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Old 14-09-2010, 00:21   #1
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Hello from New Zealand

Last week I decided to investigate the possibility of travelling by sea. With no experience as a deckhand to show, so today I got my first unpaid job painting the deck of a tugboat! Hmmmm, it gets me at the marina... it will take a while but I hope to get out there sailing without expensive lessons and courses.

Is it imaginable that I could travel-school my son whilst working on a boat and travelling to distant waters?

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Old 16-09-2010, 12:25   #2
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Espie, welcome to the forum! You don't say how old your son is, but I assume he is too young to join you as crew. If so, that will complicate matters significantly.

As to schooling children while at sea, it is quite possible and there have been some threads related to the topic in the liveaboard thread.


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Old 16-09-2010, 14:42   #3
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Thanks Brad for your welcoming. My son is a 5 year old 'pirate'. Yes it is complicated, everything is for a single parent. It can be likened to being a room full of doors representing opportunities which are locked from the outside. What single parents need is for someone to have heart, to go out of their way and open a door. From there, on the first ladder rung, they can step towards self sufficiency. It is often the way in which others imagine single parents that keep the doors closed.

Anyway I wish to pursue sailing life as an option for us and to do something exciting and vibrant. I will be posting on the crew available board.
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Old 16-09-2010, 15:43   #4
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G'day, mate. Welcome aboard from up here in the Bay of Islands. Always good to have a dream to work towards. To be honest, I think you will find it difficult to find a crew position with your son in "tow". Notice I said difficult, not impossible. All the best with the search. Cheers.
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