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Old 24-02-2013, 19:59   #46
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Re: A fun read about a fat sailor with short arms.

@Mike: Maybe something like a Catalina, in the 36-foot range. This time it will be a younger boat, 10-15 yrs max, medium displacement, fin keel, and this time I will make a close personal inspection for interior leaks. There seems to be tons of cheap Hunters for sale but I don't think they have very good reps as true blue water cruisers. List prices are probably 30 percent below what they would be without the recession! At the same time, I want to be sure I'm doing this for the right reason (a cheap place to live and downscale my expenses and also do some HI-Mex-SF cruising) rather than the wrong reason (prove I did not "give up the dream").

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Old 25-02-2013, 12:54   #47
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36' Catalina is a good live aboard, so is the 34'. There are 3 generations of the 34 with the later ones being tweaked
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To near perfection. The 36' is also very popular and plenty to choose from.
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A bigger challenge will be to find a liveaboard SLIP. Would have to be in California, as Orgeon and Washington are a bit too rainy for me. Ideally it would be around Ventura - i haven't made any serious investigations yet. Typically, most marinas do not allow. Those that do are limited to 10-percent (by choice) and there is a 2-year + waiting list. Can hardly blame them - they don't want to see their marina turn into a trailer park.

One can always anchor out someplace like Richardson Bay, but I imagine that gets old after a while. Would need to generate electricity, haul water, and deal with holding tanks. Also need a 4GL zone!

Any advice on these matters would be warmly appeciated!

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Old 25-02-2013, 14:12   #50
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62% last night.

Pretty good narrative.

Will not read any here till done though - don't want it spoiled.
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Re: A fun read about a fat sailor with short arms.

Glenn,

Great story.

Many times on here I have read from "those that know" saying leaving on a boat to cruise is hard work, dangerous and can be fun. But they also say that a person is the same person and cruising will not really change them. More knowledge and experience in life yes. personality change, no.

It seems reinforced in your case too.

I dare say I don't understand women much and I guess I never will, but it was sad to read what they did to you with the airhead. That was just plain evil. No excuse for not paying some attention. And announcing it.

Many times here people say what you heard in the beginning - start small. Get experience. Work your way up. Not really necessary for some as you showed because every once in a while someone with some varied experience who is smart can and does show it can be done.

I would sail with you.

Best of luck to you.
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Thanks Therapy! Glad you liked the book. Rest assured they all ended up tinking into buckets after I secured the AirHead. The actual head compartment was so tiny they ended up doing "the squat" in the main cabin. Maleness has its privileges!

For everyone who has enjoyed Breaking Seas, please consider doing a short review on Amazon. Those reviews really help with a first-time book!

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Thanks Therapy! Glad you liked the book. Rest assured they all ended up tinking into buckets after I secured the AirHead. The actual head compartment was so tiny they ended up doing "the squat" in the main cabin. Maleness has its privileges!

For everyone who has enjoyed Breaking Seas, please consider doing a short review on Amazon. Those reviews really help with a first-time book!

Many thanks!

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For everyone who has enjoyed Breaking Seas, please consider doing a short review on Amazon. Those reviews really help with a first-time book!



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I throughly enjoyed your book Glenn. I can certainly identify with the boat work/project side of it! I would have sailed with you, but only if you threw Joyce off the boat!

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Great Read.Keep writing and enjoying your new found vocation.After serving on a Sub you must have some stories you could write on.After my Military Duty I,could if I,could write or even spell properly.
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Thanks Robyn and Casual! I'm working on a novel this year. Nothing about sailing. It's a futuristic adventure intended for the 13-17 age group.

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Great book, Glenn! Thank you for taking the risk of putting yourself out there with such honesty. Made a great read!
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Thanks cwyckham! Please consider writing a short review on Amazon. Those reviews really help with a first book! Working on the second this year -

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Thanks Robyn and Casual! I'm working on a novel this year. Nothing about sailing. It's a futuristic adventure intended for the 13-17 age group.

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I,like many others are young at heart.Will look forward to your new Novel.Stay in touch
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