In A New Element

7 Responses

  1. Ken says:

    No matter how new/old a boat there is always a job list!

  2. JonK says:

    Stopped Counting Hours! What a fantastic milestone! What an amazing achievement Neil. She looks spectacular.

  3. Darren says:

    Job done ! and its a good’un :o)

  4. Spencer says:

    Neil-
    Pardon my bluntness, but I’ve jsut had a flash of curiosity–What will you and Gail be doing for income once you are permenantly on the boat? I know that Gail is currently on redundancy (which I believe is like our unemployment) and that you had a couple irons in the fire as far as web-based income generation, but I’m unclear as to how much you will have to live on per month. I’ve seen cruising cost estimated between $500 a month(which reeks of a frugality that I might have issues with) all the way up to $2000(which seems a little over-spendy). I know this is a delicate subject with anyone, and you don’t have to share if you don’t feel comfortable, but what do you expect your rough expenses to be and how are you meeting those needs? Previous investments, retirement funds, income generation? Like I say, please only share if you are comfortable. You may call me a nosy twit, if you so desire. Thanks

  5. Simon says:

    Neil, I have followed your blog for a good few years, dipping in every few months. Congratulations on getting to the home straight. Gleda looks fantastic – great job. Good luck for the launch.

    Simon
    T21 – Tiki Sunrise

  6. NeilH says:

    Hi Spencer. No problems with you asking about the finances, it’s the elephant in the room isn’t it? You’ll have to bear with me for detail and in any case I can’t give a lot because I don’t know yet! What I can say is that one of my main objectives with this lifestyle change was to drastically reduce the amount we need to earn just to ‘live’. One thing is certain though, there are always ways to earn a bit of cash and if a ‘bit’ is all you need then Happy Days! Keep following the blog and I’ll tell it like it is as things develop.

  7. NeilH says:

    Thanks to everyone for your comments recently. Your support has been invaluable in getting me here. Now the fun really starts!

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