Ok, I have a few questions for living aboard
in the Caribbean
, island hopping etc. This is for the future, (time for a cringe worthy sap story) right now I'm in highschool, but I live in Florida
right on the beach, and my life since I was a little baby has been revolving around the ocean, I must have sailed the Caribbean
ships at least 50 times (my mom works for RCCL so I go with her on buisness trips). But every time I go, all I think is, "dang I wish instead of just relaxing looking at the water
doing nothing, I was contributing and actually sailing". So basically I crave that sailors life, on a sail boat, sailing the ocean (Caribbean sea? whatever) for the better part of my life, but here we run into a problem, MONEY
everything costs money
, so I'm going to be on an extreme budget
if I'm going to do this.
btw I'm probably going to be with 2 other people.
1.A boat, what kind of sail boat would you recommend for me? I can't buy a $120,000 vessel, but I don't want a crappy cheap
one, it needs to hold 3 people,
etc. I was thinking a Cape Dory
33 since the older vessels are cheaper.
2.Food, I'm going to try to catch fish
, however as we all know, there isn't a 100% of me catching a fish
every time I cast out, so I'm wondering how much basic foods, (beans, rice, and assorted veggies etc.) are going to cost from local markets.
I'm going to try and be as frugal as possible, anchoring offshore
, making my own power etc. but money doesn't last forever.
Also how am I not going to get sick of my friends after being out at sea for years with them?