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Old 31-05-2018, 15:23   #61
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There are a number of power cruisers here so you should be fine.

The sailors dominate in cruising because it is generally much cheaper so do so on a sailboat. Most powerboats get in the 1-3nm/gal range. Motoring sailboats tend to get in the 6-12nm/gal range. Sailing ithe get 15000-30000 nm/gal (fuel evaporates).

Some things like the ICW the sailboats motor 75% or more because channels are to constricted. For the GreatLoop a power boat is the preferred way to go.

For long offshore passages with questionable fuel supplies along the way sailing is the safer way.
All good points considered over the past years. I’d love to do the loop someday, which is one of the major reasons I went with the MV instead of a sailboat. Much appreciate your input!
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Old 31-05-2018, 15:26   #62
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What’s the worst that could happen? Do it!
I did! After seven years of dreaming and scheming, I bought my first boat in October, though not quite doing the live aboard thing… Yet! I do seem to be spending more nights on the boat though, than in my house that I’m trying to sell. More and more, I just come back to the house to do things that need doing, and then I am anxious to get back to my boat! :-)
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Old 31-05-2018, 15:29   #63
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Hi .... whereabouts are you in life? That is boat/water life-wise.
... are you looking to "pull the plug", on the sidewalk and grass mowing?

I have found two marinas on Lake Eries that presently allow winter on-water storage(read: I stay on the boat).

I've heard there are some similar places in the Detroit area too ....
I’ve got my house up for sale, and when it sells i(if not before!) I’ll get rid of what I can and store the rest, and start heading up the Illinois River to Lake Michigan! Planning to be in the traverse city area, so will probably have to put my boat on the hard for this first winter.
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Wiping away tears as I read this thread. Its so inspiring to see dreams turn into reality. We're working towards that goal now, but it seems so far way. This is the stuff that keeps me going.
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Motor boats are not necessarily more expensive to run than sailboats. Smaller sailboats with rarely replaced sails and rigging are pretty cheap, but the loads on sails and rigging go up exponentially with size, and with good sails, replaced every 10 or 15k miles, you're spending probably more than the cost to run a comparable interior volume trawler.
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I’ve got my house up for sale
If you own it would you not be better off renting it?

Cash coming in and a fallback position if the boat doesn't work for you.
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If you own it would you not be better off renting it?

Cash coming in and a fallback position if the boat doesn't work for you.
I have seriously considered that very thing. But I also want to move my boat to northern Michigan and cut ties with Illinois, and so selling the house makes the most sense.
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Wiping away tears as I read this thread. Its so inspiring to see dreams turn into reality. We're working towards that goal now, but it seems so far way. This is the stuff that keeps me going.
Keep the faith, and just keep learning all you can in the meantime. Those seven years I spent dreaming and scheming went quite quickly, looking back now, yet it gave me plenty of time to learn all I could to be more knowledgeable in finding just the right boat.
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DITTO!
(Female half of ChainsnAnchors here)
Girl, do your homework and JUMP!!
We are getting ready to do the same thing. We are working out the details to allow us to launch. We have been watching the forums, learning all we can. YouTube has been a great learning tool for us. He is an experienced sailor and I'm a novice. His family thinks we're crazy. That's okay......this isn't their life we're talking about.....it's ours. My family is about a 50/50 split. In the process of selling everything, putting stuff in storage, purging away what isn't necessary and couldn't be more excited.

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I get where you're coming from Loon.....
It's about cutting the ties. We have been having the same conversation in the wee hours of morning.....sell the house for cash in the account or rent it for steady income. I own the house, so no mortgage. We decided that if it doesn't sell within 6 months, we will enter into the landlord business.
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I know that most didn’t believe I’d ever do it... Now they see I really was determined enough to make it happen! ��
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