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Old 07-10-2013, 10:39   #16
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Re: Youngest full-time cruisers?

Lets talk about something more on most of our minds; whats the oldest full time cruiser you know of?

Sorry for the drift.
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We are 27 and are younger than most. I don't think you won't feel young as a cruiser until you are well off in your 60's
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Lets talk about something more on most of our minds; whats the oldest full time cruiser you know of? Sorry for the drift.
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Re: Youngest full-time cruisers?

My wife and I are 35 and 39 we always seem to be the youngest when we sail, we leave for the Med next June then the Atlantic the following year or so, however because of what we enjoy we have as much fun with 50/60 somthings as we do people our own age had many a good hang over!-)
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Re: Youngest full-time cruisers?

From my limited experience there seem to be lots of older 60s, 70s out there and quite a few younger 20s and 30s. What I do not see too much of are the 40s, 50s.

I think the younger folks go before they have the 2.3 kids and the 6 figure debt. The older folks have BTDT and have finally gotten the kids out of the house and are living debt free.
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We got to liveaboard in our mid-40s. Had kids fairly young and got them out fairly early. Not cruising yet though, just living aboard and doing local trips around FL and Bahamas. Need a few more years of work before we cruise. Hoping by the time we hit 50!
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Yea, 70 and finally have kids out of the house? At 30 I barely have enough energy for my toddler...50? Forget that

32 has always been the cutoff point for me having kids, out of the house by 50.
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We don't have kids yet just decided that every time we were at work we thought about the boat every time we are at home we thought about being on the boat hated leaving the boat on a Sunday we got sick of just having 2 weeks to get as far as possible only to have to return a week into our holiday, selling business and renting house out and going!!
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Re: Youngest full-time cruisers?

So the blog collection the Monkey's Fist just released a post on Young Cruisers.

From reading all of the cruising blogs I can find there are certainly some out there in your wife's age range. Some of the ones I follow are Katie & Jessie and You, Me and the D.

She will be in the minority but she won't be alone.

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Re: Youngest full-time cruisers?

32 and 27 checking in. We leave for full time two weeks from today. Will be in the Sea of Cortez area for the next year and then...?

There's a couple on the dock here that are your age and plan on leaving next year-ish.

Word on the street is that there are plenty of young people cruising in the S. Pacific/Asia. I think one of the girls on Delos is 18 or 19?
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So the blog collection the Monkey's Fist just released a post on Young Cruisers. From reading all of the cruising blogs I can find there are certainly some out there in your wife's age range. Some of the ones I follow are Katie & Jessie and You, Me and the D. She will be in the minority but she won't be alone. Fair winds, Jesse
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Re: Youngest full-time cruisers?

When we left our life in NYC I was 28 and my boyfriend 30. We're JUST about ready to leave for our Caribbean cruise the beginning of November (waiting out the worst of hurricane season). We have been living aboard full time since February and we have met only one other couple who is in our age range, two other couples who are mid 30s/early 40's and everyone else has been much older. We still have great fun, but it is nice to hang with people your own age every once in a while too. When you are cruising age isn't what bonds you, it really is your sense of adventure.

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So the blog collection the Monkey's Fist just released a post on Young Cruisers.

From reading all of the cruising blogs I can find there are certainly some out there in your wife's age range. Some of the ones I follow are Katie & Jessie and You, Me and the D.

She will be in the minority but she won't be alone.

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I meant to write a post for that topic but got too busy with preparations to leave!
You know it's never too late, Kelley!
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