What Yacht to Do? – Crouse

Sam and Rev Crouse created What Yacht To Do to show how you can be sitting in your living room one day and then living on the water the next. (You have to say “What Yacht To Do” with a Texas accent to get the full effect…“What ya ought to do”.)

The Crouses are, at this writing, about three months into their loop. They have a series of entertaining blogs and YouTube videos to document the trip, both the ups and the downs.

I was so excited to see that one of their first posts is titled “How we can leave home for a year”. Yes! This is exactly the treasure I look for in blogs. 

Pray tell!

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“More fun than fuel” – Captain John

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.

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Technology Enabled Nomads- Technomadia

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.

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Buy a Boat, Sell the Boat, Start a Movement – Stob

[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 Story

The Stobs were in their fifties when they were ready for a break in their careers, a sabbatical, if you will.

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