failures on my boat but they are almost fixed....then i leave, taking the rest of my insurmountable failures along with me for repair at a later date.
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Old 30-10-2010, 22:33   #127
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Bugger, I have no coffee at home, but do have an un-opened jar on the boat. If I was a bit closer I would invite you over for a cupper.

Otherwise your situation sounds a lot like mine. There is nothing that major to be done that I can’t go and it looks like I am off tomorrow for another of those short trips at sea.
NSW Australia - now there's a great place on the planet to be cruising. and wonderful countries close by to make a passage to see. you need to get out there too!
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Old 01-11-2010, 16:13   #128
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If I had insisted on waiting for someone to go with me, I would have done very little sailing. If the right crew comes along, wunerful , but don;t plan on it.
I hear Australia is one of the most bureaucratically hostile cruising destinations in the Pacific. No thanks!
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Old 01-11-2010, 17:08   #129
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Yachty bashing!!!?

The Johnny Howard liberal government threw huge amounts of money at border security and refugee bashing, this won him an election a few terms ago.

So the customs and immigration people got lots of extra powers and money. As a consequence they exercise them (bureaucrats never give up anything they have gained), on the only vulnerable visitors to Australia, Yachties and illegal immigrants and boat people.

Any other country can be just as unpleasent if you get on the wrong side of them, it's just all new to these services and they follow the rule book as laid down by the law makers in parliment. The customs officials are all really nice people underneath, like all us Aussies?
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There is an exercise I suggest everyone take to help them a bit on deciding.......step back and look around you, look at what everyone else considers important, where their priorities are, it is scary

My wife is pissed that I have all these boxes under my pooter desk.. its ALL I plan on taking with me when i make my Escape.. If it DONT fit in my truck. it AINT going. Im dedicated to Stream lining my existence and making it SIMPLE.. Theres a ton of Photo albums and other usles junk all going in the trash with THIS Life.

If i dont Kill myself before hand..

This depressing Hell hole is causing me to Lose me sence of Humer.. the only thing between me and Total Madness.. :-/
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i have unsurmountable failures on my boat but they are almost fixed....then i leave, taking the rest of my insurmountable failures along with me for repair at a later date.
The only truly insurmountable failure on a boat is something that leaves the boat at the bottom of the ocean

A man jumped off a bridge and right before he hit the water he realized that the only mistake in his life that could not be over come was the one he just made".....
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Re: Living Your Dream

Ok ok ok, I know this is an old thread, I get it, but I like it. One gets inspiration from many places. One of mine came from Christina Aguilara in the movie Burlesque. When asked why she left the little town she called home, her characters reply was, "I looked around and didn't see anyone's life I wanted, so I split."
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