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18-29 37 6.97%
30-39 89 16.76%
40-49 127 23.92%
50-59 185 34.84%
60-69 89 16.76%
70-1,000,000 10 1.88%
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Old 13-03-2008, 17:02   #106
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Now that's a sail (Cuba - Senegal) even for a MacGregor!
Well everyone knows a MacGregor planes above hull speed and I am planning to fly to Senegal, so I will rephrase as follows:
I will plane to Cuba and fly to Senegal
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Old 30-03-2008, 18:06   #107
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Nice that despite being old enough to feel my mortality I am still below the age group with the greatest percentage!
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Old 30-03-2008, 20:35   #108
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Nice that despite being old enough to feel my mortality I am still below the age group with the greatest percentage!
What end of that age group range?
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Old 30-03-2008, 20:44   #109
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What end of that age group range?
Actually, the lower end. However, I have a good notion that I am somewhere around "half-way there" so that's a pretty good measuring stick for feeling one's mortality. When I was 20, I had no clue what living another 60 - 70 years meant...
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Old 31-03-2008, 05:14   #110
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Actually, the lower end. However, I have a good notion that I am somewhere around "half-way there" so that's a pretty good measuring stick for feeling one's mortality. .
Respect your elders


My dad pegged out at 65 so I feel I've got between now and then, and anything after is pure luck - the cherry on the cream of life.




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Old 01-04-2008, 01:17   #111
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Respect your elders

My dad pegged out at 65 so I feel I've got between now and then, and anything after is pure luck - the cherry on the cream of life.
I've got all the respect in the world for my elders. Sorry to hear about your dad. I'm lucky there - I'm 40-something and I still have three grandparents. Some of the coolest elders in the world!
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:06   #112
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I've got all the respect in the world for my elders.
Sorry, I wasnt having a go at you. I was meaning that I must be just a (little) bit older than you. I wanna back-peddle a few years!
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Old 05-05-2008, 13:21   #113
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The boat I'm looking at was owned by a seventy four year old. His deivery to the yard was from cornwall to Chichester and got hit by a force nine at twety minutes notice. Not a problem, just cleared his mind of any doubts about giving it up.
Of course there's an age limit, but no rules (yet) just the individual.
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Old 05-05-2008, 16:01   #114
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I am 23. It looks like I will have a 23 and 24 year old helping me on this passage, to hawaii from SD in july. i may still have room on the boat for that trip if anyone is interested, PM me or something.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:30   #115
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I'd guess that the survey is skewed downward, since I know many 50+ year olds who are still waiting for this "internet fad'" to blow over.
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I turned 22 less than a month ago, and have been relitivly discouraged by the lack of young people in Cruising. (Also, in the lack of women) This site seems to have more of both than I encounter in life, which I really enjoy.

At the same time I understand that people my age just don't have the resources to do it. I worked as many as five jobs all through college and have refused to aquire any debt so I was able to start in a really great position, and my partner and I were able to pay cash for our Chaote '41.
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Old 14-05-2008, 14:50   #117
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Don't let grey hair and wrinkles be a barrier to you!
Yes there are all these old fuddy-duddies manning the marina seizing young pip-squeaks like you and sending them home, but if you break through the Botox cordon you will find it doesn’t matter if you are young and cruising!

My chicky, Nicolle, is 25 and she thought it would just be a sea of grey hair but life is fine! Theres always young people! And they can stay up late!!!!!! After 11 pm in any port town its ONLY young people, as the fogies are off snoozing with their snubber, snoring with their brightwork and having sleep apnia. Whereas the young people stay up dancing till 4am and then guide their un-lit dinghies through the assembled fleet rousing the old farts to exclaim "Bloody young people!" before they belch, go check the anchor, piddle and fart some more.

Cruising is for the young! Pull your finger out of your discouragement and get into life before the Baggywrinkles steal it from you!




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Old 15-05-2008, 08:39   #118
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When I say I am discouraged, I mean that it is sad that there are not more young people in cruising. I am living the dream, and I just wish more people were able to make the break from land when they were young enough to go dancing until four in the morning. I completely agree that cruising is for the young, and young at heart.
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I am 26 and my fiance is 38. We're sailing away from the land based madness next april and can't wait. We've talked and dreamed about it for 5 years and deliberately have no house, debts or other ties. We've lived on board for over a year and try to live simply.
This is in contrast to all our close friends, who have all just bought houses, have new mortgages and car loans, credit cards and bank loans everywhere to pay for leather sofas and widescreen tvs.
Im not saying their choice is wrong, but our choice has certainly given us the opportunity to break away well before the rest of them will be able to! (Is is wrong to feel a little smug every now and then? )
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I am 26 and my fiance is 38. We're sailing away from the land based madness next april and can't wait. We've talked and dreamed about it for 5 years and deliberately have no house, debts or other ties. We've lived on board for over a year and try to live simply.
This is in contrast to all our close friends, who have all just bought houses, have new mortgages and car loans, credit cards and bank loans everywhere to pay for leather sofas and widescreen tvs.
Im not saying their choice is wrong, but our choice has certainly given us the opportunity to break away well before the rest of them will be able to! (Is is wrong to feel a little smug every now and then? )
Good on ya! That's EXACTLY how we did it! (I was 25 when we moved aboard) And now 10 years later still doing it (+ 4 year old and dog). We were never homeowners and never got caught in the monetary/debt traps and "stuff" traps that people blindly walk in to.
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