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Old 22-09-2008, 18:47   #1
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HI! Im planning a long sailing trip! lend advice!

Hello, My name is Robert, I am currently a MBA student at radford university and upon graduation I am planning on buying a boat and sailing around the world. I am not planing on rushing to circumnavigate the word. I really want to see the world and experience different cultures. If you think you would be interested following my planing/ preparing and trip check out my blog {moderator edit - Link removed} and please leave some comments with advice/ suggestions.
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Old 22-09-2008, 21:35   #2
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Aloha Robert and Welcome aboard!
Lots of dreamers here and some who have actually done it.
Hope you get lots of good advice.
Kind regards,
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Old 23-09-2008, 03:48   #3
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Hi Robert

I recommend you read Jimmy Cornells World cruising routes and Bill and Laurel Cooper's Sell up and Sail
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Hi Guys,

Welcome, and you need to know you are very lucky.

A lot of others reading this site can only still dream about what you will be doing very very shortly - so please do enjoy sharing your experiences knowing you'll have an appreciative (if maybe jealous) audience.

Sail safe and enjoy.

Do not be afraid to ask questions, as I know this site will be able to provide most needed replies. Good luck.

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Maybe I am just a bit skeptical. You come to the forum, and direct us to a site asking for money? This is on your first post! First, or 1000th post I personally find a bad taste in my mouth. People here are busting their butts, and trying their hardest to experience their dream, and you ask for donations.......I will admit you have a lot of nerve!.......BEST WISHES in finding someone to support you, but it won't be me.
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Old 26-09-2008, 10:15   #6
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It's funny how imagine2frolic picked that up. I read it twice before finding the donate button. I hope you can do your trip - making your own way in the world is the first step in a journey of a thousand miles. The concept reminds me of the Stones song - You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need.
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Old 26-09-2008, 15:10   #7
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A lot of people ask for donations and such on various blogs, for all sorts of things, sometimes they are good things, sometimes they are not, and many times the "asking" isn't well considered beforehand.

We just went on a tight budget, Robert. My wife and I have been married 31 years, raised 5 children, a couple of our 11 grand children and we're still paying bills for some of them who have been either less fortunate, or less responsible.

Mean time, we're going to make some pretty hard and difficult choices over the next few months to learn to sail, be able to buy our boat, get our skills up, and work our asses off in the mean time.

As I see it, Robert, with myself being a noob here (like you) and most folks here seem to be doing similar things (wanting to cruise, sail to far-off-lands or never return to real life) I will simply say, Robert, I will wish you best of luck, but won't be sending donations.

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I don't think you're going to make any friends here with an appeal for funds.

I donate to charities and give to panhandlers who are obviously in dire straights. I rarely give to young panhandlers who choose to beg rather than work as this is a lifestyle decision on their part. Much as this is a lifestyle decision on yours.

Good luck with the sailing but maybe you should try working for a living, just for a little while. It'll give you some kind of context with which to relate to all the rest of the people you'll meet on your travels.
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G/day guys
All the best with your dreams I hope you can make it happen.
Just a thought have you wondered why most cruisers are a little older than yourselfes Its probably because we had to work for what we have now .Not have now and think about work later
Just a thought
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Sure, I could send a donation, but how do I know it will actually further your dream, and not end up in a party kitty?

Keep going to class - you'll figure it out eventually.

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He has already got what he was mainly after - the link from a popular site to his own new one.......
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Old 27-09-2008, 08:25   #12
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I have a dream to have a new cat will you all donate for that?
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The moderator team originally gave this poster the benefit of the doubt and only removed the "specific" request for donations here.

The user has not been back, appears to be a hit and run and as DoJ says it appears he is just after a link in.

I'm also closing this thread down as adding no value to the forum discussion.
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