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Old 06-11-2009, 07:02   #61
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:43   #62
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:55   #64
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A bit harsh...but I like it!
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My "get up and go" got up and went............
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:05   #66
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This thread reminds me of a column I always wished Cruising World would run:
"Rescued, Wrecked, Lost"
Just a few lines each month about cruisers lost at sea, rescued by the coast guard or other boats, etc. Every disaster is a learning experience, for someone somewhere. . . . But they would never run that column for fear of terrifying half their readership away.
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Tell that to Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee, Vladimir Komarov, Georgi Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, and Viktor Patsayev, Francis R. Scobee, Michael J. Smith, Ronald E. McNair, Ellison S. Onizuka, Judith A. Resnik, Gregory B. Jarvis, and Sharon Christa McAuliffe, and Rick Husband, William McCool, Kalpana Chawla, David Brown, Mike Anderson, Laurel Clark, and Ilan Ramon.
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I think it's a proper attitude for something so dangerous. They are beyond the envelope, and they are volunteers. Would you rather be under the command of someone who thinks to fail is fine, or give just a mediocre effort?.......i2f
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And now back to the originally scheduled thread...

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. . . But they would never run that column for fear of terrifying half their readership away.
Sail and Cruising World are out to sell the dream. Every issue has a boat review with a price tag of over a million, a beautiful island or two and a happy how-to. It's rare to read a story with a punchline like; And so my wife left me...or, ...and that's why we never ventured offshore again! How 'bout; We just couldn't take the natives (goes both ways), or ...OH MY GAWD! BOAT MAINTENANCE IS SUCH A P.I.T.A.!!! There have to be many more disillusioned cruisers out there NOT writing a book about it...

BTW, I almost never go shopping, but a few days ago I visited a Walmart. Strolled into the electronics department and had an eye opening. There are huge flat screen TVs now for under a grand! They are like looking into another room thru a bay window. Next day I was back at the boat sanding and filling with Marisa. Our refit is coming together nicely. There was no one else around, and I thought to myself "I don't have a single friend or acquaintance that I know of that ever worked this hard at anything in their adult lives". I guess that's why we'll be leaving, and they'll be watching...
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Your hard work is called focus. You want to experience something, and being focused will allow it. My fingers are crossed for you that unseen things do not intervene, such as an illness. I read you had cruised before. Has your lady cruised, or will this be new for her?

Oh, and the ones watching? They too may be focused, but it is on something we just don't understand........i2f
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And now back to the originally scheduled thread...

There was no one else around, and I thought to myself "I don't have a single friend or acquaintance that I know of that ever worked this hard at anything in their adult lives". I guess that's why we'll be leaving, and they'll be watching...
That about sums it up...

Oh dear..here I am caught sitting on my duff at this computer again...Guess I'm not going anywhere..

Winter dose this to me more and more...Rain YUCK!.... Every year it gets tougher to get motivated to do anything ..including working on the boat....That's a slippery slope I know.

Help ..James!! ..I need a job in the desert..
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I read you had cruised before. Has your lady cruised, or will this be new for her?

Oh, and the ones watching? They too may be focused, but it is on something we just don't understand...
Marisa has chartered and sailed with me, but never cruised. She has what it takes though, and really drives our refit. She's my partner, and has equal say in this venture. She reads and studies cruising all the time, and I think you know how lucky I actually am.

As for what they're focused on...I want to watch the Eagles beat Dallas too, but if I ever want to shove off again I've got to keep on keepin' on...and the games right smack in the middle of my epoxying day...
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Let's just be thankful not everybody sails & cruises......DAMN would it be crowded.......i2f
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I may have to stay in West Texas for a few more months or longer
Where in West Texas are you?

I think some people have a vision of cruising as an escape from reality. When you get out cruising, you find it's far more "real" than any city or suburban life could ever be. Like or not, you're responsible for making it work. That's a level of self reliance that some folks relish and thrive on, others just can't handle it.
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I think some people have a vision of cruising as an escape from reality. When you get out cruising, you find it's far more "real" than any city or suburban life could ever be. Like or not, you're responsible for making it work. That's a level of self reliance that some folks relish and thrive on, others just can't handle it.
This is one of the things that makes cruising so attractive!........i2f
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