Get Real, Get Gone: How to Become a Modern Sea Gypsy and Sail Away Forever


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Unknown #ad - The ubiquitous images of rich men on super-yachts sipping Martinis only help cement this image. Don't even think of buying a boat until you have read this book" Tom Cunliffe legendary sailor and author of The Complete Yachtmaster. The idea that you have to be rich to travel the world on your own yacht is so universal that it goes largely unquestioned.

This book hopes to change all that. Rick and jasna’s recent appearance on ben fogle’s new lives in the wild chronicled their budget lifestyle and adventures aboard Calypso, and introduced the idea of budget sailing to a whole new audience – an audience who may have never considered the possibility that such a dream could be made a reality, on such a small amount of money.

Get Real, Get Gone: How to Become a Modern Sea Gypsy and Sail Away Forever #ad - This book is for them and for any experienced sailors who want to cast off the yoke of consumerist yachting and get back to what really matters at sea. If you are not rich, but dream of seeing our beautiful world from the deck of your own boat, this book is packed full of practical and spiritual advice to help you cut through the endless marketing and identify what it is you truly need to become a modern sea gypsy and sail away on the greatest adventure of your life….

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Off The Grid: How I quit the rat race and live for free aboard a sailboat

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#ad - Most of all, i hope you'll be inspired to go after whatever's been pulling on your heart. I outfitted her with rainwater catchment tanks, plus solar panels to power my freezer and navigation instruments. This let me clear up my debts, and in turn, freed my spirit. Introductioni went from working 60 hours a week and getting nowhere to working three months a year and going everywhere.

. Since then, i’ve been living full-time aboard the Gypsea Soul, on the water. There were highs and lows, working, but one constant: I spent a lot of time working, and working some more – and still stressing about money. Finally, in 2013, i spent $12, 500 to buy a sturdy 39-foot Ericson sailboat that needed a little work.

I am usually on the move or keep my boat anchored out in the water, so that I don't have to pay marinas any rent. Living on a boat, but scary ones, I've met a wild cast of characters and had a ton of adventures -- hilarious ones, too. In the following pages, i'll share those adventures with you, as well as some how-to information for anyone curious about following a similar path.

Off The Grid: How I quit the rat race and live for free aboard a sailboat #ad - Don't call it a “diary”! LOL. I hope that as you read this book, you will feel sailingas though you’re along with me, fruity island drink by your side, the salt and wind in your hair, lost in the amazement of the sea. In between chapters, just as i wrote them, I've interspersed some of my insights, taken straight from my Captain's Log.

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Buy, Outfit, and Sail

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#ad - It is also a practical step-by-step guide to circumnavigating inexpensively—written by a freedom-loving sailor who has sailed twice around the world on a $3, 000 salvaged boat. What equipment do you really to sail offshore? how can you acquire much of this gear for free or inexpensively? What items are cheap where? How can you earn "freedom chips" as you cruise? Which routes are best?What common cruising gear do you NOT need? Why?It even points out the advantages of being on a tight budget: more friends, parties, freedom, culture, sharing, time, camaraderie, destinations, fun, and a clearer cruising focus.

The focus is on simple, practical, effective, inexpensive solutions that allow the sailor-on-a-shoestring to have twice the fun on half the money. Cheaper boats can be far more seaworthy than their expensive counterparts if the skipper’s money is spent wisely. The book is divided into three main sections: How-to buy a boat for peanuts, How-to safely outfit that vessel cheaply, and How-to happily sail around the world on a handful of pennies.

Buy, Outfit, and Sail #ad - In addition, wacky, fresh “sea gypsy” world to the landlubber—a wonderful, it opens up a completely new, watery world of international brotherhood upon the high seas. Of special interest is the unusual, non-PC section on earning-as-you-go. Dozens of sailors escape to paradise every day. The core premise: there is little correlation between dollars spent and pleasure received when it comes to cruising offshore.

Why not you?

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Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere

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Paradise Cay Publications, Inc. #ad - Interviews with experienced owners featuring valuable tips about handling each boat in heavy weather are interspersed with line drawings of hulls, sail plans, and accommodations. All are small, from 20 feet to 32 feet overall, but all have crossed oceans, and all are cheap. Vigor sets out to remedy that in this book.

John vigor turns the spotlight on twenty seaworthy sailboats that are at home on the ocean in all weather. Choosing the right boat to take you across an ocean or around the world can be confusing and exasperating, particularly with a tight budget. Vigor has unearthed the known weaknesses of each boat and explains how to deal with them.

Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere #ad - If you have ever dreamed the dream this book can help you turn it into reality. He compares the designs and handling characteristics of 20 different boats whose secondhand market prices start at about $3, 000 These are old fiberglass boats, mostly of traditional design and strong construction. He rates their comparative seaworthiness, their speed, and the number of people they can carry in comfort.

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Storm Tactics: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions, 3rd Edition

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Paradise Cay Publications #ad - As in the first two editions of this book, they describe their concerns about the tendency of modern sailors to discard the classic methods used to bring sailing vessels of all sizes from vast clipper ships to tiny yachts through amazingly strong winds and heavy seas. With clear and concise diagrams, they proceed to show how heaving-to works and how even the most modern of yachts can be made to heave-to, whether with only sail power or with the assistance of a sea anchor.

With insights gained from these recent voyages, they have fully revised and expanded this text by more than 40 percent, including nine completely new chapters. Not knowing how to heave-to in bad weather is as inexcusable as not knowing red, right, return. The companion dvd, Storm Tactics is also available through Amazon.

Storm Tactics: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions, 3rd Edition #ad - New material includes: lessons from cape horn an interview with the late sir peter blake, deploying para-anchors, on storm survival and heaving-to Heaving-to using a Galerider on 55-foot Morgan s Cloud Adding rudder protection stops Discussions on avoiding chafe, choosing storm gear, avoiding the worst areas of cyclonic storms, building and using storm staysails, and many more have been expanded to answer many questions posed by readers and seminar attendees.

So write lin and larry pardey in this, the third edition of their highly regarded Storm Tactics Handbook. Highly readable stories of the Pardeys encounters with storms, and of experiences related by several other modern sailors, help illustrate and expand the points made in this book. In a storm at sea, luck is highly biased toward the sailor who has a plan.

Mario vittone, a U.

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Cruising Boat Basics: Hints, Tips, and Tricks for a Fabulous Life Afloat

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Goodlander #ad - It tells you the nitty-gritty technical details of the sea gypsy lifestyle. Does sailing across an ocean on a small vessel seem like an immense challenge? It doesn’t need to be—if you are prepared with a well-found boat, strong offshore safety gear, and some basic seamanship skills. It is chock-full of technical information gathered during three circumnavigations and a lifetime of living aboard in foreign ports.

This book reveals the reality of buying a well-found, coastal sailing, inexpensive boat and outfitting it for living aboard—then taking it inshore gunkholing, offshore cruising, and ocean storm-strutting. It isn’t merely about the boat, it is also about the knowledge required to safely handle that boat and, ultimately, how to manage the cruise as well.

It does not cop-out by telling you to throw money at your problems by hiring marine experts. This book is written with the specific aim of helping sailors exactly like you accomplish these very real, very worthwhile cruising dreams—without a massive amount of money, complication, or BS. The skills required can be explained step-by-step.

Cruising Boat Basics: Hints, Tips, and Tricks for a Fabulous Life Afloat #ad - Forget the “you gotta have a pile of money” rock-hugger thinking. Cruising offshore isn’t rocket science. It is all basic, logical stuff. This book was not written for the edification of Topside-clad yachtsmen or teak-trodding credit card captains—but rather for the working-class sailor attempting to transit from dirt dweller to ocean vagabond without losing sight of the daily fun factor.

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Leap of Faith: Quit Your Job and Live on a Boat

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Outskirts Press, Inc. #ad - It’s tales from tropical adventures. It’s social commentary on the state of today’s society, sprinkled throughout with lyrics from the songs that inspired them. They gave up everything and now they have it allFollow them as they leave the working world behind and become carefree boat bums and beachcombers.

It’s a simple plan for financial freedom. This is a story of finding happiness in paradise through simplicity of life. Read how one couple got rid of all their belongings, quit their jobs, and moved onto a boat.

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Around the World in Six Years: My mostly solo circumnavigation in a 35 foot sailboat

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FriesenPress #ad - The people he met and the challenges he faced along the way – from bureaucratic headaches at ports, to truly frightening weather events, to isolation from his friends and family while relying on their help from afar – only strengthened his commitment to the journey. Dramatic, and heartfelt, funny, it is an account of an ordinary man on an extraordinary trip, and will inspire the aspiring adventurer in every reader.

Around the world in six Years is an account of sailing lessons and life lessons in equal measure. At the age of 67, henry holt struck off on a sailing adventure that would become a six-year voyage unlike any other way of seeing the world.

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Singlehanded Sailing: Thoughts, Tips, Techniques & Tactics

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - Is the wind blowing 20 knots? No problem. Are you racing offshore overnight? Even better. It takes thousands of hours of sailing to get the kind of knowledge contained in this book. From the foreword by bruce schwab the only bible for how to sail your boat fast, safe, and alone Solo sailing is within any sailor's grasp with a little forethought--and this essential guide.

Got a 35-foot sailboat? No problem. Learn everything you need to know to meet any solo challenge, including: Managing the power consumption aboard a boat to feed the electric autopilot Setting and gybing a spinnaker Finding time to sleep Dealing with heavy weather. Singlehander andrew evans learned the hard way how to sail and race alone--with lots of mishaps, including broaches and a near tumbling over a waterfall--and in Singlehanded Sailing he shares the techniques, tips, and tactics he has developed to make his solo sailing adventures safe and enriching.

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Inspecting the Aging Sailboat The International Marine Sailboat Library

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - . With clear step-by-step drawings and instructions, Don Casey explains how to recognize problems--both surface and hidden--and how to separate cosmetic flaws from serious faults. ". The perfect place to begin, or continue, your education. Sailingwhether you are shopping for a used fiberglass boat or prioritizing maintenance tasks on the one you already own, this book saves money--and perhaps even disaster.

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Becoming a Sailor: A Singlehand Sailing Adventure

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#ad - Manta rays, dolphin, sharks, Goliath grouper, and many colorful reef fish move in and out of the story. Becoming a sailor" also goes into technical detail about the repairs and additions to Sobrius, a 1972 Dufour Arpege, as well as the techniques the author had to learn in order to sail singlehanded on multi-day passages.

The narrative moves back and forth in time, singlehanded, then Miami, from Tampa Bay to The Dry Tortugas, from the author's adventures leading up to the purchase of Sobrius to the final journey, and finally to St Augustine. Still he was not certain about many things, the ability of the vessel, including his ability, and whether or not he could sleep in 20 minute increments for three or four days at a time.

Readers will feel that they are sailing in the ocean on a dark and windy night, beating into a northwest wind and heavy seas while rounding Cape Canaveral. They will feel the cold water hit them in the face when waves crash into the little sailboat. They will experience the joy of a perfect day, sailing at hull-speed under bright sunshine across the open water halfway between Cuba and Florida.

Becoming a Sailor: A Singlehand Sailing Adventure #ad - They will dive in the clear waters of The Bahamas and see the ancient and cavernous coral around which swim schools of blue tang, majestic queen angelfish, and the upside-down royal gramma. All the unknowns of a first singlehanded voyage lead to a fascinating experience which is shared with vivid description of both scene and mind in this gripping tale of adventure at sea.

The reader will surf big waves in puerto rico, visit the remote Venezuelan outpost of Isla Aves, freedive into underwater caves in Florida, explore a huge and abandoned 1800's fort in the Florida Straits.

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