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I saw the movie Moana in January 2017 and I insisted that we sell everything and become "voyagers". No joke!

And here we are. Six months later, unemployed and living on a boat. Preparing to set sail from Muskegon, Michigan to the Gulf of Mexico. From there, we think we will head to the Florida Keys. Perhaps the Bahamas. We don't know where we will go for the summer hurricane season. Next winter we will definitely head for the Bahamas. 

We have two kids, five and two years old. I can't help but wonder if traveling on a boat will be good or bad for them. I worry about them getting hurt. I worry about them falling off the boat. I worry about homeschooling. I worry that the peace and subtle joys of cruising on a sailboat will be destroyed by two energetic kids. That perhaps I'm ruining our chance of a successful liveaboard life by leading "too early" with kids who are "too young."

Alas, to be a parent is to worry. And I don't think there is ever a perfect time to go cruising. It's a huge, life altering decision. If we don't go NOW I fear we will never go. Nearly every sailboat is purchased by someone dreaming of distant shores. But those sailboats sit in their slips and remind me that more often than not, our dreams are dashed against the rocky shore of reality.

So while the timing isn't perfect, even though I don't have all the answers, despite the lump of fear caught in my throat, I don't want my dreams to turn into regrets. 
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Become Our Best Friend
$1 or more per month 1 patron
THANK YOU SO MUCH! You are so awesome and we truly appreciate your support!

Plus:
  • Get early access to videos on our patron only feed.
  • Talk with us via email or Facebook.
  • Help us avoid poverty and financial ruin!
Saving to Sail Away e-book
$1 or more per month 2 patrons

Download our "Saving to Sail Away" e-book, plus:

  • Get early access to videos on our patron only feed.
  • Talk with us via email or Facebook.
  • Help us avoid poverty and financial ruin!
Undying Love and Admiration
$3 or more per month 1 patron
THANK YOU! Patron's at this level receive our undying love and admiration (and maybe even the occasional back rub*).
  • Get early access to videos on our patron only feed.
  • Talk with us via email or Facebook.
  • Help us avoid poverty and financial ruin!
*This is a lie.
We'll name a starfish after you
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
Patron's of your caliber deserve to be immortalized by having a starfish named after them. We will also install a GPS tag on your starfish so you can track its progress along the ocean floor.*

Plus:
  • Get early access to videos on our patron only feed.
  • Talk with us via email or Facebook.
  • Help us avoid poverty and financial ruin!

*We will not actually tag a starfish for you. But it would be cool if we could. 
The Hamilton Financial Club
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
Want to know how much it costs to go cruising? Want to share in our financial ups and downs? I've got a helluva deal for you!

Become a patron at this level and get detailed income & expense reports each month, as well as access to our cruising budget. 

Plus:
  • Get early access to videos on our patron only feed.
  • Talk with us via email or Facebook.
  • Help us avoid poverty and financial ruin!
I'll write and record a song with your name in it!
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll embarrass myself by writing a song with your name in it, then I'll record it and post it on youtube!

Plus:
  • Get early access to videos on our patron only feed.
  • Talk with us via email or Facebook.
  • Help us avoid poverty and financial ruin!
Message in a bottle
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
We'll put a message in a bottle with your contact information on it. We'll release the bottle while making an ocean passage and give you the GPS coordinates of where the bottle was released. The message will instruct whoever finds it to let you know when and where the message was found. 

Plus: 
  • Get early access to videos on our patron only feed.
  • Talk with us via email or Facebook.
  • Help us avoid poverty and financial ruin!
GOD OF THE SEA
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
What? WOW! Let's schedule a time for a video chat over a beer or coffee!

Plus:
  • Get early access to videos on our patron only feed.
  • Talk with us via email or Facebook.
  • Help us avoid poverty and financial ruin!
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$86 of $100 per month
Once we hit this goal we'll be able to cover bare essential boat maintenance!
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I saw the movie Moana in January 2017 and I insisted that we sell everything and become "voyagers". No joke!

And here we are. Six months later, unemployed and living on a boat. Preparing to set sail from Muskegon, Michigan to the Gulf of Mexico. From there, we think we will head to the Florida Keys. Perhaps the Bahamas. We don't know where we will go for the summer hurricane season. Next winter we will definitely head for the Bahamas. 

We have two kids, five and two years old. I can't help but wonder if traveling on a boat will be good or bad for them. I worry about them getting hurt. I worry about them falling off the boat. I worry about homeschooling. I worry that the peace and subtle joys of cruising on a sailboat will be destroyed by two energetic kids. That perhaps I'm ruining our chance of a successful liveaboard life by leading "too early" with kids who are "too young."

Alas, to be a parent is to worry. And I don't think there is ever a perfect time to go cruising. It's a huge, life altering decision. If we don't go NOW I fear we will never go. Nearly every sailboat is purchased by someone dreaming of distant shores. But those sailboats sit in their slips and remind me that more often than not, our dreams are dashed against the rocky shore of reality.

So while the timing isn't perfect, even though I don't have all the answers, despite the lump of fear caught in my throat, I don't want my dreams to turn into regrets. 

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Tiers
Become Our Best Friend
$1 or more per month 1 patron
THANK YOU SO MUCH! You are so awesome and we truly appreciate your support!

Plus:
  • Get early access to videos on our patron only feed.
  • Talk with us via email or Facebook.
  • Help us avoid poverty and financial ruin!
Saving to Sail Away e-book
$1 or more per month 2 patrons

Download our "Saving to Sail Away" e-book, plus:

  • Get early access to videos on our patron only feed.
  • Talk with us via email or Facebook.
  • Help us avoid poverty and financial ruin!
Undying Love and Admiration
$3 or more per month 1 patron
THANK YOU! Patron's at this level receive our undying love and admiration (and maybe even the occasional back rub*).
  • Get early access to videos on our patron only feed.
  • Talk with us via email or Facebook.
  • Help us avoid poverty and financial ruin!
*This is a lie.
We'll name a starfish after you
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
Patron's of your caliber deserve to be immortalized by having a starfish named after them. We will also install a GPS tag on your starfish so you can track its progress along the ocean floor.*

Plus:
  • Get early access to videos on our patron only feed.
  • Talk with us via email or Facebook.
  • Help us avoid poverty and financial ruin!

*We will not actually tag a starfish for you. But it would be cool if we could. 
The Hamilton Financial Club
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
Want to know how much it costs to go cruising? Want to share in our financial ups and downs? I've got a helluva deal for you!

Become a patron at this level and get detailed income & expense reports each month, as well as access to our cruising budget. 

Plus:
  • Get early access to videos on our patron only feed.
  • Talk with us via email or Facebook.
  • Help us avoid poverty and financial ruin!
I'll write and record a song with your name in it!
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll embarrass myself by writing a song with your name in it, then I'll record it and post it on youtube!

Plus:
  • Get early access to videos on our patron only feed.
  • Talk with us via email or Facebook.
  • Help us avoid poverty and financial ruin!
Message in a bottle
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
We'll put a message in a bottle with your contact information on it. We'll release the bottle while making an ocean passage and give you the GPS coordinates of where the bottle was released. The message will instruct whoever finds it to let you know when and where the message was found. 

Plus: 
  • Get early access to videos on our patron only feed.
  • Talk with us via email or Facebook.
  • Help us avoid poverty and financial ruin!
GOD OF THE SEA
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
What? WOW! Let's schedule a time for a video chat over a beer or coffee!

Plus:
  • Get early access to videos on our patron only feed.
  • Talk with us via email or Facebook.
  • Help us avoid poverty and financial ruin!