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so my roommate is moving to Florida from Denver to buy a small

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so my roommate is moving to Florida from Denver to buy a small sailboat (with like 8 grand). he is convinced that it is the ideal way to live for some fucking reason. he has no experience sailing and fails to realize how shitty it would be to live on a 35 foot sailboat. so do you think this idea is the dumbest thing ever?
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>>609683479
i would save for a bigger boat, and then move to a small island like Puerto Rico there life is cheaper plus nice sluts
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>>609683479
go with him
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>>609684010
the dude is 20 years old and convinced that life will be non stop ocean fishing and shit like that. he will show me beat to shit boats for like 5k from the 70s and all i can do is scream internally. and his plan is to drive there and live in his car until he finds a boat. its so stupid
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>>609683479
sounds like fun
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>>609684335
fuck that. when i grew up my dad had 2 different motor yachts of about 60 feet on a lake around dallas and boats are straight money pits. its the biggest dumbshit move ever
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>>609684396
He should just look online first. If you search buy sailboats you get a site that has listings. The bigger problem is getting a slip at the docks.
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>>609685100
i meant to say 25 foot boat. he also fails to realize how fucking hot a boat will get being in the sun all day. he doesn't even know how to sail. also with how low to the water a tiny boat like that is the seasickness would be ridiculous.
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As someone who almost bought a houseboat to live on this is a stupid idea. After a little research, I realized they are a complete drain on money and require a lot of upkeep and that's just living on a lake.
I can't imagine what living on the open ocean would be like and I have a feeling your friend will die
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B.O.A.T. Stands for Break Out Another Thousand. $$$$
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>>609685713
thats what im saying. he's like "oh yeah i think ill spend summer in mexico!" all the while i am facepalming like a motherfucker. not only with his limited funds, but a boat from the 70s is probably not even sea worthy. i can't believe his parents are not trying to talk sense into him. and every time i tell him this is fucking restarted he gets confrontational. he also thinks you can wake board behind a dingy life boat with a tiny ass motor.
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>>609683479
Yes. Living on a boat is fucking terrible. But living on an 8 thousand dollar sailboat is borderline masochistic.
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What's his plan for hurricane season?
Being on a sailboat with no experience sounds fun
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>>609686016
Sounds like he is an utter moron. Just sit back let him learn from his mistakes. No reason to get upset about something that doesn't involve or effect you.
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>>609686047
its the stupidest thing ever. he is literally throwing away a rent free apartment, a decent job, legal weed, tons of friends, and fucking colorado to live in shit hole florida and live on a tiny ass sail boat with ZERO boat experience.
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>>609686016
If he has limited funds how does he expect to live?
Not just upkeep on the boat, but slips to keep it in are expensive. He can't just live on the open ocean and fish forever
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>>609686091
he thinks he is just going to put around the bay until he figures it out. it unbelievable. i feel like hes 20 and looking for acceptance or people to be like wow look how cool X is! he also thinks pirates drank brandy.. shit is horrible
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>>609683479
>he has no experience sailing and fails to realize how shitty it would be to live on a 35 foot sailboat. so do you think this idea is the dumbest thing ever?
You fucking coward. This guy is in for the adventure of his life and will get a fuckload of pussy out of it. Docking from port to port, taking girls from different ports, fucking them on the high seas, dumping them on one port, finding another. Fuck man. That is the life.
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>>609683479
If he's a gearhead, minimalist, adventurer, genuinely happy loner, and reasonably independently wealthy, then he should do it.

It's fun to try for a while.

I did it in my 20s, and I'll do it again a decade from now.

You have to let people learn by doing sometimes, OP.
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>>609686405
thats what im saying, he just purchased a massive think sea rod and is like oh man i cant wait to be catching snapper and shit. while im thinking if it was this easy everyone and their mother would be living on boats like fucking gambodians
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>so do you think this idea is the dumbest thing ever?
It probably is, but why the fuck do you care?
Are you his mom or smthing?
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>>609686281
What's your point? Why do you give a shit?
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>>609686501
none of that will happen
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>>609686761
>none of that will happen
As soon as he gets away form negative fuckheads like you, it will.
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>>609686569
he works at a sporting goods store. he has 8 grand. not including the cash to get out there. i feel like this is a case of being young and dumb. im only 22 but i can still see the error in this incredibly stupid romantic idea
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>>609686485
Does he realize the real pirates of the Caribbean was nothing like the movies?
Life was rough and usually short. There's a reason there's tons of those ships at the bottom of the ocean
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He is probably going to die. If he can't sail, I'm assuming he can't navigate. He will have no idea when a storm comes through, or what to do in one, and he probably won't know how to notify the coast guard.

Say goodbye, because he is going to die.
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>>609686813
>im only 22 but i can still see the error in this incredibly stupid romantic idea

Then he learns hard lessons from the mistakes. Gets an idea for a business that you only get from experience, becomes a millionaire while you are still trying to pay a mortgage and fuck your cheating wife.
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>>609686651>>609686646
no we went to military school together in like 2011 and just solid bros. i just hate see someone be so naive
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>>609686894
haha i actually sort of laughed at that
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>>609686894
he is convinced some weather app someone at his store he works at will guide him and be his nav. mother fucker doesn't know anything
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>>609686894
This.
Once you get out of sight of the shoreline it's incredibly easy to lose your direction.
I know he'll probably have a compass but even then he'll never find his port again and will likely die sailing up and down the coast looking for his dock when a storm comes in
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>>609683479
>has no experience sailing

He'll get more experience sailing, becoming a mechanic, becoming resourceful, and becoming a man, in 2 months at sea than most faggots in suburbs ever do in their entire lives.

Be happy as fuck to know someone foolish enough to actually risk everything TRYING their idiotic dreams, rather than just forever dreaming them and being an unhappy lazy fuck like 99% of everyone else you'll meet.

He's got the rest of his life to be boring and complacent. He's young. Now is the time for crazy risk-taking.

Living in harbors isn't that big of a deal anyway. ...half the fucking boats on any dock aren't seaworthy & never leave the slip.
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>>609687367
>weather app
How's he going to pay his phone bill?
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>>609687377
he also thinks that he can sail to places like Australia. on a 8k boats of around 25 to 30 feet. say hello to davey jones for me
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>>609687377
lol
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>>609687497
He's only got $8k
Hows he going to buy a boat you can live on and afford a slip with that.
Also food and water
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>>609687576
Not paying your phone bill will only get the wireless service shut off. The phone will still be able to operate & receive GPS signals. You just can't call someone or send a text or connect to the internet.
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>>609687497
who is going to teach him? do they have like sailor school or someshit? i doubt old sailors just stand around smoking a pipe waiting for a dashing lad to approach them as a padawon or something?
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First up tell his retarded ass to check out yachtworlddotcom and see how awful a boat you can get for 8k

Second, tell him to sign up over at sailinganarchydotcom and have him discuss the idea (hearing first hand experience from people who do this sort of shit might make him wise up)
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>>609687710
Lol
Good luck with Cape Horn or does he think he's going to take his dinghy through the panama canal?
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>>609687834
i know its a fucking joke to me, i can't believe he is going through with it. i am going to start a death pot/ return to denver tail between legs pot with our mutual friends here
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>about to finish pointless trashcan degree
>trying to decide whether to try and go NEET or move to some buddhist temple or something else ridiculous
We all have fantasies of doing something other than a shitty 9-5, have a wife and kids and go on holiday once a year and building an extension conservatory despite being ridiculously in debt from student fees, loans and mortgages like every other pleb.
But I'm coming to terms when my parents die I will probably top myself seeing as I haven't done so already because of the grief it would cause them.
If you ever see a guy going postal on the news shouting "face the feast of powder" it's probably me, screencap this post.
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>>609687367
>weather app

There are actually some proper nav apps for iPad now, but nigga better take a class or two on basic map reading & navigation first. And ocean safety. Basic sailing he can get easily enough in a book, but navigation & safety are another matter. Serriersry.
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>>609688123
he has less of an idea of what he is doing than a virgin on the set of a bdsm porno
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take out a massive life insurance policy on his ass
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Seriously though OP, there are jobs on sailboats where he can get experience though.
When rich people charter sailboats they need crew to do the heavy lifting and he can get a lot of experience that way while making good money.
He should take his $8k and go to Florida and look for a deckhand job
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>>609688296
he also thinks that people just leave boats there and the marinas will take them and give them out for free or for foreclosure prices. and fails to realize that if someone left them there they are probably a piece of shit
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>>609688594
he thinks he can go to school, fish all day for food, and sail too on the daily
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>>609688618
this is partially true, some marinas will sell abandoned boats for the price of unpaid marina fees, but like you said they're most likely shit heaps that were abandoned for a reason.
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>>609688618
Where the fuck did he get the idea that people are just giving out boats for free?
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>>609688770
exactly. and what ridiculous is one of the dudes we are friends with want to come and spend the summer hanging out with him on this tiny ass boat. talk about claustrophobia and cabin fever
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>>609688926
some shit he probably saw in a youtube video. its beyond autistic.
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>>609689035
Seriously dude stop giving this much of a fuck. Let the idiot do it, what happens happens.
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>>609688705
If your friend doesn't die at sea, he will be homeless within the year and make a headline that reads "Florida Man..."
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>>609688189
At least you got to go to college. I was a straight a student til I was 17 & had to drop out to try to help save the family business, in a dying industry, & took on part of the ownership & risk, which quickly turned into 3 million in personal debt by the time I was 19, unable to financially go to back to school, & I've been stuck working shit jobs that pay dick with a ruined financial history following me to my grave. I'm 37 now, no options, & not part of this society or world.

tl;dr: 10/10, would rather risk certain death on a fucking sailboat than spend decade after decade in this hopeless pointless valueless culture & life.
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>>609689202
haha and his rival "Colombian man.." knowing this dude it wouldn't surprise me.
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>>609689330
Why don't you do it then?
Just max out your credit cards and buy a boat and just disappear
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>>609689330
yeah but the thing is he is living in a rent free apartment just living easy and is 20. that sucks to hear about your life man but this kid is not even near the having his back against the wall
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>>609689628
haha he was like" dude i can't wait to go check out Kingston Jamaica, reggae capital of the world!!" and im like you are fucking retarded you are white and american. he fails to realize the world is not a giant suburb paradise. so thinks that the south is like all blue grass and johnny cash/ country music is the only music. shit is almost funny
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>>609689431
OP, some people get their insight from books, some people get their insight from collective social wisdom, like you are doing here, but some people have found neither of those fulfilling, reliable, or relevant, and prefer to acquire insight from experience instead.

You sound like someone that never touched the stove, because you were told it was hot and you thought about the fire inside it and figured they were probably right, and believed it was hot.

Your friend on the other hand, KNOWS stoves are hot, and has burn marks on his fingers to prove it.
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>>609690139
If he tries to sail to Jamaica he will probably end up in Haiti and not know the difference until it's too late. lol
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>>609689592
That is one option I'm considering.
...among others.
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>>609690272
eh im honestly pretty crazy when it comes to stupid stunts, but im not going to throw away a LODE of dosh on some silly endeavor that could possibly lead to my death or financial ruin in a part of the country where i know very little to noone.
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>>47499007
You sound like a jealous FAGGOT
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>>609690411
I'm honestly not sure which is worse at this point.

It's kind of a toss up.
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>>609690411
ahaha he probably wouldn't even realize the Haitians would be speaking french until the saw the whites of their starving eyes
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My brother tried the same goddamned retarded bullshit. I had to send him 2 grand to get his boat out of hock down in New Orleans because he couldnt afford dockage.
Now i own half of a shitty sailboat.
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>>609690272
What's your point?
Experience is better? I believed my mom when she told me not to jump off the roof of the house and I believe being able-bodied now is better than being in a wheelchair.
When someone warns you about doing something potentially lethal, the wise person heeds the advice
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>>609690841
yeah he has his heart set on this shit like a hitler youth. its sad but at the same time i can't wait to hear about (if he survives) about how horrible it was (and how right i was)
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Jesus christ just stop bitching about your idiot roommate you sound like a woman.

Every fucking post you've made is just some variation of "I'm so much smarter than my stupid roommate".

You spend your time bitching.
He spends his time dreaming.
Your roommate is going to die a much happier person than you are.
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>>609690730
more like the whites of their gnashing teeth as they ate that fucker down to the toenails.
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>>609690702
On one hand, Jamaica is a third world ex-slave colony that has been steadily declining since the fucking dark ages, & it's only saving grace is a fake ass Disney-like resort for middle class American trash.

On the other, Haiti gave us Kanye West.

So, realistically, I think Jamaica has the upper hand
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>>609691047
eh im pretty happy to tell you the truth. just sad to loose a good friend that i always go shooting with in the mountains every weekend. a good cocaine buddy. a wingman at parties. a bro in the pit at shows. for a fuckin sailboat. that probably won't even float.
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>>609691011
My brother did have some funny ass stories about going down the Mississippi where the barges don't care about your shitty sailboat or you for that matter. he bought his boat from a marina in Wisconsin and had to sail it across the lakes.
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>>609690498
>among others
Well I think it's better to go out while embarking on an adventure than alone in your dark house.
Either way, fuck the credit card industry. Max them out and go out in style
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>>609691047
>You spend your time bitching
>he spends his time dreaming

You spend your time on /b/
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>>609691664
nah usually k or x.
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I live on a boat. Chicks dig it
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>>609691778
but is it a beat to shit 25ft boat?
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>>609691664
What's your point? Nothing I said has anything to do with me or what I do.
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>>609683479
>Florida
>30 foot sail boat
>8 grand
What fantasy world does he live in? He MIGHT be able to get a shitty fishing boat.
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All of this is kind of making me want to try this..

..in a more well-planned, educated manner.
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>>609691971
he is 20 and has no idea what the fuck he is getting into
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>>60969093
>yes, that is the kind of person I am
>and I'm unable to see that some people don't value what I value, & what suffices as better for me isn't enter for them

You have almost no husiness being friends with your current friend. You should consider pursuing a careers in accounting, or finance, and your friend should pursue living on a wreck of a boa for a while & everything that comes of that. The world needs both.

There is no universal "better" that can be applied to all humans everywhere, despite what your old outdated 19th century Scottish/German cultural upbringing has pounded into you.
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>>609691366
>Barges don't care about you
Truth. They're always running over and into shit.
I'm in Memphis and there was a story a few years ago about a dude that suicided off the bridge here and they found his body in St Louis. lol
They dragged his ass hundreds of miles upriver
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>>609692074

First of all you aren't going to get a livable boat for eight grand, and if he thinks hes going to be able to get a space in a harbor he can forget about it, there's usually a 10 year wait list in some harbors to get a spot and 8 grand might rent you a month in some places.
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>>609692196
thats pretty funny
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>>609691822
30 foot. Its all fucked up. I am surprised it hasn't sunk while I am asleep and me and my ten dollar hooker drown. But she likes my boat. so do her friends
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>>609692399
thats not to bad, but still fuck drowning nigga
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>>609691861
You were criticizing OP for bitching and not being a "dreamer"
You aren't any better
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B. O. A. T
Bust
Out
Another
Thousand

Good luck with only 8
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>>609683479
I did it a few years ago, stopped after 3 months for many reasons :

- cold, insane humidity, noise problem when raining
- no hot water
- no electrecity
- shitty food cans everyday cause no cooking ustensils
- no privacy (everybody watches you when you're in the port).

All i can say is : let him do. Only him can realize how stupid the idea is, and more important, at last he will try and won't have any regrets in the future regarding this "dream".
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Lol why doesn't he just join the navy?
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Chicks? You don't have to live on a boat to get chicks. There are plenty of hot girls everywhere, if you are not getting any pussy where you are right now, going someplace different wont help your sorry ass.
Boats are expensive, period.
Your friend has seen "Captain Ron" one to many times. However, if he has the money, and the know how, its a different kind of life for sure.
Wonder how many people currently living on a yacht are thinking "man, if I could pawn this old boat off on someone, I'd take the money and move to Colorado and live in a little cabin up in the mountains, that would be the life........"
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OP. You should probably buy him a GoPro so you will be able to witness his death. Don't forget to post it to Liveleak
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>>609683479
at least he wants to do more with his life than sitting on a computer browsing an image baord
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>>609692763
my roommate and i live in denver. im the only one who has girls come around. 8 grand is not alot. he is jumping head first with a blindfold stapled onto his head.
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>>609692847
that would be solid. an awesome shipwreck snuff video. do those cameras float?
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>>609692931
>do more with his life
By ending it
Kek
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>>609692327
I lived aboard a tiny 21 foot Santana for 7 years. Bought it for 2100, put about 3k into rigging & mech on day 1, and then a few hundue a yr after that on basic maint & the odd water pump or whatever.

Boats are typically luxury items, and people often need to get out of them for all kinds of reasons; debt, divorce, inheritance, liability, etc, and great deals can be found if you're friends with the dockmasters. Otherwise the brokers & flippers usually snap em up.quick.

It can be done.
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>>609691232
Kanye West isn't Haitian though... like, not even a little
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>>609693106
Not sure but there's apps that can upload video to servers in real time.
Not sure why airlines haven't invested in this
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>>609692528
I was criticizing OP for bitching about someone having a different outlook on life than he does and thinking he's better, when he's not better, he's just different.
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>>609683479
These autists have it pretty good for cheap
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EUVDB1Yftc
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>>609693373
True.
He's 100% douchenozzle.
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>>609683479
can the cheaper older ones be realistically be operated by a single person with no experience?
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>>609693410
I was too, and even came right out and explained it to him, and he still couldn't get it.

He is young, and life is simple and choices are clear.
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>>609693463
They're still paying $400 a month for the slip.
OPs friend has $8k and no boat and no job in Florida
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>>609693866
i doubt it man. its a fantasy.
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>>609693866
No boat can be reliably operated by someone with no experience.

The way to get the experience, is to either spend lots of time and money on books and classes, & spend a while crewing, or, just go get the boat, go out there and fuck up, start figuring it out, and gain the experience.
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OP you should archive this thread and show it to your roomate the next time he gets defensive when you question his retardedness.
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>>609693866
Even the new expensive boats need a captain with experience.
This isn't fucking camping and humans aren't at the top of the food chain at sea
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>>609692722
you're not supposed to liv in a rowboat, anon.
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>>609694371
that is a fantastic idea. however it would probably end in him yelling at me and breaking my laptop haha
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>>609683479
my 50 footer is uncormfortabel for large lenghts and cost about 80 grand
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>>609694740
Low budget.
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>>609694952
this dude is planning on living on this for 4 years and going to school while living on it. i want some of the drugs he is sneaking
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>>609694952
That is a lot of boat, anon.
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>>609694761
Ask to borrow his phone and show him on that
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>>609686808
Yeah, what the fuck is OP saying? What kind of fucking friend are you?
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>>609694326
>>609694367
>>609694673

So, overall it sounds like a good way to practice drowning
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>>609695113
>>609695168

my mates step dad was a avid sailor and manage to live well on an 80 foot boat, but in all ohnesty if you are buying a boat and dont have at least 100 hours of solo sailing you will die
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>>609694952
Pic related?
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>>609695249
haha i have a plan as soon as he wakes up
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>>609695425
na man, its my parents boat...but she gives me a 50 footer when i need it
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>>609695362
>drowning
That's the peaceful way. The gulf and Atlantic have bull sharks, tiger sharks, hammerheads, etc.
I'd rather drown than survive a storm only to bob around as shark bait
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I lived on a sailboat when I was 25. Had no experience sailing either. Went all over the Caribbean. I learned I get sea sick. Really bad. It was fun and it sucked. But it a challenge to learn dead reckoning as a form of navigation. Still amazed I never got lost. Andrew really really sucked. Most I ever puked.
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>not joining your friend on an around the world voyage and fucking skanks in every port
>not taking the opportunity to spread your seed and do your family proud
>not learning how to sail the boat to make life better for both you and your friend
>mfw you're the worst kind of friend
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>>609696163
>around the world voyage
>$8k
>25 foot sailboat
>mfw
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>>609696163
i have skanks in colorado. florida is trashy. why the fuck would i want children with tons of women? i would be a male nigger. sailing would be cool if this were like the 1600s, but i could give a shit less about it.
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>>609696507
You will notice at no point in my post did I suggest they would be successful.
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dude, I'll sell him my sailboat for 2k. I'm tired of paying the dock fees each month. Great shape. It's just sitting on Lake Tellico, not being used. Only one death on board, my idiot step-grandfather who got drunk and drowned.
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>>609696832
haha im not going, i told him hes a fucking retard
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>>609696832
Which is why they should have gopros.
Dis gun b fun
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>>609684396
I did something very similar. Except I had less than 5,000$ and I ended up buying an unrigged Hunter 24.

Best 4 years of my life. Your friend is cooler than you.
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>>609697486
>Hunter 24
i just don't SEA the appeal of living on a fucking boat.
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>>609687115
This guy gets it
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>>609687925

His weather app needs some way of being updated with the weather reports.
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>>609687367
I fly a fucking airplane with ForeFlight. It is absolutely an app capable of being the only navigation on a fucking airplane....
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>>609683479
>8 grand
>35 foot

is it even in the water?
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>>609697905
i doubt it man. its just a mess if you ask me
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>>609698145
he's decided to become a bum

just let him walk the earth
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He should crew for a few years. He'll sail all over the Carribean
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>>609683479
He will never, ever, ever, ever, ever get a boat that will float for 8 grand. Ever. Ever.
Unless he's cool living in a scuttled one.
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