“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Houseless Sailing Bums

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We just left the closing on our house. We are now officially houseless sailing bums. Next step is becoming jobless sailing bums. Only 17 more months to go!

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15 thoughts on “Houseless Sailing Bums

  1. Congrats!! Keep pressing toward the goal.

  2. Congratulations! Truly inspiring. I’m totally proud of you and your endeavors.

  3. Wahoo!! I like that you said “house”less, not homeless 🙂 home sweet boat!

  4. Way to go Jesse! That’s a big step.

  5. Congrats!!!!!!

    We’ve are about 2 months away from listing ours. We had a business to sell also and that is closing next week. The house is next and then we move onto Cream Puff full time. So close we can taste it 🙂

    Hope to catch you in a cove one day soon.

    Mark and CIndy
    s/v Cream Puff
    http://www.creampuff.us

  6. Hello, I’m pretty much home less, im not healthy get by on food stamps.im going to buy a small sail boat, and take off, any advice you can give would be helpful Thank You Randall

    • Hi Randall. Good luck with your plan.

      The best advice I can give anybody, especially those on a budget, is to spend some of those limited boat bucks on Cap’n Fatty Goodlander’s book Buy, Outfit and Sail (http://www.amazon.com/Buy-Outfit-Sail-Inexpensively-Safely/dp/1456310038). He gives you a step by step walk through on how to do exactly what you are trying to do. Any it is extremely entertaining. The guy can write.

      Good luck and let me know if there are any specific questions I can help you with.

      Fair winds

      • hey thank you for getting back to meI will get that book right away I really don’t have a plan yetjust plan on sailing & camping one last adventure. I do have one Pacific question but I’ve been worried about. How hard is it to get to a grocery store

  7. Getting supplies isn’t that hard. You will learn where you can find good supplies and food. You rely on canned foods a lot. Stock up on them when you are in places where it’s cheap like the US or Mexico. Most cruisers will carry around 3-6 months of food and only pick up small amounts of things in areas like the Bahamas where food is expensive.

    Fishing, both with fishing rods and spears like Hawaiian Slings, will be a big help. A lot of people will be able to get so much fish that you get sick of eating it.

    • I can’t imagine getting sick of eating fish, sounds like a good goal, my doctors would be proud.jesse I’ve got to ask, are there groups of people that stick together, and go out & sail together? like a community

      • Definitely. When cruising they call it “buddy boating”. There are groups that set out together or groups that develop because you like each other and have fun doing things with the group. You definitely won’t be doing everything together but it’s common to hangout for a couple of ports and then separate for a little bit, then meet up again later.

  8. Cool, I’m getting excited.thank you for the info, and God bless you

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