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Old 23-03-2013, 06:48   #511
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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

The most important thing isn't which way of travel is the cheapest, but which suits you the most and which way pleases you the most. That is worth a lot of shoestring. If you are happy, doing without some small luxuries is a lot easier.
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So Zee, why toss the Honda 2000?
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Try taking your sailboat to see the Grand Canyon!

Nothing can compete with its grandness and beauty!

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OMG, another USA-centric comment. Well, it is a USA-centric forum, so I guess it is not unexpected.

If you seriously think that NOTHING can compete, please google Colca Canyon, do them both and then compare and contrast.
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If you seriously think that NOTHING can compete, please google Colca Canyon, do them both and then compare and contrast.
He was talking about what you could see from an RV on a shoestring budget--I don't think you could take an RV from the USA to Peru on a shoestring budget. It is pretty hard and expensive to get around the Darien Gap between Panama and Colombia.
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I don't think you could take an RV from the USA to Peru on a shoestring budget. It is pretty hard and expensive to get around the Darien Gap between Panama and Colombia.
Well, if you weren't USA-centric, you might buy an RV in Lima?
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So Zee, why toss the Honda 2000?
my 10 yr old honda was much abused by me over time--went end over end while in use-engine replaced under warrantee, and finally we had to tap loose the stuck valve--so, now it is so old and sad at being abused, i figgred i would give to my mechanic as he can service and love it in ways i am not able.....
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Gotcha Zee. Makes sense. I have my eye on one of these. I have read, maybe here, that the Yamaha is a better buy in that it's easy to drain the carb. Nice feature.

Is CF USA-centric? Hmm. We seem to have Euro-mods often. Plenty of Asssies and Brits onboard. I think AndyR, the owner, is based in Brazil.

Maybe Merica just has more armchairs with butts in them. Must say, I resemble that altho I have a fuzzy launch date of 4/15, a day of Infamy in the USA.
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He was talking about what you could see from an RV on a shoestring budget--I don't think you could take an RV from the USA to Peru on a shoestring budget. It is pretty hard and expensive to get around the Darien Gap between Panama and Colombia.
I think you need a boat for that.
And c'mon fellas, you can google as much as me, give us the pictures!

This is impressive! but me thinks the GC is more impressive.
Is that all you got outside the USA???
Europe must have something impressive to see?
Bike and Train travel there is quite cheap!


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This is impressive! but me thinks the GC is more impressive.
OF COURSE YOU THINK THAT AND WE KNOW WHY. HOHO!

Is that all you got outside the USA???
IS THAT RHETORICAL, SERIOUS OR JUST MORE USA-CENTRIC TALK?

Europe must have something impressive to see?
I KNOW THEY DO, AS DOES EVERY CONTINENT! EVEN NORTH AMERICA!
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Gotcha Zee. Makes sense. I have my eye on one of these. I have read, maybe here, that the Yamaha is a better buy in that it's easy to drain the carb. Nice feature.

Is CF USA-centric? Hmm. We seem to have Euro-mods often. Plenty of Asssies and Brits onboard. I think AndyR, the owner, is based in Brazil.

Maybe Merica just has more armchairs with butts in them. Must say, I resemble that altho I have a fuzzy launch date of 4/15, a day of Infamy in the USA.
That's true...lol..
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oiy! oiy! oiy!
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My rock is bigger than your rock .

I think CF is US centric in both membership and cruising area - albeit that including the US "backyard" of the Carribean (and Mexico? ).

But it works ok despite that ......probably the CF "play nice rule" plays a part in keeping the exchanges between cultures limited to small arms fire (to use a term that is easily understood by our US cousins ).
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u.s. description of small arms is 9mm Beretta up to and including 81mm mortar. that leaves plenty of wiggle room
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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

All joking aside, isn't cruising about traveling to see things? It isn't about living in a boat, and as cheaply as possible.

If I only had $500/month to live on, I'd live in an RV (a small one, probably one I build myself that gets 50mpg) In the USA the roads are good and without tolls, beautiful national parks are plentiful, the culture is diverse.

Fortunately, one can rent cars, boats, planes, trains, and travel to see far and wide, I wouldn't put all my eggs in one basket.

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Seriously, Nimble, there are interesting things inland, but the most interesting stuff to me is where the land meets the sea, on islands, viewing what is under the water when it is clear, and even offshore. The most interesting people to meet are in these same places, or on other boats. It is more enjoyable to putz along a shoreline under sail, quietly. One of my happiest moments is whenever I first step aboard and leave land behind. So, to each his own.
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