Originally Posted by Hoppy2
Thank you for the advice. I have been researching this for >a year. My decision to auction was not made lightly and is not out of urgency.
I appreciate that you took the time to reply and your advice hasnít gone unrecognized. With that said, if you find one of those boats with an 18 month turn around while in your travels please let me know.
As above this life is not for everyone. We have been underway for 12 years and seen more than a few who quit very quickly. One story is a guy and his wife we met in Maine
who had my dream boat and a brand new one at that. They had sold
everything and got the boat new and were buying
all the things the glossy mags said they would need to circum nav. They wanted us to go with them. This was our 2nd year out and their first. We said no we were not prepared nor was our boat - we had purchased a brand new Jeanneau
DS40. We sailed together for a while and someplace along the line split company as they headed to the Carib and points west while we went to the Bahamas
We decided we wanted to go farther so went into Deltaville Va and had major upgrades put on our boat and then headed to the Bay Isl of Honduras
. While underway we checked in on a cruiser net on the ssb
and the woman of the other boat was a net controller. We told her we would be there and said we would sail over to where they are in a few days. She said no do not come as they were leaving the next day to head
back to the USA to sell the boat and quit. The lifestyle was not for them.
Saw their boat on line and they took a huge hit to get rid of it.
We have seen more than a few quit as it is not what a lot of the glossy mags say they are.
But again we are really glad we did it as the life is incredible at least for us.
By the way a lot of our friends sail 6 months and live land side 6 months.