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Old 19-04-2007, 18:55   #1
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New Family of Dreamers...

Hello everyone,

We are planning on taking off with the whole family in 3-5 years, pending being able to find the right used boat to fix up and equip. Getting home schooling set up and all the rest of the planning we need to do.

This has been a great site to start out with, hoping to get a lot of questions answered. We live in the North Tampa Area and if there is anyone in the area or resources that anyone knows of to help us get started all the help would be greatly appreciated.

Anyway thanks everyone in advance for all the help..\

See ya on the pond

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Old 19-04-2007, 19:28   #2
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Hi Joe, and good luck

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Old 19-04-2007, 21:02   #3
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Hey Joe and Family....welcome to this awesome forum!!!...This forum will be your friend for the next 3-5 years trust me...places to start....I have just been through this process the last 4 years...planning on jumping land middle to late next year...the only real advice I could give you is to start looking at boats for sale online...the internet is the most amazing EVERYTHING you can...and I mean spend several hours a week at it...research through forums like this as well as Google ANYTHING you can think of to get answers...and just LOOK at boats....go down to the marinas and to will get told a lot of nonsense...and you will get told a lot of incredibly good information...the internet will help you sort out the two! I spent every Sunday morning for at least two years looking at boats for sale...I didn't have a clue what made a boat a good cruising vessel or a good bluewater vessel...I knew how to sail quite well but that was about it so I just spent hours and hours online rerading everything I could...I still do even though I have owned my boat for 18mnths already...and even though I own a boat I STILL look at boats for sale....boat's addictive in a way but I'm LEARNING about boats by doing so....soak it all in....there are never ANY stupid questions....and you will never know everything....Good Luck!!!!!
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Old 20-04-2007, 11:28   #4
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Hi - we cruised with our son 21 years ago and used Calvert, which is still in operation today. However, first check with your home school district, as they may have an correspondence program in place (for children who travel - I think farm workers,etc :-). They will work with you for free!
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Old 17-05-2007, 11:13   #5
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Aloha Joe,
Welcome aboard!! My experience is that boat schooled kids grow up to be excellent adults and have a wide range of experiences that no other kids ever get.
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