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Old 10-04-2016, 08:26   #16
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Re: I've sure enjoyed CF

Good luck brother. I too moved to NM, southern, and had given up the cruising lifestyle. Thought a trailer sailor would help but selling too. Bought a Victory 10th anniversary, only 100 made, and get my wind fix there. Travelled the RV way but the bike brings out the enhancement like sailing did. Fly safe.
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:28   #17
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Best wishes with the move and new lifestyle Bob .
Sounds like an exciting venture. I gave up gliding to start sailing and I still often look up at the skies longingly.

No reason to only lurk here. Your absence would be missed. You have valuable knowledge regarding batteries in particular (planes and boats share lots of systems). Why not continue to share your expertise and keep interacting with friends?

Coincidentally it was just yesterday that I was searching through your posts trying to find a thread that you either contributed to or started where photos were posted of members when they were young. I thought new members would find it fun to read if I resurrected it. Any idea what the thread was called? I have a contribution to add .

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Would love to see your contribution, here is that thread in question......
http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...res-75584.html
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:41   #18
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Hi Bob, sorry to hear you might be leaving us. I really enjoyed some of our discussions, and always valued your thoughtful thoughts. Good to hear you're sticking with Bernoulli toys though. And do keep posting here. A wing is a wing is a wing.
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:43   #19
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Be careful doing that..
I flew bush in Alaska for a living, lost friends and colleagues left and right, fog, icing, overload, bad luck, you name it.
Doing it for a hobby you can choose your time to go, choose your weather as well as your load.
That may be the ticket to survival.
Good Luck.

PS, make sure you get a C-185, it has plenty of power to keep you out of trouble.
I always appreciate a "heads up" from someone with your experience. The main safety issue I can identify with from merchant shipping, it was my job to sail on a schedule and nasty weather that I would never do cruising. Same applies when flying the backcountry, since it isn't a job I have the luxury to decide if conditions aren't suitable to my skill level I can cancel the trip. As you are well aware of, it isn't just wx and ceilings but winds with their associated rotors that can drill you into the dirt.
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Small world. While I haven't given up the cruising dream I did just start private pilot training. One of the bucket list items that's best done while still employed as its not a cheap hobby. (Are any?)

Best of luck and don't be a stranger.



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Old 10-04-2016, 09:46   #21
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It sounds like you have made a decision that will work well for you.

I have been thinking about getting a pilots license for years. I spend a lot of time in the air flying out to Indian Reservations here in Arizona where I am a flying doctor.

POSITIVE FLYING DOCTOR - IT'S NOT JUST A JOB, IT'S AN ADVENTURE - David J. Abbott M.D.

I sit in the copilots seat as we fly to Apache, Navaho, Hopi, Hualapai, Havasupai, and Colorado River Tribes Reservations.

We fly in Barrons and King Air 200 aircraft.

STOL aircraft would probably be the only thing that would make me want to have my own plane. Maybe someday it will happen.

Enjoy your new adventure and don't buy too many $100 hamburgers.
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Deckofficer,
I wish you all the best in your new venture and hope that you still can find the time to share parts of your knowledge (wisdom) with us.

A little song for all you bird people

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Luckily there are many paths to happiness. It's all good. Even I will admit that bashing to weather, leaves a bit to be desired. Sailing, cruising, cold and or damp salt "what is that smell" life is not for everyone.

Though if you add floats to the plane, it still sort of counts as a watercraft.

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We still have our Piper PA-20 sitting in our hangar back home, pickled engine sadly going no where as we cruise full time. Have to decide what to do with it pretty soon. Been flying my whole life so I understand the attraction. My wife is a pilot as well but she loves the sailing lifestyle more as she is a traveling junkie and just recently announced we had visited 37 countries. Enjoy your flying, I know you will have nothing but fun but if it starts to lose its luster there is always a boat with your name on it.
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Hi Bob, sorry to hear you might be leaving us. I really enjoyed some of our discussions, and always valued your thoughtful thoughts. Good to hear you're sticking with Bernoulli toys though. And do keep posting here. A wing is a wing is a wing.
I've enjoyed all of our exchanges over the past 5 years and your right, a sail is a wing, I'm just going from a vertical one to a horizontal one. I'll keep dropping in, too hard to just leave this place.
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Deckofficer, I admire a man who sets his own course and follows his own path. Good travels to you and good flying.


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For retirement I had two passions to chose from, sailing or flying.



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Thank you for sharing the video. That is some amazing flying. And I thought I was doing something special when I did an intersection departure! Congratulations on your purchase and I wish you the best.

Why suffer from the tyranny of OR when you can have the genius of AND! In theory this will allow you to do both!
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Strong winds in flat terrain and good VFR days can be fun instead: To hone your
Cross Wind technique, and if down the runway, for super short take offs and landings.
Did fish-haul off a beach once in 50 knot winds. Take-off and land in 1 airplane length, but unable to taxi. Loaders held the wingtip and one guy loaded fish. I had to sit in the plane with engine turning. The danger was flying sand clogging the airfilter, low viz and strong low-level turbulence.
Don't try that sh!t @ home..
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As a retired US Marine Harrier pilot, with all takeoff and landings coming out even, just remember than any landing you walk away from is a good one; if you can reuse the plane. it is a great one!


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Must be easy flying, even Arnold Scwarzenegger flew those
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Must be easy flying, even Arnold Scwarzenegger flew those
He was so good he was even able to hover, and rotate while hovering, with just one hand while his other was holding on to his daughter!
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