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Old 03-03-2011, 08:03   #1
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Plans in the works, and lots to learn....

I posted this on the Living Aboard Forums and figured I would put it up here too:

I have always dreamed of living aboard a sailboat and have made it my retirement dream. I have decided to bump it up a few years and start before retirement now.

I have been looking at boats, marinas, insurance, repair costs and trying to make sure I have a good idea of all the details. I'm getting there. (By the way, this forum has helped a lot!)

Now, my thing is I'm a hands on kinda girl, and I believe that with a sailboat, like an RV or such, that one should know how to drive it and how it works before owning one. So I'm going to put this out there....

I live on south Vancouver Island and have worked in the trades since I graduated high school (15 years ago)....mostly on boats (just not sailboats) so I have a reasonable skill set and excellent hand skills and mechanical capability (I am not an expert by any means though). What I would like to find is someone who has a sailboat to teach me about sailboats and sailing in exchange for my time and labour on said boat. Kind of like an apprenticeship, only I get paid in knowledge and experience instead of knowledge, experience AND money.

If I never ask, I never get a "yes" answer.
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Old 03-03-2011, 14:55   #2
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Re: Plans in the works, and lots to learn....

Is this offer only extended to people in the Vancouver area

Welcome to CF. I would think with an offer like that, you should not have too much trouble finding a willing partner.
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Re: Plans in the works, and lots to learn....

Well with my day job and all it could be a long commute to most other places for an evening or weekend I'm hoping for a taker as I'd like to buy in the fall and want have a small clue by then. Though I'm learning a whole lot on here!
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