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Post Options Post Options   Quote winging it Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Nov 08 at 10:39am
Originally posted by Rupert

On the insurance side, check how much 3rd party is with various companies. I can be much, much cheaper, though if you prang your own boat you won't get a penny.


Absolutely right, plus most clubs wont let you on their water without third party cover anyway.

Unfortunately yetty sailing twice round the IoW in a topper would cost you way more than you need to raise because you'd need to run support boats etc.

Why not start by selling some stuff on ebay?  I bet you have loads of stuff you no longer want and it's nearly Christmas, so that could work.

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My first 3 boats were funded by car washing, paper rounds and not eating school lunches!

If you want to sail round the Isle of Wight in a Topper the best thing would be not to tell anyone, becasue they'll tell you not to do it!

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I funded all my sailing with paper rounds, car washes, etc. until I got my first job. I couldnt afford a moulded spinaker chute for the Mirror so we cut the bottom of an old potty and attached a cloth sock to it.

The spinaker was sewn together from off cut cloth bought from the local sailmakers.

If you really want it you will find a way.

I have all my boats insured third party as I do most of the work myself. The Hornet fully comp is about 120, third party it is 40. Also ask your Topper insurers if they will give you a discount on the second boat.

 


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Originally posted by radixon

Do what the rest of us did, ask for 2 to spend at lunch time at school then either starve yourself till you get home/scrounge of a mate that odd packet of crisps/spend as little as possible then after a few weeks you'll get that money you need.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Andymac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 08 at 8:57pm

Originally posted by radixon

Do what the rest of us did, ask for 2 to spend at lunch time at school then either starve yourself till you get home/scrounge of a mate that odd packet of crisps/spend as little as possible then after a few weeks you'll get that money you need

Sorry to quote you again radixon.... (I suppose I'm meant to type my bit before posting )

Anyway wasn't that what Ellen Macarther done as a youngster.

Certainly the idea that people sponsor someone indulging themselves so that they can go on to indulge themselves more, seems a little bit like a soft option. If you want a 'gain' you should be prepared to have some 'pain' to earn it.

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