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Old 01-05-2017, 22:07   #16
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I've done most of the rework, what is left is standing rigging, chainplates.
I am contracting Mack Sails to do that as it's more than I want to tackle, then I have the HF to install, and a watermaker to buy and install,.

Why don't you just go sailing and fix this bs up in a year?

You really don't know what's needed and just chucking money in what you *think* is the right direction.

It is valid for these reasons:
Gets your cruisung started now.
Gives you a vacation now.
Saves money now.
Education starts now.
What's in your Must Have list maybe altered when you have that education and experience.


My advice is: Chuck food beer and wife on board and disappear into the sunset. In 12 months stop somewhere nice and do what actually needs doing.




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Old 01-05-2017, 23:57   #17
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Why don't you just go sailing and fix this bs up in a year?

You really don't know what's needed and just chucking money in what you *think* is the right direction.

It is valid for these reasons:
Gets your cruisung started now.
Gives you a vacation now.
Saves money now.
Education starts now.
What's in your Must Have list maybe altered when you have that education and experience.


My advice is: Chuck food beer and wife on board and disappear into into the sunset. In 12 months stop somewhere nice and do what actually needs doing.




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Really, Mark? Replacing standing rigging and chainplates is BS? He might just be in trouble if he sails off into the sunset.

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Old 02-05-2017, 00:05   #18
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Old 02-05-2017, 00:32   #19
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This leaves us with only winks and nods... possibly semaphore??

Gonna limit our ability to communicate, Gary!

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This leaves us with only winks and nods... possibly semaphore??

Gonna limit our ability to communicate, Gary!

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This leaves us with only winks and nods... possibly semaphore??

Gonna limit our ability to communicate, Gary!

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Congrats Nigel! It's your turn to find out if the reality of cruising does justice to the dream!
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I don't want to to be easy, that may sound strange, but if it's too easy, then it will become boring.
Nothing worth having is easy, something my Father told me a long time ago, but he told me too soon. I had to discover that myself later in life.
But in order for something to be an accomplishment, it can't be easy.
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Fear nothing. I retired at 35. It is the BEST thing one can do. Be thrilled!

Things ahead only look looming if you think about the big picture. But you will be tackling the transition one item, one day at a time.

I am super happy for you. Hope to meet you when we sail over to your side of the pond again!

Congrats! All the best.

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I don't want to to be easy,
But in order for something to be an accomplishment, it can't be easy.
Then do something bold right away. Before long you might just end up sitting around drinking beer is a pretty spot, that would be easy.
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Then do something bold right away. Before long you might just end up sitting around drinking beer is a pretty spot, that would be easy.
You have just described about 75% of all cruisers out there that prefer to not go very far and hang around beautiful spots, nothing wrong with that.
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I don't want to to be easy, that may sound strange, but if it's too easy, then it will become boring.
Nothing worth having is easy, something my Father told me a long time ago, but he told me too soon. I had to discover that myself later in life.
But in order for something to be an accomplishment, it can't be easy.
Exactly!

Cruise for 6 months to 2 years then figure out what your next career will be.

Example:

After sailing all weekend, I had some actual excitement when my impeller failed on Sunday right when I was entering the very crowded creek where my marina is located. After the oil light came on, I shut off the engine.

Then the fun began.

After work today, I continues on the engine. This is report week so work was busy. Plus I had a guy quit and had to do interviews. plus..........

The guy in the slip across from me just finished a tile job. He was complaining how hard it was because he had spent the Winter with his well to do girlfriend on a cruise. He'd gained maybe 15-20 lbs. He says he's learned a lesson (again) and will work off the weight through working and racing his old sailboat.

He's 76 years old. His moto is use it or lose it........
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Yes. Be bold. Be nasty. And be sexy!

It used to be I would pay USD200 a month in our land phone bills. Now in the boat, I chucked out that phone thing, got myself a VHF. The balance I spend on rum, sails and designer perfume.

What the heck, you only live once - when you retire and go sailing!

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Why don't you just go sailing and fix this bs up in a year?

You really don't know what's needed and just chucking money in what you *think* is the right direction.

It is valid for these reasons:
Gets your cruisung started now.
Gives you a vacation now.
Saves money now.
Education starts now.
What's in your Must Have list maybe altered when you have that education and experience.


My advice is: Chuck food beer and wife on board and disappear into the sunset. In 12 months stop somewhere nice and do what actually needs doing.




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still would like to hear from you . Please let us know how things are going. I know Im not to far from where your at. It would be great to hear how the transition goes.
Tickled to death for you.


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