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Old 29-03-2015, 19:39   #826
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Thanks again to the depth of advice on this forum. If I become a wannabee I'll be sure to return and tell you all about it.

good luck

be sure to post some photos on the forum of your travels
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Old 29-03-2015, 19:50   #827
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theway - looking good!
But what's with all the PopTarts? Looking for a sugar buzz?
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Old 30-03-2015, 16:33   #828
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theway - looking good!
But what's with all the PopTarts? Looking for a sugar buzz?

Haha, not the healthiest food, but one I've been enjoying for many years. My body runs well on carbs, plus they last a hell of a lot longer than avocados ;-)

I'll make a fruit, veggie, and bead run the day before I leave.
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Old 30-03-2015, 16:34   #829
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be sure to post some photos on the forum of your travels

Will do.
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Old 30-03-2015, 16:35   #830
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BTW - if leaving you will never be a wannabee, you get called something different then

Thanks, I'm almost in the clear.
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Old 01-04-2015, 21:11   #831
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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

The ideas I had about being a cruiser / live aboard has changed as I have learned from reading most of the posts and books I've seen recomended. I'm thankful for the cruisers forum and all the people. But the short of it? Not a wannabe anymo r but surely a gonnabe. Glad I found this forum.

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Old 04-04-2015, 13:12   #832
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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

Just a quick update... I just finished a major sea trial for the boat. I went looking for heavy weather and found it. It was a real confidence builder in both the boat and myself.

I haven't been advertising my plans in case they didn't work out, but with the success of the sea trial I'm ready.

I'm headed out at the end of the month to sail to Hawaii and then on to Anacortes, Wa, where I'll meet up with the admiral and the lad to spend a month or so cruising the PNW. It's been quite a ride up till this point, and I wouldn't trade a minute of it. When we first started getting serious (or when I started getting serious and the PR campaign began) my focus was on the destination. After some years of coastal cruising and refitting, I've come to realize that it's more the journey. Along the way we've spent more time together as a family than just about anyone we know.

So while I'm still a wannabe passage maker (hopefully not for much longer), I've gotten more out of this so far than I'd even dared to dream back then. I'm not sure where I stand with the wannabe card, but wherever that is I'll gladly claim it.

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Old 04-04-2015, 13:27   #833
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I've come to realize that it's more the journey. Along the way we've spent more time together as a family than just about anyone we know.

So while I'm still a wannabe passage maker (hopefully not for much longer), I've gotten more out of this so far than I'd even dared to dream back then. I'm not sure where I stand with the wannabe card, but wherever that is I'll gladly claim it.
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Old 04-04-2015, 15:10   #834
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I choose not to advertise my plans as well. And I don't require the knowledge. I just enjoy reading the silly banter.

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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

JRM...you've already gotten much more from it than may ever will. Congratulations and best of luck with your upcoming cruise.
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Old 04-04-2015, 16:30   #836
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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

I think some people like to just "try on" a lifestyle the way they try on garments in a store. They talk and ask questions, and make great plans, until they tire of that idea and move on to the next fantasy, never actually doing any of them.

Then too, newcomers notice pretty quickly that there are one set of rules for old timers and a different set for new arrivals. For example, this thread has wandered from wannabes to food and all over the place without being tossed into the off subject bin. I have seen newbies threads hit the bin for far more minor infractions.

Personally, I just make a plan and do it. I don't require any sort of approval or validation. These forums are great for tech information and area specific advise, and I have benefitted greatly from searching out answers here. The majority of posters here are kind and helpful. But I prefer cruising to typing about cruising on a computer. Having started with IBM in 1968, I have had more computer time than I would ever seek for pleasure.

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Old 04-04-2015, 16:31   #837
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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

What happens to all the wannabees?

Some of them go out to sea and flounder around for 66 days until rescued.
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Old 04-04-2015, 16:53   #838
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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

It's probably in here somewhere, but here it goes again;

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans

Since I recently turned 80, I'm afraid Catalina and Santa Cruz islands are going to remain the high points of my cruising career.
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Old 04-04-2015, 19:41   #839
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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

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i would love to hear from some of the posters that join the forum with great plans,use our knowledge,tell us how they are going to do it,then nothing....

here is a recent one that never amounted to much:

SeeWorld TV with Jon Charron | An 8 Month Sailing Adventure Across The South Pacific LA To Australia Through The French Polynesians
My guess is that they got tired of the "Mooring Field" & "Anchor" threads, and eventually moved on. But I don't see why you'd call them "wannabees", just because they finally realized that living in a sardine can was not for them.

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Old 04-04-2015, 22:27   #840
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My guess is that they got tired of the "Mooring Field" & "Anchor" threads, and eventually moved on. But I don't see why you'd call them "wannabees", just because they finally realized that living in a sardine can was not for them.

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I agree with this. I've found that forums contain mostly us wannabes. Real sailors are out sailing. Still it's fun to talk about it with other wannabes.
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