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Old 12-08-2014, 15:50   #1111
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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

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Here's a Canadian fellow, David Welsford. I'm pretty sure he's in the $500 a month group! Very well done video as well.
I think this guy has his head in the right place.
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Old 13-08-2014, 10:36   #1112
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I agree 100%, but w1651 is installing electric drive - a mistake for anyone not plugging in regularly. Definitely not the way to be self sufficient.

There isn't enough space on his boat for the panels needed to achieve a small range under electric as well as charge the house bank.

I'm just going to use the electric drive for in and outof harbors, marinas, or tight situations if they pop up. Other then that the sails will be out catching wind.
It seems the people with the 500,000 dollar or higher priced stink pots cannot appreciate the skill that is used and needed when sailing into my marina. Who would have guessed that.
Anyway I still can't believe how big their eyes got the first time I did it. Looked like a bunch of owls.
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:49   #1113
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How do you guys get your pendants? Do you buy at the port or get a kit from the store before you leave?
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Old 10-09-2014, 15:22   #1114
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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

Are you referring to courtesy flags?
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Yes I mean courtesy flags
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I have kids. I get that things change. But I still think newish sailors should have to know some sailing history, know **** from shinola, and have some sense of wot is wot.
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I think they should also know how to spell.
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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

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I have kids. I get that things change. But I still think newish sailors should have to know some sailing history, know **** from shinola, and have some sense of wot is wot.
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I think they should also know how to spell.
Thread drift alert...

I have a 16 y/o - I recently watched a documentary on Neflix called "Teenage" - if you have teens or ever were a teen you should have a look.

It basically comments on every generation of teen since 1900. Guess what? We are all the same. This generation is no different than us.

I just wish I knew then what I know now. I woulda got a boat at 16 and left over the horizon... With that start living on $500 a month is a no brainer.

(see how I cleverly got back on topic - LOL)
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Actually, after raising kids, putting them through college, weddings, giving them a nest egg to start their new lives, all I have left now is to live on a boat for $500 dollars a month.
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I sold my kids and wife so I could go sailing.
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I sold my kids and wife so I could go sailing.
I find that very sad
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Why sad? Did YOU buy em?
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I sold my kids and wife so I could go sailing.
Like....
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I sold my kids and wife so I could go sailing.
I tend to buy them as I go..
tho' I did get gifted a lovely hand made collection for most of the Caribe.. she used to knock them up as they went along from a bag of offcuts.. but they'd done the 'Atlantic Circle' for two years and it was time to head home.. settle down and do the babies, family thing..
But... as you've flogged the missus.. yer booga'd..
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