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Old 11-06-2014, 17:56   #1
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Hi Folks,

I've been looking for an exit strategy from this mundane daily routine that most call a "normal" life or as I some times think of it as The Rat Race.

So a week ago this decade old dream of owning a sailboat, and being able to pick your neighbors or to have none, lifted its pretty little head again.

Realistically the dream is still over a year away and im cruising these sites polishing it bit by bit and putting the hours in to make it materialize down the road.

On the downside I have never set foot on a sailboat,

I'll post on the crew section as well, but if anybody near palm beach county needs some help with their trip... PM me.

I am self employed for now so my hours are flexible, but probably should not take on too long of a first trip.


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Old 13-06-2014, 19:58   #2
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Welcome to the forum Hart.
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Old 13-06-2014, 20:48   #3
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Welcome to the forum Hart.
thanks for replying, this site is one of the best.

for a helping hand in FL in exchange to some sailing lessons call me

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Old 13-06-2014, 21:02   #4
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Welcome. Sounds like another Dr. Phil story. You can escape civilization for a while, but eventually you have to come back for food, water, and all the things you missed while away. Don't let material things make you into a working slave-big house, big car, big mortgage.
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Old 13-06-2014, 21:24   #5
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I was in the same boat 30 years ago: Never been on a sailboat in my life: No problem, still purchased a 44' Bermuda Yawl in St. Thomas and started sailing and living aboard.
Just do it, there is no negatives, no problems. Seriously.
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Old 13-06-2014, 21:26   #6
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Welcome. Sounds like another Dr. Phil story. You can escape civilization for a while, but eventually you have to come back for food, water, and all the things you missed while away. Don't let material things make you into a working slave-big house, big car, big mortgage.
dr phill is ok. been there and done that. i am not starting from zero, but setting things up right now. i will sail and i am willing to help folks who help me generously, but atm i am still in the beginning stages.

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Old 13-06-2014, 22:12   #7
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thanks csy,

that is what im planning to do, but ill wait to get a feel for sailing first.

ive mentioned this plan to maybe 4 people and everybody thinks its going to be a sure way to drown in the waves of the atlantic.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
May I suggest sailing lessons so that at least you'll know the safe way to sail and whether or not you like it.
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Old 31-08-2014, 13:49   #9
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thanks, i have thought about that, but they seem to cost an arm and a leg. now that ive started to talk about it more there seems to be plenty of sailors with out a boat around that would not mind sailing a bit.

the hardest part seems to be finding that really good deal that then does not turn into a total fixer upper =]
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