Yes. It would be nice to fullfill a dream that other people may see as unnessary. As others greatly enjoy!!
I will be getting a sailboat within the next few months or so. Providing everything goes according to plan.
And talking about debts and other types of spending. In the sailboat lifestyle, you have to spend some money
every year towards the boat
. Towards maintenance
. No matter if it's a monohull
. Or a multihull
, like a catamaran!!
Saving money is a very good option. Like with me. I will be buying
a used boat
. Fix it up. (Which I'm very grateful that it's very little to fix here.)
Sail this boat
alot. Get to know the feel of this boat. And learn everything about that boat. The depthsounder. GPS
. VHF radio
. Learn the charts
for a particular area, that you'll do most of you sailing in. The toilet, and other bathroom (head) equipment
. The galley
. Etc. Etc.
One of my future ambitions is to sail around a majority of this world. There are certain areas that does not peak my interests. One area that does not appeal to me is the Middle East. I have already been there. I was in the first "Gulf War." And I do not want to go back. Unless I had a lot of machine guns
and grenades and other bomb equipment
To me that part of the world is too risky to mess with. Especially with the war on terrorism?
But there are other areas to explore. I have a great fondness (interest) in the pacific mainly. I love to explore the islands out there. And explore the islands where the old "World War 2" battles took place. History
is one of my favorite subjects of mine! Call it a hobby?
Well, I'm glad that you're so far enjoying this forum. There are alot of seasoned sailors here. And you could learn alot here! So I am happy, that you are happy, Carena.