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Old 02-08-2012, 16:13   #46
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Man.....things are really improving! All of a sudden, I have volunteer labor out the wazoo, etc. It's been a total reversal here. I guess I just needed to put my foot down.
Glad it is working out, I'll see you in some pristine anchorage sometime in the future.
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Old 02-08-2012, 16:52   #47
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Tom, It's your life. Don't let others live it for you.
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Old 02-08-2012, 17:38   #48
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Re: I'm honestlly not sure which forum to put this in, so here goes......

I'll be finishing up this northern sailing season up here on the Great Lakes, learning the boat, etc, and finishing up the rig tuning and finishing the quarters refit. I haven't decided yet whether to trailer her to Fla or sail her, after that. It depends on the weather, etc. .
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Old 03-08-2012, 21:24   #49
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It seems many of us south of 50 realize our mortality through medical maladies. I had an MCI in 2000 and another in 2008. Here is a thread I started similar to this one with equally great input from CF members. Never Give Up! One of them has passed since posting on it from cancer. He lived life to the fullest. Next fall is my year pick up and get back to the adventure.
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Old 03-08-2012, 21:36   #50
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FWIW, I had the same heart issue. Dr. recommended an outpatient ablation therapy, essentially where they cauterize some nerve paths between heart chambers to control the excess contraction signals. I've never looked back, 100% cured. Look into the procedure: Catheter Ablation | Conditions & Treatments | UCSF Medical Center

Regardless, I agree with all previous posts: go on your adventure, don't look back
My brother had the same procedure twice and now plays squash three times a week. His heart is fine but his knees .....not so much.
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Old 03-08-2012, 21:53   #51
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Been there, done that, Tom... my kids have thought their old man was crazy from the gitgo but never let it stop me. Now they ask me to tell the grandkids sea stories! You must live your life as you choose it otherwise you will regret it for however long you have left which, to me, sounds like years of rewarding sailing. By the way, sail south... boats have to stay in the slow lane on freeways... cheers, Capt Phil
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Below are the statistics regarding how dangerous activities are (thank you beth leonard).

Toss this at your family and then just go sailing. Looking at this, offshore sailing is about the safest thing you can do

Injuries per million hours
Himalayan Mountain Climbing 120000
Skydiving 24752
Skiing 4225
Football 1900
Motorcycling 1692
Squash 1300
Basketball 1100
Rugby 844
Soccer 600
Scuba Diving 381
Swimming 206
Water Skiing 54
Cricket 52
Bicycling 50
Offshore Sailing 42
Golf 37
Flying (scheduled domestic airline) 29
Home living (awake) 5
Home living (awake + asleep)
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Looks like I have been saved from myself and my dangerous activitys,

My favorite past time is riding big fast motorcycles, and not a big slow Harley,

My second favorite is Downhill skiing when there is snow on them thar hills,

But I have always said that my skiing was more dangerous than riding my bike,

I always thought my sailing was very easy and safe,
It has a few bad side effects, But a bit of thought cures them or reduces them to almost non existant, Like falling overboard or getting hit with a boom,

And sinking out there is very highly unlikely,
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Well I skydive, ski, bicycle, ride motorcycles, scuba, waterski and oh yeah play golf. Guess I just gotta give up the golf
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I'm getting antsy! I'm about two weeks from launching for shakedown and rig tuning, and still have to rewire the nav lights, set up the power distribution panel, inverter, small gennie, and tune the kicker motor. 2 weeks on Lake Michigan, put her back on the trailer, and get her ready for the transit to Florida.

We've decided to spend the winter down in Fla and cruise the ICW and out to the Tortugas and Marquesas, and maybe Christmas in the Bahamas! Start relatively small, since we have a small boat.
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Good for you Tom!

We arrived in Puerto Rico on September 1st for the shakedown phase of our dream. All is going well and we expect to be heading down island by mid November and plan to spend the winter and spring in the eastern Caribbean.

We too had similar experiences with family and friends, they gave up when they realized we were not going to give up.

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I've seen other people go through this and I think that often those who try to dissuade you are really protecting themselves not you. Life outside the standard brown box scares many people and they don't like their belief system being challenged by others.
That is usually what it boils down to.

Turn the tables back on them and do an intervention on them. How can THEY waste their lives away living on land in a bubble? How can THEY ignore everything this wonderful world has to offer if they can't move their home across 70% of its surface?
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