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Eric, I had many conversations about the size of a sailboat with Phil. I think the cost of maintaining a small boat, the ease of living on the hook, and the abilty to man the boat himself was the reasons for the smaller boat.
I tend to feel 30-35 foot is needed for comfort.
I am told you can purchase boats in California marines for less than 1000 dollars because people have not paid the slip fee.
I would buy one today if I could get 30-35 foot sailboat. I would sail it down to Guatemala.. not easy to get to that side, but I would put it in Rio Dulce and live on the hook.
Phil is a great guy, he will discuss this by email, write him.
Andy, your recent posts and the explosion of activity in the comments section make for a very interesting blog.
Im a long time reader but wanted you to know I think all the changes you have implemented in the past six months are turning out very well.
Mom And Dad Hey Andy, We really want to thank your friend. It was great to see your smiling face after all these months without a HOBO picture in front of you. Of course, we think you are handsome. After all, you are are our adventuresome son with the blue eyes and blond hair. Last evening your sisters said it is indecent to stay so young looking when they have to work at it. Just thought I would throw that in.
Small World! Phil stayed with us several times at our guest house style Townhouse Hostel near the Manila airports. I came across your website years ago not long after creating my own homepages and happy and a wee bit envious of how much your web presence has multiplied. Im quite ignorant about the fine points of internet technology so thanks for sharing your experiences in your FAQs page. I just started to check out googles adsense option and have never made a peso directly from my website which was originally created as an advertising venue for our small businesses and to help answer the most common questions budget travelers ask. After playing hostel answering the same dozen questions asked by thousands of backpackers and budget travelers who passed through The Townhouse the first ten years we were open I created a Map / Budget Travel Information Wall inside our place and provided the same information on my website. We have alot in common you growing up in Indiana and me in Des Moines, Iowa and both traveling the world on shoestring budgets during our first 10 years of living life on the road. After taking a 3 year break from being in front of a screen from 2004 to 2007 limiting it to an hour / day or less, Im back on-line more so will frequent your blog. ENJOY LIFE! and Keep sahring the JOY of your world travel adventures. Bill