Is there any looper out there who has not read at least some of Captain John’s many Great Loop webpages?
He has had a website almost as long as there has been an internet!
His first loop was in 1971. He’s owned boats his entire adult life.
Captain John has been looping and living on a boat since he retired in 1995. With 10+ loops under his belt, he has plenty of opinions and views on various aspects of cruising the Great Loop, including the financial aspect.
Continue reading ““More fun than fuel” – Captain John”
Talk about Great Loop financial backstories! One of the most comprehensive and transparent ones you will find is by Technomadia.
They have an excellent post about the thought processes behind buying and paying for their 4788 Bayliner. This particular post really opened my eyes to some possibilities I had never considered.
First, they discuss what they learned that had them
increasing their original budget.
Continue reading “Technology Enabled Nomads- Technomadia”
[Book Review. This is the book that first piqued our interest in the Great Loop. Here’s a review through a “financial backstory” lens. ]
Honey, Let’s Get a Boat by Ron and Eva Stob is the book that really started it all. The Stobs travelled the loop in 1994 and published a book about it 1999. They went on to form the “America’s Great Loop Cruiser’s Association”, the AGLCA, which continues today.
The Stobs were in their fifties when they were ready for a break in their careers, a sabbatical, if you will.
Continue reading “Buy a Boat, Sell the Boat, Start a Movement – Stob”
When I start reading a new Great Loop blog, I go right to the first post. The first ever post. The “this was our planning and how we were able to do the loop” post. Sometimes I have to scroll through years of archives to find it, but I go back to the beginning.
I’m always a bit disappointed when the first post is Day One of the trip.
Continue reading “Financial Backstories? What?”