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Old 29-06-2011, 20:54   #16
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Way to go. Cruising on a small boat is great. I have heard many good things about the Haida 26. We live and cruise on a 25 footer. Do you have a blog?

Look forward to updates.
Not yet, been to busy getting free of life. Will work on it soon. Thank You for asking.....Michael...
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Old 30-06-2011, 05:42   #17
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Not yet, been to busy getting free of life. Will work on it soon. Thank You for asking.....Michael...
I understand that. We went from a three story house on three acres with a 24 by 32 pole barn to a 25 foot boat and a 14 by 70 mobile home. We kept a mobile home just to not have burned all of our bridges at once, but we are now ready to sell it. It is up for sale right now. So now we have a 25 footer and a yard barn at my brothers house that we put life's mementos in.

It is amazing how much freer I feel getting rid of all the junk I used to think was important. I ran across the quote below and it sums up exactly how I feel.

"We each must choose our own path through life. Do we follow the course laid out for us by others, or dare we chart our own destiny? Brainwashed by our economic system, we become entombed beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, and preposterous gadgetry and playthings that divert our attention from the sheer idiocy of the charade.
The years thunder by. The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie, caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, our tomb is sealed. For years we tuck away small treasures, so that in maturity we can have a few short years to enjoy the fruits of a lifetime of labors. But as the awaited time draws near, too many find that failure of health and mobility averts this dream from reality. Where, then lies the answer? In choice. Be it bankruptcy of purse, or bankruptcy of life? Go now, while still young and healthy enough to enjoy the adventure" Sailing Vessel 'Drifter' - A Westsail 32, a dream and a plan
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Old 30-06-2011, 06:27   #18
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I understand that. We went from a three story house on three acres with a 24 by 32 pole barn to a 25 foot boat and a 14 by 70 mobile home. We kept a mobile home just to not have burned all of our bridges at once, but we are now ready to sell it. It is up for sale right now. So now we have a 25 footer and a yard barn at my brothers house that we put life's mementos in.

It is amazing how much freer I feel getting rid of all the junk I used to think was important. I ran across the quote below and it sums up exactly how I feel.

"We each must choose our own path through life. Do we follow the course laid out for us by others, or dare we chart our own destiny? Brainwashed by our economic system, we become entombed beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, and preposterous gadgetry and playthings that divert our attention from the sheer idiocy of the charade.
The years thunder by. The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie, caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, our tomb is sealed. For years we tuck away small treasures, so that in maturity we can have a few short years to enjoy the fruits of a lifetime of labors. But as the awaited time draws near, too many find that failure of health and mobility averts this dream from reality. Where, then lies the answer? In choice. Be it bankruptcy of purse, or bankruptcy of life?
Go now, while still young and healthy enough to enjoy the adventure" Sailing Vessel 'Drifter' - A Westsail 32, a dream and a plan
I like the quote too, but I hate to tell you that is a huge case of plagiarism by Capt. Jack Webb and somebody should point it out to him! Here is the original from Sterling Hayden's book Wanderer ...

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"I've always wanted to sail to the south seas, but I can't afford it." What these men can't afford is not to go. They are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of "security." And in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine - and before we know it our lives are gone.

What does a man need - really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in - and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. That's all - in the material sense, and we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention for the sheer idiocy of the charade.

The years thunder by, The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed.

Where, then, lies the answer? In choice. Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life?


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Old 30-06-2011, 10:39   #19
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I like the quote too, but I hate to tell you that is a huge case of plagiarism by Capt. Jack Webb and somebody should point it out to him! Here is the original from Sterling Hayden's book Wanderer ...
Thanks for that info Doodles.

I will have to get Haydens book to read. I like his way of thinking.
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Old 30-06-2011, 11:32   #20
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HA! Doodles! =)
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Works done,things stowed,& leaving Saturday at noon for the first 1000 nm leg. see you at the end........Michael & Wayward Wench
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Good tide to you Cappy! May the wind be at your back and may the skyn of ur arse never be used for a banjo!
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Adios guys. Enjoyed your posts. Hope this trip is as fun as the others. I love your destination: South.

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i like it .. sailing south. we will be doing it next winter .. cheers and congrats.
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welcome down here to hotville--is awesome here--- come on down and fair winds to ye.... oh yeah--- do avoid the named stuff......
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Congrates wish you all the best..be safe ..be careful..and have fun...PS dont tell Don I think hes still waiting..LOL im sure he'd be happy for ya also hope to see ya out there!DVC
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You are an inspiration to me. Just when I finish a thousand projects I will leave the dock...
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Enjoy your trip!
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look for me in nov in old harbor. dora is now a cat5--dont sail into hot waters until after this season is done--could be an interesting one. smooth sailing.
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I am more about saying we will follow you on your wave steps. LOL. That is just amazing. I always have to have a destination. You are so brave. Have great times.
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