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Old 14-05-2016, 04:58   #1
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Exit plan morbid?

This is a morbird question but how many have thought about a good way to die? I have seen many people who become helpless and then linger for 1 or 2 years. I do not want to 'linger'. I realize I have no real control over this unless I at least give it some initial thought.

No, I am not suicidal but I always thought a good way to go out would be in a bad storm on the ocean. A burial by the sea. Lots of people have gone out this way and I would just become fish food.

No-one (wife, younger brothers, nephews) would need to set up a funeral etc.etc.

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Old 14-05-2016, 05:03   #2
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Drunk, Stoned and being raped by Norah Jones...
After that I'd be happy with a garbage sack and the town trash dump..
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Old 14-05-2016, 06:25   #3
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re: Exit plan morbid?

Pretty sure you mean morbid.
Odd thing to say for a sailor - anything but drowning! Love being on the water, really don't enjoy being in it unless it is in my hot tub @ 104 degrees!
When the boat goes down I hope it's hypothermia in a liferaft that gets me.
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Old 14-05-2016, 06:30   #4
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Heart attack under a young hot woman who is way out of my league.

If I'm buried then I want a photo of the woman on my tombstone.


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Old 14-05-2016, 06:37   #5
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Drunk, Stoned and being raped by Norah Jones...
After that I'd be happy with a garbage sack and the town trash dump..
Now be honest here! It doesn't have to be Norah Jones does it?
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I will just have all of my body parts replaced as technology continues to develop, and then become the first robot to sail around the world!
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The trouble with figuring the best way to shuffle off this mortal coil is that there isn't much in the way of first hand reviews.

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I've actually put some thought towards this previously, and if I was to find myself with a fatal disease then I'm thinking a nice long, deep scuba dive. But in reality you really won't know what you'll do until you are in that moment of time.
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re: Exit plan morbid?

I had a near drowning once when I was in college. Based on that experience I think it would be one of the worst ways to go. It might be fairly quick but for that minute or two when you run out of air the panic and terror is horrendous.
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I've actually put some thought towards this previously, and if I was to find myself with a fatal disease then I'm thinking a nice long, deep scuba dive. But in reality you really won't know what you'll do until you are in that moment of time.
Diving deep might be the way, if one had to make such a choice. Once you get to 300-400' breathing air you are so high from nitrogen narcosis that you lose touch with reality. Deeper you just lose consciousness.
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re: Exit plan morbid?

The reality of being lost at sea in a storm is that you may set off a Search and Rescue, thus putting others at risks.

Also, when the end (or the end is near), most are then not physically capable of setting sail alone.

May I suggest discussions with next of kin expressing your desires such as burial at sea.
A year or so in Great Guana (Bahamas), a long timer passed away and was sent out to sea from the beaches of Nipper's...

BTW, I am all in favor of the hot young lady, way out of my league, on top of me....
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Get or make a Living Will. If you get incapacitated, you can plan in advance for someone to pull the plug. While we don't know you all that well, I'm sure the fine skippers here would volunteer to do just that. Problem for you is they may covet your boat and acclerate the process to your dismay.

I've been hearing "The End is Nigh" for altogether too many years to believe it.

I'm coming to visit boatman with Norah Jones and her best friend Shirley, and the four of us will make a great evening of it. After all, timing IS everything.
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Woman falls off Cruise Ship at 2:00am. But she was only 33. Probably intoxicated because the cruise shop railing is typically chest high with thick glass so you have to boost yourself up and over...like on purpose.

Probably not a bad way to go if she was intoxicated enough.

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Not a bad way to go? That's a pretty horrible way to go.
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re: Exit plan morbid?

I have thought about it quite a lot. I think it is great if one can go without extended pain.

As all major religions and governments want you to die long and in severe pain, a smart person will get themselves a loaded gun prior to actual need.

They may also invent immortality before we die. Then we will die peacefully, knowing that our prime ministers, sport stars and entertainers will live for ever.

One requests to those who want to go now: if you are a pilot, please do not take the whole bloody plane with you!

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