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Old 26-02-2015, 18:28   #151
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Re: Is it possible to live aboard a boat with no money (no income)?

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It all comes down to your desires. There is definately freedom in desiring less. Another big one is kids, I basically retired at 38 because I choose not to have children. Always wanting more or bigger is the prison cell, I certainly still suffer from that infliction although I try to be less a addict. Everything comes at a cost, I sold half my business at 38 ( half the income ) But I cruise in a 33 foot and often have larger boat envy, on the other hand the last 7 yeasts of cruising have been amazing something I certainly don't regret. When you have a choice to make calculate the cost ( not just monetary) and decide whether your willing to pay it. There's no right or wrong, just consequences you have to live with.

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Thanks weavis. Just watched the first episode. Love it. Bang on.

... Scary that I see myself in a lot of the examples
I am scared too.
Really scared.
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Old 26-02-2015, 18:39   #152
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Re: Is it possible to live aboard a boat with no money (no income)?

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LOL



There is a TV program in the UK called Grumpy old men.
I laugh at myself when I see it.
I love it...

Yes that is a great show but of course I like it because I that is my character has been in most episodes.
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Old 26-02-2015, 19:54   #153
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Re: Is it possible to live aboard a boat with no money (no income)?

Grandpa said "Doing trumps Having".

At 24 go for it.
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Old 27-02-2015, 08:27   #154
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Re: Is it possible to live aboard a boat with no money (no income)?

There are things people do for other people ... for money, that, with the internet require NO DIRECT contact in the process.

One thing comes to mind is drafting. There are people, such as engineers and surveyors who know their work, but lack in drafting skills(computer drafting skills).

These engineers and surveyors might pay $50 to $100, or more to draft projects.

THE CLIENT couldn't care less if you're sitting at a desk in his office, across town, in a marina or sailing past the Statue of Liberty.

It's not even important to have the internet, except when you need to transfer data or finished products.

There are other ideas, which I'm sure many can chime in on.

Some will require acquired skills. others will require education.

Find out what you can do to earn a living regardless of where you are ... and you can do it on a boat.

Maybe you can even earn enough to set up a pension for your older life.
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Re: Is it possible to live aboard a boat with no money (no income)?

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Mike...
It's called a "Drive By Post".
You sign up a new account, post a topic you know will be hot and dramatic in your subject line, and then sit back and watch and have fun as people debate and comment. It happens all the time in the internet. As a moderator on other internet sites, sometimes the same poster (by viewing the IP Address) even argues and attacked himself with different Log-In ID...why....well who the heck knows, its the internet! But I'm sure Obama's take over of the Internet will make it all better...(there how's that for an off topic fling)
I've always suspected that was happening on web forums.
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There are things people do for other people ... for money, that, with the internet require NO DIRECT contact in the process.
Yup. And it pays handsomely. I never directly interact with my clients. No phone calls, and no meetings. All done via e-mail. It's a great thing. My clients never know where I am. And why should they care? The perfect platform for folks like me who wish to cruise & work.

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THE CLIENT couldn't care less if you're sitting at a desk in his office, across town, in a marina or sailing past the Statue of Liberty.
Bingo!

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It's not even important to have the internet, except when you need to transfer data or finished products.
Almost, and that may be true for some. Having 24/7 Net availability actually is a necessity for my business.

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There are other ideas, which I'm sure many can chime in on.
Yup.

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Some will require acquired skills. others will require education.
Both.

To the OP, $25K washes away quickly. You're now very young. If this is not simply a "drive-by" nonsense post, then it is the perfect time for you to hit the books, get the degree, fine tune how you can set up an Internet business, and then go sailing. Life will be much better when you can sail and never worry about money. Being a hopeful gypsy in an old boat is putting your fate into the flip of a coin.
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Old 27-02-2015, 19:04   #157
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Re: Is it possible to live aboard a boat with no money (no income)?

Look up Lynn and Larry pardy videos books... Book titled champagne cruising in a beer budget or something like that. Lots of ways to live inexpensive. Good luck
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Re: Is it possible to live aboard a boat with no money (no income)?

xJeepx...there's a Russian guy who sailed a SanJuan 24 from San Fran to Hawaii,, then back to SF..then left to sail to Samoa..n he reached there..Very little gear..It's not the usual story, but it is instructive. Facebook: Rimas Meleshyus..its not that you should do that..but shows that the boat is capable of the voyage...
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