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Old 22-07-2007, 15:48   #1
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big dreams, fairly modest budget, a common theme

so far this is the best forum i have found to learn about the ins and outs of sailing, but i am curious if there is one that is specifically dedicated to blue water/live aboard for as cheap as possible?

my intentions, as most i would imagine, are to see the world on my own time and to spend virtually nothing. hahhahah, the problem is ill die trying no matter what anyone says. i would like to minimize spending on the actual boat and goodies so i can take 2 motorcycles and a jet ski with me, not just one motorcycle, hence my query as to a specifically budget oriented forum. i have no interest in suffering naysayers, having accomplished my fair share of the impossible in plenty of other areas in life, but i am realistic about how complicated it all is, and how much work it must take. i have no experience with sailboats, just the water and powerboats, and racing motorcycles. thats about it, i plan on continuing to devour every word about sailing i can find.

another stupid question to end with, are there boats that are more hybrid oriented, as in sail/motor...? if so, what are they called?

thanks in advance for tips and information and such
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Old 22-07-2007, 17:22   #2
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another stupid question to end with, are there boats that are more hybrid oriented, as in sail/motor...? if so, what are they called?
Motorsailer! Imagine that! Plenty of different variations on a theme. Stick around here long enough and you'll get the drift of all the jargon.

Welcome aboard endlos. Looking forward to following your adventures.
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Old 22-07-2007, 21:59   #3
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Welcome aboard. Some people will not even take a bike on board because of the rusting due to salt water, others swear by them.

What you are asking for can be done but at what budget and what speed? If you are going to stay at a place for 3 days and then move 20 to 40 miles to the next, one speed does not really matter for a 1 year or more cruise.

Planing is 1/2 the fun.
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Boating and $nuthin$ is an oxymoron.
Don't want to burst your bubble but unless you want to sponge off others charity you will have to have some capital.
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... are there boats that are more hybrid oriented, as in sail/motor...? if so, what are they called?
Here’s a few sites discussing hybrid "Motor-Sailers":

Motorsailers & Motorsailing ~ by Guillermo Gefaell, Naval Engineer
Motorsailers & Motorsailing

What's a Motorsailer? ~ several authors’ opinions
What's a Motorsailer?

The Motor-Sailer ~ by Trevor Bolt (Yacht Designer)
The Motorsailer
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i have no interest in suffering naysayers, having accomplished my fair share of the impossible in plenty of other areas in life, but i am realistic about how complicated it all is, and how much work it must take. i have no experience with sailboats, just the water and powerboats, and racing motorcycles.
Annie Hill has made a lot of money selling a book on how to cruise on very little money. Maybe you could be the person to sort this out and let the rest of the community benefit from the experience. Sailors and cruisers are fairly smart group of people. They have to be familiar with the wide variety of subjects that make up the sport. But sometimes having no experience in an area frees the mind from existing paradigms and allows new insight to be born. Right now the common formula seems to be 'education or training = job = money = cruising'. Like the old racing adage says: "To wage a winning campaign it isn't what you got, but what it takes." Keep us up to date.

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Annie Hill has made a lot of money selling a book on how to cruise on very little money.
That's funny.
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