Originally Posted by Talelajo
A few more tips:
... 4. You'll get over the fashion thing. I dumped lots of linen, some lovely riding boots and a drop-dead gorgeous leather skirt when I moved on a boat, don't even miss them one bit. Living aboard
is so worth it. The longer you do it, the less you'll worry about this. Really. Do keep any cute tees and the yoga pants that make your butt look good.
Tks for all the tips and critical thinking, Talelajo. I suppose, you hit the nail on the head
After living on land (probably too long for more than 1 1/2 decade) I am spoilt by that "fashion thing"... and probably the expectations from others. Not that I run every Saturday into a shopping
mall to buy clothes. But people living on land take lots of care how they look. And if one lives in a big city as I do with nearby 2 million this thinking is present everywhere. And as I am settled for now in one of the most rich European countries it's omni-present.
It feels great to get all the input... as I get remembered the real spirit of boat people. What counts is skills (and not talking) even its about "cloth storage". What counts is the boat (its substance and well maintained condition to have a safe time on high seas) and its professionally handling and maintenance
All that crap we are spoilt daily on land unconciously by TV and street advertising, with an egocentric habit of selfishness to be (or to become) this or that, let get one a foggy thinking in brain not seeing what is relevant. I always loved the "simplifying life" on a boat. Reduced to the real essense of surviving safely (and hereby enjoying the time under sails).
But fairly no need for self lying. Boat people are selfish in their own way, too. Its kind of egoistically too to buy or build a boat and to live a life on high seas, far away from all that skinky noise
we experience mostly on land in the steadily growing mega cities. Kind of escape maybe. But so it is and its OK.
All your comments helped me a lot to get a clear mind over weekend. The boat I get the chance to buy is this one you see in the video... I must make soon a decision as the owner has the urgent need to sell it because of health
Still some small details must be cleared with the broker/owner... but in tendency I would say: the problem "lack of space on a racing
trimaran" can be handled. At least with compromises to enjoy and get the benefit from what a Trimaran makes it: speed and potential distances of 280-410 nm / 24 h.
Not to forget: there is still the option to sell the boat in 2-3 years and buy a bigger trimaran. (Rec.:
for a 72 foot Tri is already done which would be the "non plus ultra", the perfect solution. But thats another story and too early for now to talk in details about.)
There is a saying: Better start now (and small) than never and waiting forever.
I have a good feeling with a 40 Foot Trimaran, its the right size to start from. A 50 foot Trimaran would already be too big (and the racing
versions are in a very different range of budget