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Old 10-10-2011, 09:37   #31
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Re: Experienced Advising Newbies - Making S/V Home

The "eat and sleep well" advice is true with many ventures in life. I spent 5 weeks in the back country of Alaska alone (and 6 weeks in the mountains of Nepal) living out of my back pack. As long as you are rested and have a full belly, the rest is fun.

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Old 10-10-2011, 09:47   #32
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Re: Experienced Advising Newbies - Making S/V Home

My favorite mantra, to be used when cold, wet and scared or covered in epoxy and bottom paint --

"I love yachting
I love yachting
I love #!*^%* yachting"

Sail Fast Live Slow
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Old 08-03-2012, 20:10   #33
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Re: Experienced Advising Newbies - Making S/V Home

Originally Posted by Tellie View Post
Go first, decide what you need along the way. Buying everything you think you'll need first is usually a finacial mistake.
This is such good advice!! We are a few years away from leaving..and sometimes when the refit is going slow, I start thinking about what else i'll need..what modifications can I make to make things "better".

I tell these to Tate and he snaps me back into reality...suggests we wait until we are cruising to assess our needs.

It's a great idea. I'd hate to spend time and money on something you may not need. Plus it's easier right now to not do anything on the boat, rather than looking for something to "fix"

Oh the things we tell ourselves to rationalize our decisions
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