We've just recently crossed a new line and it promotes the idea of successfully cruising without great expense. The "line" is not the equator or prime meridian and not a path to an exotic port-o-call, but a line that became apparent to me while looking at the prices of some beautiful cruising boats marketed in the Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor areas of Mount Desert Island, Maine
,- 'beautifull "hard candy" boats for big money
. By my best accounting Nancie and I have now cruised for a greater number of miles than the purchase price
in US dollars for our boat. I know this does not include the refits, new rigging
, repowering, sail replaements, etc, but it's still a "line" that I propose as a possibility.