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If your only thinking of becoming a seagypsy be warned after reading this book you will want to become one, i know for sure as eggs i do. The first thing you must do on your journey towards gypsyhood is read this book. It's a wealth of knowledge package into a thoughtful and entertaining read, with a good dollop of humor. I loved Rick's no nonsense get the point authorship, there's no fluffing around the edges with this book with all that feel good rubbish, it's straight to the point with the facts, take it or leave it. By reading this book and applying the knowledge i know I'm light years ahead of the game towards being a seagypsy.
If this book doesn’t inspire you to live your cruising dream, nothing will. Rick and Jasna provide sound, practical advice to get you started on your journey to becoming a seagypsy. Their humour makes for some laugh out loud reading moments; while their approach to living sustainably and with respect for others as well as our environment is inspirational. I’ll be reading this again and again!
I found this book very down to earth and a practical look at a life at sea. I had ideas of what style of boat I wanted, and have found since reading this book, I had media hype blinkers on and that I have now started to notice the salesmanship of products is not always for the betterment of the people. So in all it is a great book to get your feet back on the ground "so to speak" and to look at a seagypsies life with open eyes. Thank you guys for this book.
More than just advice on budget sailing and seagypsying - this book is full of advice on life. And how to live a better, more fulfilling life! Thanks Rick - hopefully we'll catch up for a brew or two one day 😋
There are a lot of books out there on this subject…and if you’re serious, you’ll read a large number of them. However, this book should be your FIRST purchase. Trust me, I’ve read the Hiscock’s, the Pardey’s, Kretschmer, etc., and these are great sources of information. BUT, this book is where you want to start.
Why…?? Rick and Jasna (great name) put forth a wonderful overview on the cruising lifestyle and all it has to offer; from thinking about doing it…to dropping anchor in yet another, amazing location. What they don’t do is bore with with the minutiae of each subject. Plenty of time for that later through the other authors mentioned…and more, such as Hal Roth and Peter Bruce. “Get Real, Get Gone” is very informative…and it is entertaining. They DO have a sense of humor.
And Tom Cunliffe says, “Don’t even think of buying a boat until you have read this book.” (Don’t know who Tom is…?? You will…)
Rick and Jasna, with their very relaxed style, provide you with ample information for you to decide as to whether or not you should begin the process of cruising on a sailboat, with the possibility of becoming...a seagypsy.