Hello everyone, i have spent the last few hours reading your forums
and loved it.
i would like to shear with you my plans and would very much appreciate your advice.
Im 25 and live in Brisbane
. When i was 15 started work as a apprentice carpenter
and have worked hard for 10 years watching all my friends finish uni and head
off overseas to travel. Many times i was tempted to throw in my job and head
off with them but decided to stay and focus on my career, promising to make up for it when i was more secure.
At the end of year i expect i will have approx. $200 000 and have decided that i can wait no longer. I know this is not a large sum of money
relatively speaking but i am a man of simple means and donít need all the frills to be happy.
My plan is to buy a boat and sail out of this rat race
and into the rest of my life wherever that might take me.
Here are a list of things i need to get sorted between now and then, i have no doubt there are more that im to green to even realize. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
1. I have limited sailing experience. ( im working on that every weekend)
2. Do i have enough money
. ( I plan to work as i travel)
3. What would be the best kind of boat. ( ??????)
4. What is the best way to learn all the things i need to know. (Reading Charts
information, boat repair and up keep)
I thought i will probably try and get my boat at the in the next 6 months or so to give me time to live aboard and get as much experience as i can before setting off. I have put no time limit on my dreams but am committed to making them a reality.