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Anyone just want to sail away?

 
chowan
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Anyone just want to sail away?
Just sell up buy a small sailboat and head to sea I guess its always been a dream of mine head south and check out Easter island then Pitcairn before heading to Australia.

Apart from the romance of heading to sea does anyone know
what its realy like? The ocean has always scared me a bit
with storms and such but what about modern day pirates
or other unsavory people?

Is there anyway to make a legal living with small scale
freight or bringing some mechanical skills to a small island?

lots of other questions if anyone has done it like what
about customs and moorage costs, places to avoid etc
sheell be right mate
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04/07/2013 03:26 PM
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Re: Anyone just want to sail away?
Yeah well i'm 35 and yeah playing army and king queen realy is sad with it all...
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Re: Anyone just want to sail away?
my advice is to just charter a boat in the carribean for a few weeks.
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Re: Anyone just want to sail away?

Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living. ~

Life is about choices, you get to make them each and every day of your life. ~

Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse.~

Only in America... do we use the word 'politics' to describe the process so well: 'Poloi' in Greek meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning 'bloodsucking creatures'.~

“When a government is dependent for money upon the bankers, they and not the government leaders control the nation. This is because the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Financiers are without patriotism and without decency.”

If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain.

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Re: Anyone just want to sail away?
It's the move. I have a BIG sailboat. I love to sail around on her. I've got a watermaker. With 50 lbs of rice and 50 lbs of beans, catch some fish, I can go for months. Got all the toys to go with it. Fishing, diving, surfing, windsurfing.

I love to cruise around to exotic places. There are plenty of other people who will pay good money just to go with me, doing what I'd be doing anyway.

It's the life.
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04/07/2013 03:32 PM
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Re: Anyone just want to sail away?
Me but I don't like the idea of 30 foot seas and drowning
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04/07/2013 03:32 PM
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Re: Anyone just want to sail away?
This made me laugh, its such a stupid idea.
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Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living. ~

Life is about choices, you get to make them each and every day of your life. ~

Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse.~

Only in America... do we use the word 'politics' to describe the process so well: 'Poloi' in Greek meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning 'bloodsucking creatures'.~

“When a government is dependent for money upon the bankers, they and not the government leaders control the nation. This is because the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Financiers are without patriotism and without decency.”

If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain.

Winston Churchill
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Re: Anyone just want to sail away?
Someone, post a vid of david gray 'sail away' for the man. I can't post vids.
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Re: Anyone just want to sail away?
Someone, post a vid of david gray 'sail away' for the man. I can't post vids.
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Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living. ~

Life is about choices, you get to make them each and every day of your life. ~

Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse.~

Only in America... do we use the word 'politics' to describe the process so well: 'Poloi' in Greek meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning 'bloodsucking creatures'.~

“When a government is dependent for money upon the bankers, they and not the government leaders control the nation. This is because the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Financiers are without patriotism and without decency.”

If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain.

Winston Churchill
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Re: Anyone just want to sail away?
Me but I don't like the idea of 30 foot seas and drowning
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It's for MEN, not pussies.
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Re: Anyone just want to sail away?
This made me laugh, its such a stupid idea.
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Yup. It's not for pussies. You would die.

On the other hand, I've been doing it my whole life, and I'm still here. I've passed more seabouys than you have telephone poles. Stopped counting at 100,000 sea miles.

Like I said, it's not for pussies.
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Re: Anyone just want to sail away?
It's the move. I have a BIG sailboat. I love to sail around on her. I've got a watermaker. With 50 lbs of rice and 50 lbs of beans, catch some fish, I can go for months. Got all the toys to go with it. Fishing, diving, surfing, windsurfing.

I love to cruise around to exotic places. There are plenty of other people who will pay good money just to go with me, doing what I'd be doing anyway.

It's the life.
 Quoting: DrKnow 34533941


what do you mean by its the move?

are there a lot of other people interested in this sort of thing?
sheell be right mate
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Re: Anyone just want to sail away?
Pretty much everyone I know...
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04/07/2013 06:16 PM
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 Quoting: thetrickybigguy


You know that song is about aliens, right?
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 Quoting: thetrickybigguy


You know that song is about aliens, right?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 37367448


Wait wtf, not this song the Styx song.
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04/07/2013 06:19 PM
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Re: Anyone just want to sail away?
Hard to imagine, but this is a BIG boat, one of the fastest in the world. These are some BIG WAVES:

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Re: Anyone just want to sail away?
This is what I did years ago. Sold everything. House, car, truck, motorcycle, furniture, everything. Paid cash for a Beneteau Oceanis 510. Moved the fam aboard and took off.

We make our own water and electricity. As long as you anchor out, you can live nearly free. We homeschool the kids and they are three years beyond their peers now.

You can wait tables or whatever. Any regular job as long as you're in the states. If you're in other countries its difficult to work. Better off stocking the boat and fish like your life depends on it.

We have covered the entire Caribbean in the last 3 years. Florida to Trinidad and back. Right now we're getting ready to go again because the states are getting so shitty.

You will want at least a 35 foot ocean worthy boat. No day sailors or coastal boats.
You will need a water maker, wind generator, solar panels, and a wind vain autopilot if you're sailing alone.

The fastest way to learn how to sail is go to your local yacht club and put up a flyer offering yourself as crew. You'll get a call almost immediately.

Take a sailing course and learn to navigate. Get a good chart plotter and all the charts for where you're going. The list is never ending but its doable. There is NO BETTER LIFESTYLE in my opinion. You can live for
Free in the worlds most beautiful settings.

Sailing in the Caribbean is fairly easy. Most land is close by and you can get there in a day or two. If you're heading off into the Pacific then you should be prepared for 30 to 40 day offshore passages.

My wife and I take turn standing watches offshore at night. During the day we are both up so we just keep an eye out. The boat plows along all on its own.

A well found sailboat can weather almost any open ocean storm including hurricanes. But with modern weather forecasting you should never have to encounter anything over 40 knot winds and 30 foot waves which a sailboat can handle no problem.

Be able to work on the boat yourself. You'll save lots of money.

Good luck. Check out cruisers forum for tons of info.
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Re: Anyone just want to sail away?
Like I said, not for pussies:

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Whut

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SPEAK UP. SILENCE IS DEADLY!

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Last Edited by natasha77 on 04/07/2013 06:41 PM
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Last Edited by natasha77 on 04/07/2013 06:41 PM
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Last Edited by natasha77 on 04/07/2013 06:43 PM
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Wow. Sorry about the repeats.

Last Edited by natasha77 on 04/07/2013 06:44 PM
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Re: Anyone just want to sail away?
I can think of nothing better I'd like to do.
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Last Edited by natasha77 on 04/07/2013 06:43 PM
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I am currently experiencing life at several WTFs per hour.
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Last Edited by natasha77 on 04/07/2013 06:43 PM
SPEAK UP. SILENCE IS DEADLY!

I am currently experiencing life at several WTFs per hour.
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Re: Anyone just want to sail away?
Hard to imagine, but this is a BIG boat, one of the fastest in the world. These are some BIG WAVES:


 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34533941


My sailboat is only large.....hf
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