Originally Posted by ShayW
to my spinal surgery next week and my partner's recent rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis.
Yes, and I do know how lucky I am.
But also you can take view slightly different to the dream you have had.
In a while, when your physical capacities are better known, you can have a look at things that are similar to your goals and maybe better suited to you physically.
Sailing a boat with advanced arthritis must be a challenge. Could be fine for someone, but others we may just prefer to do something else.
'Land cruising' in the right sort of RV could tick the boxes on the sailing cruising list. Also it may give you a better quality more stable bed
for you and less winch
grinding for your wife.
If your retirement
goals are for a fun relaxing adventure into areas you've never been thats great. There's more than one way to achieve them
**** By the way, the most difficult stuff for less mobile people on boats isn't the sailing part! Its the getting on and off and into/out of the dinghy
, Comapanionways, small bathrooms, deep lockers, unstable marinas
, beaches with waves, poor dinghy
docks etc etc.