just buy a boat, start preparing it for a tip.. see how far ye get. mebbe buy another aready ready, start fixing it up. see how you feel then. it took me from 1990 when i bouht my first project
boat, to 2011, when i finally had enough work done on this formosa
to get it out of sd bay--but the threat of an eviction--i had 2 boats on moorings, bylaws state thou shalt only have one mooring
for one boat..LOL... i got out o dodge--prolly wasnt "ready" lol--that is a joke--READY!!?? RODLMAO. READY.
what is READY!!??
is easy to get work done outside of usa--less pricey, less fuss, less balderdash from wannabe designers who are truly only workerbees...
READY is a state of mind invented by those who havent the ability nor motivation to loosen the docklines an go. is truly an easy event. no, that last coat of varnish
was superfluous.unnecessary. is only a task to keep the boat at dock
doesnt take much except the desire to shuck it all an just go.
it helps if the boat floats. helps if sails
havent been shredded yet. that will come, trust me..LOL and it willbe FUN!!!(bring along spare tarps..LOL)
also helps if the thru hull
fittings dont leak ..good mine didnt--yet..LOL
there are important things to finish and unimportant things that can be done much easier on the road, as it were.
we are fortunate today to have places along the routes we travel wherein there are parts
, labor and haulout yards--in th e forgotten past, there used to be nothing for ever---mebbe some carening coves and wharves, mebbe a sandy beach--and copper cladding the wood hulls...did the folks sailing long ago worry about ready with varnish
on wood?? hellno. swab those decks. raise those sails
. get out of dodge.
ok now what do we tell our worrying families?? i have a momma who wants to know every where her baby is--i am first born--i have to assuage momma's poor baby loving nerves. i bought spot tracker. momma is now happy.
when do ye tell em youre leaving safety
of port and land???? yo KNOW family has the impression i wrote about above--so when DO ye tell em you are going out into the untamed ea with hurrycames all around and monsters in the bermuda
triangle and horrific deaths at sea????
lol...after ye leave and spot is tracking ye??? only if you have a sat fone....("hi, ma--i am sailing the world--i didnt tell ye before because i thought the idea would kill ye")..
before, so they can chain your boat to dock
and hold a wailing session?? dont think so
(might be a lil overstated, but ye get the idea?)
i am glad i trained my momma to know her baby is always in harm's way--she doesnt worry in public so much--mebbe it was my working as a flag person at sporty car racing--standing in the freeway waving a flag is as smart as sailing solo without a tether....but it worked. mebbe it was my wrking in bad neighborhoods i was taught to remain out of that got momma a lil numbed--dont know-i didnt ask her, yet...LOL
mebbe take some family out to dinner and have a good chat about the situation then begin in earnest?
mebbe buy the boat then speak your mind?? i dont know--no one in my family ever told me not to do these fun things i do. i do what i feel like doing--forget the approval factor. yes i WAS raised right, but i learned, in my family, brought up to have been a freeking princess, that sailing was fun. i had to escape my grand mother(momma's momma) to do this in the first place--'t'aint no biggie if i dont have APPROVAL--
how do you guys all train momma to rest well when you sail in deep water
and i really dont give a hang about popular opinion. what did the pioneers do when they wanted to go to kali from baahhhstahn???
they WILL get over it--send a lot of pictures of the fun stuff, some of the bad stuff, folks will come to being jealous in open instead of in private and you will hear more positive responses when you finally do write home.
do set up a site that can incorporate the tracking device's resultsand some words from you to them, and they will be very very quiet as they watch for news from ye and tell all their friends how brave you are to go to sea and "looky what i got today!!! pix of the trip--wow aint it great!!""
lol you would be amazed at how fast the nay sayers conform once your mind is made up. what can they do, chain your boat to dock????
are their words going to affect your fun and adventure???(doubt it)
so- do it--keep them apprised of each step--even if it takes a loong time--and keep on keeping on.