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  1. samfromhtown

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    Anyone here know anything about sailing?

    I've always been interested in sailing. The idea has always appealed to me. Rather than own a house I'd like to eventually own my own boat. The problem is that I've only been sailing a few times and I'm not very knowledgeable about it.

    Any of you sail? How did you get into it? Any recommendations? Any books related to the subject you'd suggest?
     
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  2. Not A Theist

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    What I know about sailing is that it's basically like gender neutral horseback riding - expensive and only snooty rich folk or wannabes do it.
     
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    Thank you for reminding me of a great song

     
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    I grew up going on vacation on the islands off so cal. The most relaxed I've ever been was on the water.

    My folks are selling the boat now that they are in their 70's. The boat cost about 16k a year in slip fees and maintenance for a total loss of over 250k.

    Another thing to consider is that living on a boat is really gross. Unless you are already married to a hippie chick your gonna have a hard time getting a girlfriend.
     
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    two kinds of people sail, the ones you mentioned, and hobos who happen to own a boat....

    I live in a port, and plenty of shady types live on boats, mostly druggies... a lot less police involvement on boats and in the water
     
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    I don’t sail. I just row at the gym.
     
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    There's a good documentary about a dude who sails the world without knowing how to beforehand. Crazy documentary. Dude was a beast.

    It's called "catching bubbles" I think
     
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    all my sailing knowledge comes from Tommy Boy
     
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    OP I've done quite a bit, your best bet to start is find the nearest place that offers lessons and take one.

    You will start in a small boat, but the next courae one you can take usually is keelboat- the principles of which are the same but the specifics apply to live aboard size.

    When it comes to buying, remember boat stands for Bust Out Another Thousand ($). If you are near a large body of water you can probably find plenty of boats big enough to live on for sale for super cheap because they need enough work they are a liability. If you are interested in something that size have a marine surveyor take a look first always.

    That's just yacht club regatta sailing.. the type of people that live on their boat and or do long distance crusing are somewhere on the spectrum of artist type and hobo.
     
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    Did the guy work as a day trader or something and then die in India from a fever after sailing? If so, think I saw it. Great doc.
    Thank you for the response. I appreciate it. Thankfully I'm not super far from Chesapeake Bay. I'll look into what is offered in the area.
     
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    Shit is super fun and leads to all kinds of opportunities. Go for it!

    To add to what I mean by that, I'm a dirtbag but have made friends with guys because I'd crew their boat and drink their beer at their yacht club for the weekly fun race, not that im especially great just relatively fit and willing.

    So sailing is like golf in that it is a networking opportunity but in many places it cuts across classes and stuff. And a lot more fun and chicks usually don't dig you more just because you golf but they do like boats.
     
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  13. King Koopa

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    You’d rather own a boat before you own a house?

    With horrible financial knowledge like that - enjoy being poor for the rest of your life
     
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  16. samfromhtown

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    It isn't a financial decision. I'm set up to inherit a property worth seven figures. I'm more of a nomad myself. I guess sailing is a dream of mine.

    Enjoy being a tool though lol.
     
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    So I suppose you’re going to do nothing with your life to make your own wealth and are just dead set on inheriting some expensive property from mommy or daddy. I’d be ashamed of myself if I had this kind of mindset
     
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    Dude, you're reading way into too much based on too little information. If you're that interested in me feel free to message me and I'll be happy to offer you a short bio lol. Also, it isn't from mommy or daddy.

    I've read some of your posts. If I am to believe what you post, you're a little younger than me but have done a decent job for yourself. Good for you. Maybe if I did want some Suze Orman advice I'd seek you out. I'm not though.

    Do you have any information on sailing?
     
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    I don’t sail. But I own a boat. And not even a large one. Boats are extremely expensive to maintain and just overall as hell in all aspects. If you are to inherit money, I would spend wisely. If you just blindly start buying sail boats and other expensive things when you don’t have a consistent large income - you are going to go broke extremely fast.

    I’ve known many dumb fucks who inherited millions, won large claims from injuries resulted from car collisions - and all 5 of them went broke within 3 years and are working shit jobs now. One at Starbucks and another at 711. Only one of them didn’t go broke instantly, but from what I’ve observed he’s well on his way to insolvency.

    Most people aren’t meant to have lots of money. Most people are absolutely horrible with finances. Just don’t be stupid with the money or you too will end up just like them.


    I know one individual personally who has a sail boat. He’s in his 60s and has been a surgeon and a psychiatrist for close to 30 years.
     
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    Go for it, follow your dream...
     

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