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Old 06-07-2016, 06:08   #91
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SO no Crimea.
That's a bloody shame. The best place in that part of the world, imho.
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:11   #92
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Blame it on the teenage kids....
If it was just my wife and I would would have never sold our Pearson 365 Ketch, but alas...I have a floating Condo...

No hijack intended.. Honest question.. Sir, now that you have the "floating condo", would you go back to the 365 ?

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Old 06-07-2016, 08:31   #93
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I'm betting with the deck issue he is having, he's ready now, even with the kids
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Re: Liveaboard cruiser to be and retirement

I know this thread is old but I didn't want to clutter with a new one. I read recently that someone was wondering where all the people are that come here for advice. Well, here's our update.
We will be taking our ASA 101 in August and have booked our 103 & 104 along with a charter this Oct/Nov in Grenada. I understand it's not necessary to get these and I have read pros and cons to both. I just do better when I know as much as possible about equipment that could kill me if I don't operate it properly. I only became comfortable with skydiving and scuba diving once I knew how my equipment worked. That is what works for me personally.
So we are super excited, been studying/reading our books. I'm sure it will all make much more sense when we are actually experiencing it on a sailboat.
Anyway, just an update and a big thank you to you all. Your support to a newbie like myself means a lot. I hope everyone is well and if anyone does want an update with us, I will be more than happy to keep on here or through a message.
As we get going more, I will be starting the dreaded blog as we have kids and grandkids along with family all over the U.S.A. that want to know what we are doing.
Have a great weekend!
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Re: Liveaboard cruiser to be and retirement

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I know this thread is old but I didn't want to clutter with a new one. I read recently that someone was wondering where all the people are that come here for advice. Well, here's our update.
We will be taking our ASA 101 in August and have booked our 103 & 104 along with a charter this Oct/Nov in Grenada. I understand it's not necessary to get these and I have read pros and cons to both. I just do better when I know as much as possible about equipment that could kill me if I don't operate it properly. I only became comfortable with skydiving and scuba diving once I knew how my equipment worked. That is what works for me personally.
So we are super excited, been studying/reading our books. I'm sure it will all make much more sense when we are actually experiencing it on a sailboat.
Anyway, just an update and a big thank you to you all. Your support to a newbie like myself means a lot. I hope everyone is well and if anyone does want an update with us, I will be more than happy to keep on here or through a message.
As we get going more, I will be starting the dreaded blog as we have kids and grandkids along with family all over the U.S.A. that want to know what we are doing.
Have a great weekend!


Good luck to you all. May your reality be better than your dreams. Have fun.
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Re: Liveaboard cruiser to be and retirement

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I know this thread is old but I didn't want to clutter with a new one. I read recently that someone was wondering where all the people are that come here for advice. Well, here's our update.
We will be taking our ASA 101 in August and have booked our 103 & 104 along with a charter this Oct/Nov in Grenada. I understand it's not necessary to get these and I have read pros and cons to both. I just do better when I know as much as possible about equipment that could kill me if I don't operate it properly. I only became comfortable with skydiving and scuba diving once I knew how my equipment worked. That is what works for me personally.
So we are super excited, been studying/reading our books. I'm sure it will all make much more sense when we are actually experiencing it on a sailboat.
Anyway, just an update and a big thank you to you all. Your support to a newbie like myself means a lot. I hope everyone is well and if anyone does want an update with us, I will be more than happy to keep on here or through a message.
As we get going more, I will be starting the dreaded blog as we have kids and grandkids along with family all over the U.S.A. that want to know what we are doing.
Have a great weekend!

RIGHT ON -- to us you are doing exactly the correct thing - taking the lessons and learning but also doing as a team because out here a team really counts - let us know how it goes and good luck - and most of all have fun
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