At the age of 36 I left the secure world of corporate America and vowed never to return. After purchasing this boat I had exactly .14 cents left in my life savings. I am on quest to create a safe, simple boat as my home base and continue to live life to the fullest that I can on a modest budget of $500.00 per month. I have no savings and earn as I go, some days its feast, others its famine. In the meantime I will slowly explore the world in search of cheap wine, cheese, and bread, my daily staples. Strange as it may seem, this is not a sailing blog, yes I love to sail but its only a small part of my life. I love photography, the back-country, bicycle touring, foraging and wilderness survival. Basically I am a maximalist in minimalist clothing. My next big project is building an off grid cabin so I can winter off of the boat.