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Old 27-03-2007, 14:36   #1
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Hi everyone!!

Just found this site and wanted to say hi to all. Im a young guy looking to get a boat in the next 5 years and retire early I am 25, own a store and need all the info i can get reguarding liveaboards. I want to sell my condo and store in a few years and do it. How much yearly are we talking here to support only myself? ballpark it, and one more thing, is it crazy that I'm gona try to do all this at such a young age?

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Old 27-03-2007, 14:51   #2
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Aloha Italian,
Welcome aboard!! It might be crazy but then again most sailors are. If you are used to a shoestring budget you don't need much money. Many will disagree but you can do it on $15K a year if you are frugal. If you find yourself lacking some money you can get employed for a couple months to get yourself back on your feet.
Good luck following your dream.

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Old 28-03-2007, 15:10   #3
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Old 29-03-2007, 01:55   #4
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Welcome Italian,

We had pals who left Australia 20 years back with a similar budget to Skipper Johns suggested. They are still out there today (somewhere).

Equally have other pals left UK 3 years back now up Orinico River doing it on $800 per month - and they are still enjoying life.

IMHO cruising is like most lifestyles, you'll be able to adapt to what you've got to spend.

So I'd suggest you go for it - and enjoy it whilst you can - lifes too short to do anything else.

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Old 22-04-2007, 22:13   #5
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Signore Italia ... benvenuti ... hope you enjoy the forum. The resources in this forum are incredible. Good luck with your future plans.

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