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View Poll Results: How much is enough (before you feel you can stop working and retire and go sailing)?
$1000 to $100,000 73 21.92%
$100,000 to $500,000 81 24.32%
$500,000 to $1,000,000 76 22.82%
$1,000,000 to $100,000,000,000,000,000s 103 30.93%
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Old 26-06-2007, 20:13   #136
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She doesn't earn a dime now Dave. Was means it is now all over and we are watching our pennys.

Four weeks up now. Had to fill the gas tank in the car....ouch. Haven't had to do that for years.

But hey.....life is good and it will be Spring soon.
One would like to think that while getting a grand a day you would have a few good investment's bringing the buck's in now, or else you'd still be working.

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Old 27-06-2007, 03:31   #137
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Yeah, we have been investing big time since we were 18 so no worries there.
Can't change this bad weather though....roll on summer.
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Old 27-06-2007, 11:47   #138
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it should read "how much is sufficient" if you ask me how much is enough! I will pick the largest amount Good poll
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Old 27-06-2007, 14:43   #139
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Darryls problem is that he enjoy's being a "kept man" too much. He just about gets Paula to feed him gapes and wave palm branches over him for shade and breeze, but then my Dawn comes along and Darryls back to square one with the training again.
I have just been reading an article in my latest Boating NZ mag that arrived a few days agao. An NZ couple have been traveling the world scine 1998 and have a budget of ruffly NZ$325/week and have managed to make it work so far.
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Suppose it depends what style you want to travel in. You could drink water and eat lentils and beans or you could drink champagne and eat steaks.
All about expections I suppose.

Being kept is good while it lasts alan
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You mean there is food OTHER than Steak and champagne :-)
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Suppose it depends what style you want to travel in. You could drink water and eat lentils and beans or you could drink champagne and eat steaks.
All about expections I suppose.

Being kept is good while it lasts alan
Or you could go to other countries.

Langkawi 50c cans of tiger beer and $2-00 curries.

In an actual restaurant $1-40 tiger beer and Big Painted Cray $10-00.

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Wheres Langkawi Dave? Is it in Indonesia or Thailand?
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in fact Malaysia !!!!
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Old 05-07-2007, 21:14   #145
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Wheres Langkawi Dave? Is it in Indonesia or Thailand?
A duty free Island about 70klm's from the Thai border, but actually Malaysia.

BEST OF LANGKAWI - HOME Section


A boat yard/slipway at Satun a short ferry ride away

Phithak Shipyard and Services

Have a look at the rates

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Not worth getting my hand's dirty.

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Wow, just been looking at those links. What am I doing spending the Winter here?
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Wow, just been looking at those links. What am I doing spending the Winter here?
After leaving a pleasant 30 oC in Malaysia and returning at midnight in short's and t shirt to 6 oC, freezing my arse off, and then getting the flu, I ask the same question.

Some Marina link's for you

Royal Langkawi Yacht Club

:: Telaga Harbour Park ::

Rebak Marina Resort Hotel

Welcome to Tanjong City Marina, Penang Malaysia.


and also a property site so as to see how cheap that condo with water view's is to buy or rent at Penang

Penang Property: Real Estate Properties in Penang Malaysia

Not much at Langkawi though

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Found me a $10 a night room in Penang. Might go there for the next Winter to do a recky b4 we take the boat there.

Can see why you are ripping into work to get away Dave.
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Found me a $10 a night room in Penang. Might go there for the next Winter to do a recky b4 we take the boat there.

Can see why you are ripping into work to get away Dave.
Gee mate, that is pretty cheap. Where is that at ?

I alway's try to stay cheap, but as it was a holiday for us we stayed at somewhere way upmarket compared to whre we would stay in OZ, about $70/night.

Evergreen Laurel Hotel, Gurney Drive, Penang, Malaysia

This was a room that would have cost about $250 to $300/night in Brisbane.

Also you need to be aware that it is a Muslim country, not that there is anything wrong with that, and we felt no afect whatsoever, but the norm seem's to be seperate bed's unless requested.

I have plenty more Penang stuff if you want.

I can't wait to get back

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I didn't save the site but found it on one of your links. Even emailed it to Andy off Marauder (forum member) as he is keen to come with us.

We used to go to Bali as it was hot, interesting and cheap (bintang beer for $1NZ). This place looks exactly the same. In fact beer is cheaper. I will be doing some more looking into it.
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