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Old 19-12-2009, 20:28   #61
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One thing that stops us being picked up by suitable women is the adage that all the good men are taken (in Australia all the women used to say all the single guys in Sydney are gay. Whaddabout me??). All the GOOD men are NOT taken. There are ports full of GREAT men with GREAT boats waiting to shove off into your combined dreams.
Me are like parking spaces. The good ones are all taken and the closest available ones are handicapped.
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Old 19-12-2009, 21:52   #62
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If there Are other crusties out there, its their perogative to be crusty, and if they were an endangered species, I would champion their cause and right to be so...........
Well you probably don't have to worry too much about them being endangered, I think that particular species are doing OK
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I have a friend in his mid fifties. His first question when a lady's eyes light up over the word sailboat. Can you poop in a bucket? He hasn't recieved a yes yet........i2f
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I have a friend in his mid fifties. His first question when a lady's eyes light up over the word sailboat. Can you poop in a bucket? He hasn't recieved a yes yet........i2f
ROFL...That's a riot, a sure way to peace and solitude or at least separate the wheat from the chaff.
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I have a friend in his mid fifties. His first question when a lady's eyes light up over the word sailboat. Can you poop in a bucket? He hasn't recieved a yes yet........i2f

Uh duh, yes... I need quilted paper though My "hit by a rogue wave" story includes a bucket incident, but that is another thread.

Anjou, he is looking for you, keep looking for him.
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PS Sorry I keep butting in on your thread Anjou, I see so many similarities between us.
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I am sure he'd supply quilted paper for the right lady. He's truly a gentleman, but very upfront.........i2f
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I have a friend in his mid fifties. His first question when a lady's eyes light up over the word sailboat. Can you poop in a bucket? He hasn't recieved a yes yet........i2f
Mine has when I accidently stuffed the head. Don't tell her I posted this!
BTW, it was the quilted paper that caused it.
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That's because she is a reasonable person. The alternative is in your pants & that just don't cut it............i2f
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Anjou, I am glad as anything to know there are women who want to go sailing, but even with all the men on boats (bigger than mine) out there looking for women, there are sailor women are still having trouble finding the right man (with a boat).

Of course I don't just want a woman who's willing to go cruising in "exotic" places, I want someone who wants to see what's under the water as well as about, AND wants to ski/snowboard down steep, knarly, deep powder mountains in the off season.

Is there always something that gets in the way?


May you get exactly what you want, Anjou!


For the record: Its size of boat and complication of systems that increase maintenance demands, not material forming the hull. Wood, steel, and fiberglass all require about the same amount of upkeep to maintain to the same level of sailing condition. The difference is, fiberglass can be ignored longer, but not forever, as the dead fiberglass boats around the back edges of marina storage yards attest.
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Uh duh, yes... I need quilted paper though
Here's a roll of single ply and some thread - Do you know how to quilt -
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Them poo buckets is for fancy folk. Real ladies use the bowsprit!
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Hi Anjou,

So sorry to read this thread! It must have been very difficult to write your post to us all.

There are still LOTS of guys out there. A friend of ours said she never dated a guy who didn't own a boat, now she's out here too

Your initial post about the boat work in the yard and the lack of communications was a couple of very important points.

I do implore people to look carefully at the condition and maintenance required on the particular type of boat they are getting into. Yes, a fancy old design, timber boat with big glass windows looking astern from a huge bed appears romantic on Yachtworld.com but can be really a dockyard nightmare compared to an all-plastic boat designed to not break down and have fewest maintenance days possible.

Men do need to realise that sitting in a marina or dockyard just doesn't cut it for the brochure shot of the cruising lifestyle that women thought they were getting into.

The girl who is currently asleep in the aft cabin bleats to billio as soon as we tie up to any wharf, but when we are in the cruising anchorages she is as happy as can be.

How does one work out if the person is a 'dockyard fixer' or an 'out in the anchorage' skinny-dipper? Read the log books? Close questioning?

Communications: We now each have our own laptop and the first thing we buy when we hit a new country is a USB modem broadband SIM card.

As for sitting at home waiting for the right man to come along, I would suggest you get off your butt, put your cash into your mouth and go have holidays where the cruisers get together in abundant numbers. Its like catching a fly with sticky paper if you are walking the promenade in Palma De Majorca in the season, or Gran Canaria before the ARC, Race Week in Antigua... OK just head to Antigua!


This point is about men: I know a few of them and have been one most of my life. I was single (in fact still not married) till I was 45, never had a woman for more than a few months. Maybe its taken me a bit longer than others to 'blossom', maybe most women are idiots and couldn't see any nice bits in me? Whatever. But there are huge heaps of single men out there waiting to be loved and who want to give away that special part of their heart. One thing that stops us being picked up by suitable women is the adage that all the good men are taken (in Australia all the women used to say all the single guys in Sydney are gay. Whaddabout me??). All the GOOD men are NOT taken. There are ports full of GREAT men with GREAT boats waiting to shove off into your combined dreams.

I'm sorry your heart was broken with this relationship, but please don't give up


Mark
Damn Mark...good stuff.

Anjou...looks like lots of us care about you...and your new avatar sucks.
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