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Old 22-07-2012, 19:44   #46
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Re: Is Being A Dock Queen So Bad?

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Damn straight.

Maybe it was just a troll. But many folks here are old enough to see friends slow down and even give up, when this is the time when we have the time, money, and expereince to adventure. They just want to help.

It took me a long time to build the skill set I have, and I'm going to use it.

I'm 66 and I have more stamina than the 55 year old friend I'm sailing with ... but he smokes, and I think that may be part of it.
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Old 22-07-2012, 20:37   #47
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Maybe it was just a troll.
+1. (We can only hope.)
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Old 23-07-2012, 04:40   #48
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It got to 104 yesterday. Did not stay at boat long.
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+1. (We can only hope.)
Troll? This comes from a university instructor with a third person narrative bio. How nice.

Lets see, because you have a longer boat, more posts here, or because you have a look down your nose guaranteed job forever, you think you can speak about others as if they were inanimate. Inhuman.

You might be a nice guy, with a nice sailboat, but your troll comment is uncalled for. Hope you do a better job of teaching leaders of tomorrow.
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It got to 104 yesterday. Did not stay at boat long.

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Old 23-07-2012, 05:50   #51
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Now curious what have you done to redesign a stack pack. My old one is getting long in in years. I think it could be better designed . What have you come up with?
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It got to 104 yesterday. Did not stay at boat long.
I think it might be helpful if you get some shade on board. Perhaps adding a Bimini would help. As for being a dock queen. I'm not on a dock but, I usually just hang out on the mooring on the weekends during the summer. I do this because all those poor souls who work during the week only have the weekends to go boating and so the waters and anchorages can get crowded. I usually head out after they are back on shore during the week. Works for me.
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Old 23-07-2012, 13:29   #53
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I live on a pretty big lake and in the summer the sailboat can be boring. I have 2 boats now (pontoon and sail), and in the summer the pontoon gets 80% of the use. On the lake we have really light winds in the summer and lots of boat wake. It gets old really fast on a sailboat.

I get my summer sailing fix every wed night racing on a friends sailboat, and doing overnights on mine. I leave the quick trips for the pontoon.
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It got to 104 yesterday. Did not stay at boat long.
I think thats awesome man!!!! Now when the temp comes down, lets get one or two out there in the bay ... would love to see her cruising
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Re: Is Being A Dock Queen So Bad?

My mom died when she was 56 years old. She never got to live her dream.

Do whatever makes you happy while you can, tomorrow isn't guaranteed!

Live your dream now!
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Re: Is Being A Dock Queen So Bad?

I'll be hitting 58 in about 3 months and I'm for sure slowing down. But then I'm a poorly controlled diabetic and have a back that my doctor tells me goes from bad to worse the farther down it you go.

The weather up in the Toronto area has been steamy since July and I find I tangle with dehydration much more frequently than I used to but the next 5 weeks are going to be nice so I'm taking my vacation and will be going hell for leather getting the boat ready for my retirement next July.

BTW, you might stop using that soda pop and switch over to watered down fruit juices. Not nearly as much sugar. And if it's diet you are drinking, get off it RFN. When I went diabetic they pushed that stuff on me as a replacement for sugar. I gave it up about 10 years ago and a lot of my problems went away. (your mileage may vary, take it for what it's worth)
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:03   #57
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Re: Is Being A Dock Queen So Bad?

It's established advice, but very worthwhile nonetheless.......

thankfully we do not, as entries in this thread indicate, have such a dim view of when the blood cools, nor does our society agree that "while ye may, go marry" is the only option!


Robert Herrick. 1591Ė1674

To the Virgins, to make much of Time

GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles to-day
To-morrow will be dying.

The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
The higher he 's a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he 's to setting.

That age is best which is the first,
While youth and blood are warmer:
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times still succeed the former.

Then be not coy, but use your time,
And while ye may, go marry:
For having lost but once your prime,
You may for ever tarry.

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Old 10-09-2012, 11:27   #58
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Re: Is Being A Dock Queen So Bad?

get rid of the soft drinks.....they are what is probably sapping your energy....I am older than you and I still dive, sail, bike, travel, and recently took up horseback riding ( not trail riding either).
The speed limit used to be 55 now it is 75 around here. Remember if you don't use it....you loose it!
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:34   #59
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Re: Is Being A Dock Queen So Bad?

The only "Dock Queen" I know is an aging pitbull named "Rose" who regularly comes by our 35 foot Alberg tied up to her dock in Fort Pierce and makes demands for treats....LOL.....Listen OP, as long as there is water under your Hull and your in the Hull your in good shape....whether tied to a dock, mooring or sailing on a lake, coast line or out in blue water....enjoy.
I am 70 years old and am happiest when on my sailboat( no matter where) bashing about in our achilles or fiddling around in my kyak...water under the hull ...thats the key to happiness. Do what makes you happy..thats the point anyway isn't it....?
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Re: Is Being A Dock Queen So Bad?

I won't be the first to say you can do anything you want to do.

My story is I spent a decade of my life bedridden; the years that we normally live the best, our 40's. I recovered enough to start walking when I was in my mid-50's. When I was 62, last year, I bought my boat and spend as much time on her as possible.

I too enjoy sitting back and drinking a cold one, but after working on her or sailing. There have been a couple of days when it was raining and instead of working in the bilge or on the engine, I did sit back and sip something while enjoying the rain.

But, sailing or getting out in the middle of somewhere, furling the sails and enjoying the peace and quiet is the best of life.
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