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Old 28-06-2012, 22:22   #31
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Re: The Average Cruiser

You pegged us...but...no pet!
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Old 28-06-2012, 22:29   #32
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Re: The Average Cruiser

23/24

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Old 29-06-2012, 04:27   #33
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it will be 19 if the cat survives the road trip across australia
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Old 29-06-2012, 05:39   #34
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I'll recheck once I'm a cruiser. Currently like most here I'm just someone who goes sailing.
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Old 29-06-2012, 07:45   #35
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wow--i got the pet, the radar and the ssb... does that mean i m cruiser.......
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:02   #36
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Re: The Average Cruiser

23/24
Think you could also add the following to your list:
Plays a musical instrument.
Has a 9.9 or 15hp outboard.
Has enough food on board to last for six months.
Hasn't worn lace-up shoes in years.
Has seen the green flash.
Has bought a crucial spare only to discover they already have one in the back of the locker.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:23   #37
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22/25 But hope husband will quit smoking. ; )
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:41   #38
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20 here... and you can add:
"Keeps close tabs on other cruisers and how they fit into the bunch." LOL
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:12   #39
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Re: The Average Cruiser

Chose a cruising life stye to break away from the average... apparently without success.

Some deck cargo. Jerry cans, anyway.

Has more tools on the boat then were ever at home.

as read Slocum, "A Voyage for Madmen", "Captains Courageous", and Tristan Jones... and knew Tristan told some tall tales before the biography came out.

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Of course, the checklist is, for the most part, a list of what works.
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Re: The Average Cruiser

You forgot one: "lost their to-do list long ago!"
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Wow! 24 out of 25, and we haven't even left yet. I suppose we could start drinking again.
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Re: The Average Cruiser

I'm thinking of the song lyric "I want to be different, just like all of the other different people".

Great list.

I would say that so far my experience of cruisers in the S Pacific: I'm not seeing many pets and although people seem to be having a great time I wouldn't call them relaxed.
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fitting into a mold sounds rash and unnecessary as well as painful... glad i am different..
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Has a boat close to 40 feet. Well 34 feet anyway
Is part of a couple. No
Is happy. Big YES
Is relaxed. YES
Has just enough money. Not a lot, could use more money for sure
Is in their 50's or 60's. Pity... yes
Drinks. Not really, once in a blue moon maybe
Their boat doesn't look perfect. OH Yes
Has radar. Nope
Is on the internet often. When the wifi is free
Eats out regularly but not fancy. No, that lack of money thingy
Drinks the water. Yes
Has multiple navigation methods but mostly relies on GPS. YES
Doesn't smoke. Never
Is white. Well tan anyway
Reads. LOTS
Likes to cook and eat. Too much
Takes naps. No
Works on the boat a little bit each day. YES
Watches the weather. YES
Likes to anchor. You mean there is any other way..
Has a dog or cat. Got cat, he has his own facebook page too!
Enjoys social gatherings. Not so much. More quiet meditation, being with nature
Has an SSB. Yes

and I have a 44# Bruce
and I'm at anchor now..
Hum... So maybe not so average, but then I never was.
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