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Old 29-02-2008, 11:24   #1
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Hello from john

I have basically joined this thread to explore the idea of buying a cruiser and taking off.
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Old 29-02-2008, 11:32   #2
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Welcome from another newbie! Where do you want to head off to?
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Old 29-02-2008, 14:57   #3
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Welcome John,

There is a lot of good information on this site from people that have taken off. Have fun exploring their comments and the differring views.

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Old 29-02-2008, 15:10   #4
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Hi John:

If you want a balanced opinion on whether to sail away or not you are on the wrong site. If you want people to reaffirm that it is possible and that you should do it LOL LOL LOL well welcome aboard.
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Old 29-02-2008, 16:08   #5
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... to explore the idea of buying a cruiser and taking off.
You might find this a hard place if you expect to be talked out of such a silly idea. The key is the planning and making the money work. After that it's all pretty simple.
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Old 01-03-2008, 00:47   #6
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Well I was thinking of taking off around the mediterranian. I reckon there is so much to see in a relatively small area you could spend a lifetime there.
I am not looking for balanced opinions so I think I am in the right place more like positive attitudes of how to make it work.
As for the money side that is a little more complicated. I have a couple of different options which basically boil down to either live year round on the cruiser picking up casual work and living extremely frugally or, living on the cruiser 6 months of the year then coming home and finding "real" work through winter and stocking up the cash pile so I can live the good life next summer and so on.

Thanks for your replies so far.
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Hi John:

I am trying to set my (and my family's) life up so that we can live a normal life for 6 months and then cruise for 6 months. Sunspot Baby seems to have a good mix of doing this. I think that the main thing in either case is to live frugally (or have a trust fund). Good luck with it. Keep us informed
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:28   #8
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Hi John,
Good luck with the plans. Think you'll enjoy the 'sail summer / work winter' regime - even the Med can get boring in the colder months.
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Aloha John,
Welcome aboard! Do it as soon as possible. The older you get the harder it becomes.
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Thanks for all your replies.
I agree with the do as soon as possible theory. I'm 38 now, I figure that life is for now! We can all get old and sit in nursing homes later, right?
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