Hi there MaDouler. It's funny
, I bought that '38 Offshore
that you were talking about on another thread.
However, regarding "Stuff"..... less is better. Yet, I've got a storage
bin with a kitchen table, sectional couch, 4 boxes of clothes, 3 boxes of kitchen items, at least 10 boxes of I don't know what and can't remember, the tools include a table saw, radial arm saw, drill press, band saw, Snap-on roll cabinet, an air conditioner, bikes, outdoor equipment
, 20 boxes of books
, 3 more boxes of financial papers, and god only knows what else, all stored in a 10x15 foot storage
bin. Also there's a book case, side tables, a box of non perishable food
items, and bedding. All of which was moved into storage yesterday. The plan is to live here in the barracks on base, then also live onboard the boat as it's re-fitted, then sail in October for who knows how long.
Philosophically, stuff is bad for the soul. Some say rid yourself of stuff, move forward, and leave no posessions ashore. Yet, I'm not able to part with over 20 years of accumulated things. Lots was throw out, some donated, some re-cycled, and most was stupidly kept. All told the storage cost is likely equal to what I'd get off ebay and c-list for it all, say $144 a month for 18 months. However, the replacement cost for all that is likely 10,000 dollars. Keep your house and your stuff, find the boat, get a job and save more money
. James Wharram
is the king of cruising philosophers. His approach is to home build a "native" cat from plywood/epoxy, and to keep a job and build synchronized with your income
a cheaper boat that needs work can also be the way to go. However, I do not predict that the proceeds from selling regular household stuff will net enough capital to purchase
much at all. Definitely, the proceeds from an average home, execpt for the largest and most extravagant homes, won't help a bit in purchasing
and re-fitting even an run about. Right?