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Old 22-03-2013, 17:16   #496
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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

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"a little tricky" ?? The hover damn might be a little bit in the way, which btw, is another incredible thing to see! And heck it is really only with an airplane you get THIS kinda of view, those RV'rs are missing it.
Yes that would be a bit** to get over by sailboat. By Kayak is still doable. Though not by me now. Maybe 30 years ago...
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Old 22-03-2013, 17:22   #497
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I have every intention of living dirt cheap and not breaking any rules. I'm pretty sure what you need the most of is common sense and patience, and the cheap living will follow
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Nothing can compete with its grandness and beauty!

You have to be kidding
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I have every intention of living dirt cheap and not breaking any rules. I'm pretty sure what you need the most of is common sense and patience, and the cheap living will follow
Well yeah but... You are subsistence fishing and catch a snook but it's not quite snook season or fish is a tad too long or short. Give it some thought while I clean and eat it.
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Nothing can compete with its grandness and beauty!

You have to be kidding
Indeed.
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Indeed.
Thanks to a FB friend (also CF member) who posted this recently on that no good FB, I know it's Horsehead Nebula. :-)
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FB is our friend. Like the govt, it's here to help.
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oooh the horsehead nebula! great pic! is that the hubble scope photo? o no, now I have to find a boat big enough for my meade 16" lx 200gps telescope. thats gonna leave a dent in the wallet
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I admit that getting a sailboat over the rapids in the Colorado river (the river thats at the bottom of the grand canyon), might be a little tricky. But it would be a interesting kayak trip for sure... Though probably easier going down river then up.... So right back at ya
Could probably get a multihull in there...
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Indeed.
pfft, just a fake graphic from nasa, it doesn't look like that, in any case you aren't going to see it from your sailboat!

THIS you get to see it live in person by RV:

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THIS you get to see it live in person by RV:
but to really experiance it you need a boat. something barrel shaped might be best.........
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First selling the cabin and moving to Florida is just smart (as I sit looking out at the snow). Buying a used boat and fixing it up when you are working isn't very risky. You can either bailout and take a small loss, mostly on the labor you put in it; continue to live in a marina and enjoy weekend cruising; or untie and take the big trip. You will build your sailing skills faster that you think. While there is a lot to learn this stuff isn't plasma physics.
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By the way, one big advantage of wooden sailboats was that they were biodegradable. At the end boatyards used to strip everything of value and then chop them up into bits to feed the wood stove during the winter. I once wintered over in my boat near a boatbuilder, and all winter long I fed bits of mahogany into my little woodstove--it made the whole marina smell good when the stove was going.
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Here's how I Travel on the cheap! Kinda hard to vacume when everything is bolted down though.

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btdt both rv and sailboat, and some power boat. did canyons and lakes and saw niagra falls and american falls, flagged formula 1 racing and had a wonderful life while raising my kid sola.
is cheaper to sail and visit places than any of the other ways and i get to play with dolphins.......
nyaah nyaah
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