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Old 13-08-2011, 20:55   #91
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Re: How to Explain to a Woman what Liveaboard Means ?

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I have a male friend who has been through this over and over. Thing is, if you don't sail, and sail a lot and really be passionate about it, you won't get what the sailor is saying. And unfortunately my friend has met more than one woman who assumed that "sailboat equals wealth" and were going for the money, not the sailing.
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But Kathy (that's her name) is probably better off than I. (Hay, got the "I" right!). But I have enough to survive, which is all I want. Life is grand if you don't have expectations.

"All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by." John Masefield.

Please look at the poems on my web site. Read them with passion! They're fantastic!
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Old 13-08-2011, 21:06   #92
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Re: How to Explain to a Woman what Liveaboard Means ?

"I like her too, but, just as I would be unwilling to get her to come to the boat against her dreams."

IMHO 'like' isn't good enough from your side, if you are going to share and spend your life with this lady I'd believe there must be love on both sides of the equation.
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"I like her too, but, just as I would be unwilling to get her to come to the boat against her dreams."

IMHO 'like' isn't good enough from your side, if you are going to share and spend your life with this lady I'd believe there must be love on both sides of the equation.
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Old 14-08-2011, 23:44   #94
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Re: How to Explain to a Woman what Liveaboard Means ?

Well, I told her the house would not be coming off the market. I expected fireworks, but none of it. She says we will try me getting the boat ready then she will come out and sail for a month. If she lasts a month we will discuss her staying longer. If it feels to me like I'm forcing her I will not let her stay.

Any one want to buy a house in California?
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Re: How to Explain to a Woman what Liveaboard Means ?

How exciting! Your adventure is well on it's way :-). Sounds like she really is willing to give it a try, gotta give her big kudos for that! I can't imagine anyone not loving this life.
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How exciting! Your adventure is well on it's way :-). Sounds like she really is willing to give it a try, gotta give her big kudos for that! I can't imagine anyone not loving this life.
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Thanks for the incouragement.

BTW my first stop after the house is settled is Kemah. There are so many boats for sale in that area I am sure I will find one. Spend a few months there for whatever refit I would need then head east. Take a year to get to the Chesapeak and settle into the Salt Ponds for the summer, Florida and points south in the winter.
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Re: How to Explain to a Woman what Liveaboard Means ?

many boats for sale in mazatlan also--but is best in fall after stormy season ends...then is awesome, i have been advised..is nice now, but a tad hot.
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many boats for sale in mazatlan also--but is best in fall after stormy season ends...then is awesome, i have been advised..is nice now, but a tad hot.
That leaves me on the wrong side of a large and high disruption in my progress toward my ultimate goal. A disruption that will deplete any savings in the primary costs.
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Not leaving boatless...

I did a quick search on Kemah yacht broker. So many nice looking boats at attractive prices. No way that you're leaving there boatless.

So, is it possible to slow things down a little here? Get a bit more of your relationship sorted out and your significant other as fully informed as practicable?
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The house is selling very slow, and things are taking more time than I want. I know there are boats in and around Kemah, one in particular. I found out today that this boat is still on the market and I have to see that one first. I'd tell you but if you bought it I'd have to kill you.
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................Please look at the poems on my web site. Read them with passion! They're fantastic!
Don, I have some favorite poems myself, many shared on your nautical collection. Though Eugene O'neill is best known as a playwrite, check out his 1921 poem "Free". I think it belongs on your list. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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Don, I have some favorite poems myself, many shared on your nautical collection. Though Eugene O'neill is best known as a playwrite, check out his 1921 poem "Free". I think it belongs on your list. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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I'm an expert on chasing women away. The boat should be your mistress, not her....just sayin.
I got married and two months later moved my wife from the east coast to the west coast. Best thing that ever happened to either of us, as itmade two very young "adults" growup fast. While you are not in that situation, it will cut the ties to the "local" family.
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The day I got married I took my wife 500 miles from her home. That marriage lasted 38 years. But this is taking a grandmother away from her grand daughter, much harder link to break.
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