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Old 08-06-2010, 14:52   #46
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Nuts for waiting so long!

Congratulations. We did it a year and a half ago and once you get rid of all the things tying you to land you find that you spend WAY less.

We took a year to get our boat ready, living on it in the boatyard (not for the faint of heart let me tell ya) while working on it. Now 5 months into it we are having a blast.

I will have to go back to work soon (after not working now for 18 months), but it doesn't seem as daunting, knowing I'll only be doing it for a short while to load the kitty back up and then off again. We plan on no more than 4 - 6 months work per year from here on out (were still relatively young though and have a long time until SS) and cruise the rest of the year. Stopping when and where we want for as long as we want.

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Old 08-06-2010, 16:51   #47
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I'm a'gonna print this thread out and tack it the miss's pillow, let her sleep on it.

Lucky bastard!
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Old 08-06-2010, 22:49   #48
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Thanks all, again for your encouragement.

I'm not getting any younger and my status will not get any better unless one of my ancestors, like Daniel Boone, has left something set aside undiscovered.

So, work it's been and will be for some of you until the day comes when you have the boat, enough skill, money and the nerve to take that giant step.

I think the hardest part is trying to get the other half to go along or have additional plans that'll work for her, which is my case.
A word to the wise: Choose your mate carefully!
As a young man my hormones ruled my decisions twice before and that was my biggest delay.

Stay on course and trim the sails often!
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Old 08-06-2010, 23:51   #49
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one of my ancestors, like Daniel Boone, has left something set aside undiscovered.
He died broke. Diddled out of all of his land that he thought he owned by sharks searching for loopholes in his original land claims.
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He died broke. Diddled out of all of his land that he thought he owned by sharks searching for loopholes in his original land claims.
Figures, just my luck.
I also had a Dutch Great Grandad that owned 350 acres of long Island back in 1675 but the corn didn't grow well in sand so he abandoned it. I'd be willing to just take a 1/4 acre.
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Thanks all, again for your encouragement.

I'm not getting any younger and my status will not get any better unless one of my ancestors, like Daniel Boone, has left something set aside undiscovered.

So, work it's been and will be for some of you until the day comes when
Never mind the money, if he had left you his coonskin cap you would have been the coolest kid on the block!

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