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Old 20-09-2010, 19:28   #1
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Hello All,

I am not going to explain what got into my head, you've heard it all. The bottom line is: I am 48, never have been on boat, obviously no experience, not much money, and huge desire to get out of this domestic nightmare of average being. I am sick and tiered to dream about sailing the world. Feels like now, or newer.
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Old 21-09-2010, 02:30   #2
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Welcome to C Poputchik. We've heard it all and you can read it all here!

Where are you located? What's the first step? Go find a place you can take an introduction sail and see if you like it.
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Old 14-10-2010, 23:24   #3
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
I hope you can find a boating friend who can introduce you to a new world.
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Old 15-10-2010, 00:35   #4
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Welcome to the forum Poputchik...we've got lots members in the "same boat"
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Hello All,

I am not going to explain what got into my head, you've heard it all. The bottom line is: I am 48, never have been on boat, obviously no experience, not much money, and huge desire to get out of this domestic nightmare of average being. I am sick and tiered to dream about sailing the world. Feels like now, or newer.
Dobro pozhalovat', poputchik! Vy na pravil'nom pute!

Many, many great adventures started out exactly in this way, including those of very many poputchiki here.

I recommend you start by offering to crew on someone else's boat. There are usually local internet sites with "crew wanted" and "crew available" listings and even with no experience you can be helpful to someone. That way you will find out what it's like and everything will just develop naturally.

Good luck!
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Old 15-10-2010, 05:35   #6
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Yours is a common affliction, for which the cure has yet to be found. But we're all pretty certain it involves a boat of some kind..preferably with a mast and sails. Good luck on your quest! Scan through the archives for all kinds of great information on first-time boats, some general tips and also for leads on great reading material to get yourself started.
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Old 15-10-2010, 20:26   #7
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Sounds like rather now than never.

You cannot escape any nightmares by sailing but maybe you can substitute some old ones with some brand new ones.

Sailing is good.
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Old 15-10-2010, 21:02   #8
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Every time I am away from the water, I feel the same way that you do.

Go for it.
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Old 15-10-2010, 22:51   #9
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I felt the same way. Now I am divested of all the contents of a 2500 sf home and the home. I am living on a boat. I am now retired.

A lot of the reason why I wanted to get away on a boat was because I really did not enjoy what I was doing on land. Matter of fact I down right hated every minute of the 30 years I put into my career. Wouldn't repeat it for anything.

Do I regret being on my boat? NO!! I am quite content. I've found my groove.

My point: before you give up on everything you have on land, just a suggestion that you make sure a water based life style is the replacement for what is not satisfying you on land. Maybe you just need to do something different....

owth - you'll probably be happy as a pig in mud on a boat if you find your land based life style a stifling bore...

think I'll have another rum drink.

welcome aboard!
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If you sit at the top of the gangplank with a big box of Galaxy Jewels with a sign saying "Gift for the SKipper who takes me sailing"; I can guarantee you'll get a sail!
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Old 16-10-2010, 00:26   #11
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If you sit at the top of the gangplank with a big box of Galaxy Jewels with a sign saying "Gift for the SKipper who takes me sailing"; I can guarantee you'll get a sail!
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Old 16-10-2010, 11:45   #12
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hello poputchik, pardon the pun, but we are all mostly in the same boat...tired of the day to day beat yor head against the wall and try to figure life out... i say screw it!!! enjoy it, and do what you got to do to enjoy it while you can...
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