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Old 17-06-2012, 20:47   #16
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Re: The Average Cruiser

I think a lot of cruising males have beards or mos. The women sometimes do too, but only if they have been unable to get to a beautician!!!!!

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Old 17-06-2012, 20:53   #17
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Re: The Average Cruiser

WHOA! --- my SSB is a receiver only
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Old 17-06-2012, 21:33   #18
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Has a boat close to 40 feet. Yes
Is part of a couple. Yes, although not always together when sailing
Is happy. Yes
Is relaxed. Yes
Has just enough money. Not a lot, just enough. Comfortable
Is in their 50's or 60's. Yes, but feel years younger
Drinks. Sometimes
Their boat doesn't look perfect. To me it does, others ? who cares
Has radar. Yes
Is on the internet often. Yes/No
Eats out regularly but not fancy. Very rarely
Drinks the water. My own or bottled, one bout of Gastro was enough
Has multiple navigation methods but mostly relies on GPS. Yes/No
Doesn't smoke. Unfortunately yes i do
Is white. Depends on the climate, white/red/brown
Reads. Yes, all the time
Likes to cook and eat. Yes
Takes naps. Only when singlehanding
Works on the boat a little bit each day. Yes, gotta stay on top of things
Watches the weather. Yes, second nature now
Likes to anchor. Yes
Has a dog or cat. No
Enjoys social gatherings. Not big on crowds
Has an SSB. Yes
That about covers it......
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Old 17-06-2012, 22:23   #19
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Re: The Average Cruiser

17 outta 25.
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Old 18-06-2012, 06:32   #20
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18/25
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Old 18-06-2012, 20:41   #21
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Re: The Average Cruiser

Has a boat close to 40 feet. Actually closer to 50 feet
Is part of a couple. yes
Is happy. yes (for the most part)
Is relaxed. yes (for the most part)
Has just enough money. Not a lot, just enough. hopefully
Is in their 50's or 60's. still in 40s
Drinks. yes
Their boat doesn't look perfect. Not perfect, but not bad
Has radar. yes
Is on the internet often. too often
Eats out regularly but not fancy. nope ... not often
Drinks the water. yes
Has multiple navigation methods but mostly relies on GPS. yes
Doesn't smoke. yes
Is white. yes
Reads. yes
Likes to cook and eat. yes
Takes naps. yes
Works on the boat a little bit each day. yes
Watches the weather. yes
Likes to anchor. yes
Has a dog or cat. two dogs
Enjoys social gatherings. yes (and no)
Has an SSB. yes

I guess that's 21 out of 24
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Old 18-06-2012, 21:09   #22
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Re: The Average Cruiser

Noticed another today, The Average Cruiser has a 44# CQR and a 44# Bruce anchor.
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Old 18-06-2012, 21:50   #23
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Noticed another today, The Average Cruiser has a 44# CQR and a 44# Bruce anchor.

WHAT!!!...Not a Rocna???...How can this be?
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Old 18-06-2012, 22:12   #24
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I just call's em like I sees em.
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Have you been spying on us?
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Well I never wanted to be average, but we're not cruising yet. Othwise we're missing the pet, SSB and radar. We'll be adding the radar and the SSB before we set out to cruise, but there will be no pets for us.


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Pets are wonderful companions - especially small ones - but they do tie you down. We waited to go offshore until our little poodle died and after ten years bought another one, so no more long-term offshore cruising for us, for the time being, unless we can find a very very very good friend who also doesn't want to go offshore. I think we qualified with around 20 fits on the list.
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Re: The Average Cruiser

all but we're under 30
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Old 28-06-2012, 20:47   #28
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Have you been spying on us?
Yes, but those aren't Alien Rays creeping beneath your foil hat, they're from the CIA satellites.
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Re: The Average Cruiser

Now i know why i am not out there doing it. My boat's too small, my bank account's too small, not sure what else is too small. Hate electronics but i do have a dog or cat. Not sure which, but it has fur and licks.
PS. have a beard so there.

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