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vonck 18-05-2020 11:37

Corona made me do it.
 
Hi,

My sailing experience is low, I can sail a small sport boat/cat.

Before the corona virus hit I was researching converting a DHL-van to a campervan and traveling Europe (and beyond), but I was not committed enough to have a deadline, especially because I was doubting my skills to self-motivate when working remotely.

Corona changed my plans.
After working remotely I know that working remotely works for me if I'm part of a team.
With all the free time I stumbled on liveaboard cruiser youtube channels, and learned that i can do this too.

March 2021 is my deadline for 0.5y to 1y cruising the mediterranean
* Accept that the first boat is not perfect and you'll probably sell it within 2 years.

LittleWing77 18-05-2020 11:45

Re: Corona made me do it.
 
God damn summab't sh*! YouTube! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

letsgetsailing3 18-05-2020 11:55

Re: Corona made me do it.
 
Made you have a deadline for a leisure trip?


Well, life is short, after all.

vonck 18-05-2020 11:56

Re: Corona made me do it.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LittleWing77 (Post 3142569)
God damn summab't sh*! YouTube! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Stop banging your head, you're only hurting yourself.

vonck 18-05-2020 12:03

Re: Corona made me do it.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by letsgetsailing3 (Post 3142576)
Made you have a deadline for a leisure trip?

It's more planning for failure. I want to work remotely forever, i have a 2 year budget to fail.

Damn, I see now that world navigation was not mentioned in my first post :(, i edited it tooo much on short term goals :(

letsgetsailing3 18-05-2020 12:23

Re: Corona made me do it.
 
The cool thing about working remotely is that you can do that from lots of places.

Lake-Effect 18-05-2020 12:44

Re: Corona made me do it.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by vonck (Post 3142564)
March 2021 is my deadline for 0.5y to 1y cruising the mediterranean


Get your first boat and sailing experience closer to home (which might be all the cruising that's possible over the next year). Try out the work-from-boat thing too. Aim for foreign parts by 2022 or 2023.

vonck 18-05-2020 12:46

Re: Corona made me do it.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by letsgetsailing3 (Post 3142609)
The cool thing about working remotely is that you can do that from lots of places.

It limits my anchoring options a bit because I do need internet, But I'm hopefull that sattelite data will become more affordable in the next 5 years.

vonck 18-05-2020 12:48

Re: Corona made me do it.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lake-Effect (Post 3142624)
Get your first boat and sailing experience closer to home (which might be all the cruising that's possible over the next year). Try out the work-from-boat thing too. Aim for foreign parts by 2022 or 2023.

Home is Berlin, the lakes there are pretty small, I Will join the yacht/sailing club there.
For sea cruising the Med is best option for me.

vonck 18-05-2020 12:56

Re: Corona made me do it.
 
I envy US cruisers, they can easily reach the caribbean. For me it's not the place to start.

Chotu 18-05-2020 13:28

Re: Corona made me do it.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by vonck (Post 3142634)
I envy US cruisers, they can easily reach the caribbean. For me it's not the place to start.

And we envy you because you can reach the Mediterranean so easily. Ha ha.

We all want what we donít have.

Lake-Effect 18-05-2020 13:40

Re: Corona made me do it.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by vonck (Post 3142628)
Home is Berlin, the lakes there are pretty small, I Will join the yacht/sailing club there.
For sea cruising the Med is best option for me.

... Ok, that makes sense. Maybe plan a move to some nice coastal town in Greece with an active cruising scene?


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