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View Poll Results: How do you finance your cruising?
I finance day to day / port to port. 4 7.27%
I have a FT or PT business. 6 10.91%
I get regular employment wherever I go. 1 1.82%
I saved money to do this and will return to land life. 17 30.91%
I'm just your typical retiree who gets their check. 19 34.55%
I'm a rich basturd who doesn't worry about cash. 8 14.55%
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:16   #46
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Where are these "clandestine replies?" One person in post #4 said it was a very personal question, but everyone else has given answers.
You who have given no explain at all, only riddles.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:17   #47
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"and WILL return to land life" is what threw me. If that was worded less absolute (or left out altogether), I may have caught on faster.

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Very personal question.
I happen to think this is a good thread. If you believe it is too personal than don't answer. Don't know why you even responded?
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:43   #49
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You who have given no explain at all, only riddles.
....and here I thought that I was explaining more about how I manage fulltime liveaboard cruising than what would have resulted by checking a box. I must be weak today with my communication skills to be thought of a posting riddles. I'll try again to present some clear steps indentifying how someone like myself with a mediocre income manages early retirement and fulltime cruising. Nothing clandestine, convoluted, twisted,- no riddles, 'just a focused plan that worked for me and my family.

1. I set my goal for living on a sailboat when I was twelve.
2. I kept meager savings for this goal, but still left college in debt.
3. I married an awesome woman who I managed to infect with the plan
4. We financed a small boat as a liveaboard while both working.
5. We never took on ownership of houses, real estate, etc.
6. We put funds into retirement savings from a young age.
7. We cruised with our two children on a 33' boat for 13 years
8. We bought a used 41' as our children kept growing
9. We continued aboard for well over 40 yrs. spending less than earned
10. We drove cheap cars for work & have had no cars since 2002.

Sure, I could say that I fulltime cruise by retirement income, but that short answer would not be informative. The short answer would be the riddle!
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:56   #50
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Sure, I could say that I fulltime cruise by retirement income, but that short answer would not be informative. The short answer would be the riddle!
No, you transitioned through different plateaus of life, but the patterns are still there. Those patterns would naturally be covered by sailors who are similar to you and answering the question depending on what life period they are in. So, given where you are in life right now, retirement is a very valid answer.

thanks.

Wish we could have included an age variable. So far, the survey is confirming a few things that were covered in Beth's book.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:40   #51
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No..........

..........................................Wish we could have included an age variable. So far, the survey is confirming a few things that were covered in Beth's book.

No? You must be monkeying around with me! LOL You ask for clarification from me and you come back with "No"?

So, how about solving another riddle. You have referred to "Beth's book". This has not come up in this thread. Are you speaking of Beth Leonard? What's the relationship to the poll?

Please don't continue to think that I'm being obtuse or working against your purpose. As I said earlier, I'm all for the poll and openly sharing information.
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No? You must be monkeying around with me! LOL You ask for clarification from me and you come back with "No"?
Im swashing any doubt your offering of retirement answer wasn't useful? Are you having a nervous breakdown?? Can I buy you a banana-beer?

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So, how about solving another riddle. You have referred to "Beth's book". This has not come up in this thread. Are you speaking of Beth Leonard? What's the relationship to the poll?
The poll stands on its own. My own thoughts as I read this is all. Just seeing part of the pattern of how people are financing themselves in this lifestyle. And more importantly, the people that don't. Read the book.
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Im swashing any doubt your offering of retirement answer wasn't useful? Are you having a nervous breakdown?? Can I buy you a banana-beer?

The poll stands on its own. My own thoughts as I read this is all. Just seeing part of the pattern of how people are financing themselves in this lifestyle. And more importantly, the people that don't. Read the book.
Which book?
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The Voyager's Handbook: The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising: Beth Leonard: 9780071437653: Amazon.com: Books
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Im swashing any doubt your offering of retirement answer wasn't useful?.................. Read the book.
Thanks,- I'm fine. 'and thanks for identifying what you meant by the book.

Now, I have to continue exposing my limitations. "Swashing"? Is this "splashing with water"? That's the best I come up with on a google search. Does that mean my "offering of retirement answer" was or was not useful?
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Does that mean my "offering of retirement answer" was or was not useful?
it was useful.
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The proposed categories are in the eye if the beholder. One person's savings is another person's windfall.


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Jeez Monkey… you are sounding very GPP…

I thought Captain Force gave the Forum, experienced and well considered replies as did colemj, smj, Wyoming.

Doodles offers that we only answer based on what we are doing now….

Ok even if I did that I could easily and truthfully check 4 of the 6 boxes assuming that one day my knees will give out and I will have to go back to land.

Successful sailors are by definition often dynamic in their lifestyle and how they finance that lifestyle cannot be forced into the pigeon- holes of wannabes or book writers.

So thanks Captain Force for your great and patient answers…. I get it!
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Successful sailors are by definition often dynamic in their lifestyle and how they finance that lifestyle cannot be forced into the pigeon- holes of wannabes or book writers.
Only in your own narcissistic, delusional mind I am sure
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The poll results don't seem to match comments posted in the various budget threads. In those threads lots of people say they don't know their budget, or that even having a budget is a waste of time because it can not be determined. From this it appears a lot more people fall into the "rich bastard" category than is being admitted.
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