Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-11-2014, 04:57   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Tzaneen
Boat: none
Posts: 6

I am 47,married and has 2 girls aged 5 and 11 and lives in Tzaneen South Africa.We decided 2 months ago to rid ourselfs off all our debt and go sailing in a few years time once we have saved up enough money and can secure a monthly income.When talking to Ange at International Yacht brokers in Cape Town i was told that it is actually very cheap to life on a boat.We are now looking at buying a mk1 Wildcat 35ft at Port owen. We have now got the estate agent at the house this morning and i am putting my one shop in Tzaneen up for sale to buy a boat.When doing the maths i realized my debt is what is killing my dreams so i am saving a small fortune by living on the boat.Once i get my training and feel confident i will do the South african coast for a year or 3 and then take the plunge and do a crossing.
What started of as a 4year plan has quickly escalated over the last month.I will be asking a lot of questions over the next couple of months.
I just have to point out that i have zero sailing experience but did work for e few months on a commercial fishing boat many moons ago.
dawie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2014, 05:05   #2
Senior Cruiser
GordMay's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 36,073
Images: 241

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, dawie.
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"

GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I'm a new wannabee on the forum! Rsmith3 Our Community 8 18-03-2014 08:43
Hello from a Newby Wannabee Dayton49 Meets & Greets 7 31-05-2011 21:46
Wannabee Questions jtrapper Powered Boats 9 01-12-2010 16:24
Long Time Sailor, wannabee cruiser ARGold Meets & Greets 8 03-12-2008 14:29
Hello from new member/first time mono owner/wannabee sailor The Vanguard Meets & Greets 4 09-07-2008 13:19

Advertise Here

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:01.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.