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Old 19-02-2016, 05:45   #166
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What tickle's me is.. from what I can see.. the one's shouting "PAY..!!" are either ex-pats who no longer have the need.. and Americans.. who believe everything is 'Billable'..
Except their earnings...
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Old 19-02-2016, 06:02   #167
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What's the big deal about sailing offshore at 71, I've met a couple of you guys enroute and I have a 70 in my age as well. Hell I was still racing motorcycles up until we left to go sailing.
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What's the big deal about sailing offshore at 71, I've met a couple of you guys enroute and I have a 70 in my age as well. Hell I was still racing motorcycles up until we left to go sailing.
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What's the big deal about sailing offshore at 71, I've met a couple of you guys enroute and I have a 70 in my age as well. Hell I was still racing motorcycles up until we left to go sailing.
Some people age better than others, my last Race was in 01, at Talledega where I broke my collar bone, broke a few ribs etc. Surgeon botched the repair, but still took way longer to heal than I was used to, and I was 43 at the time. I doubt I'll be worth much at 70, average age at death for an American Caucasian male is 76 I think?

So you guys that can sail off shore at 70 or more, impress me
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Some people age better than others, my last Race was in 01, at Talledega where I broke my collar bone, broke a few ribs etc. Surgeon botched the repair, but still took way longer to heal than I was used to, and I was 43 at the time. I doubt I'll be worth much at 70, average age at death for an American Caucasian male is 76 I think?

So you guys that can sail off shore at 70 or more, impress me
I'm also in the detonated collarbone Club, too bad to put plates in. Believe it or not, helping a piano dealer friend move a brass framed German overstrung piano from 4 floors up, to his truck, sorted it out, hehe.

I always said I would get married at age 78. But now it's getting closer, I think I may have been a bit hasty, and may extend it to my 90's.

My grandfather's girlfriend died when he was about 95, and the loss killed him soon after.
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Age is only relative to ability.

Ive not seen anything 'so far' that would clearly indicate to me that the couple are affected by 'age'. They may be too old i just dont know from reports so far.

I do have serious concerns from reports so far whether the vessel is sea worthy enough for the task their considering, and i have some concerns whether the men are 'knowledgable' enough for such a trip.
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Some people age better than others, my last Race was in 01, at Talledega where I broke my collar bone, broke a few ribs etc. Surgeon botched the repair, but still took way longer to heal than I was used to, and I was 43 at the time. I doubt I'll be worth much at 70, average age at death for an American Caucasian male is 76 I think?

So you guys that can sail off shore at 70 or more, impress me
God we are like brothers, broke my collar bone a year before we went cruising. I ended up needing surgery which ruined me for close to a year. 3-4 days a week in the gym had me back on the bike but it was a tough struggle.
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Well, here's the latest. They seem to have decided that this isn't working out after all, although the media reports are a bit confused (what else is new) about who is giving up first and why.

US sailor Bob Weise quits 'catastrophic' transatlantic pair - BBC News

American Sailor Steve Shapiro May Quit 'Disaster' Journey Across Atlantic - NBC News

To all who were of the opinion "They should just go for it": At least they tried, and presumably learned something.

To all who were of the opinion "They're a danger to themselves and others": At least they stopped before killing themselves and others, and presumably learned something.

Life-long learning - that's where I hope to be at 71. Although I may not take the same approach.
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Ahahahahhaaaa... so he is going for the American solution.. "I'll buy a bigger boat and I'll be fine.!!"
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Now, now, no American-bashing. I think I was accused of that much earlier in this thread and defended myself on the grounds that it's instinctive for Canadians.

But I'm okay with people-who-had-no-flaming-idea-what-they-were-getting-into-and-now-think-they-need-a-playboy-boat-bashing.

Go crazy.
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Not bashing.. just stating a fact.. Brits go smaller.. Americans go bigger.. its a fact off life.
Remember back in the 60's (I think I've told this before) I offered a US matelot I'd met in the Portsmouth NAAFI Club a lift to the Locarno Ballroom.. he wanted to get his leg over.. with anything..
We got outside and he pissed himself laughing at my Vespa 150 scooter... and told me about his Harley..
So I showed him why Harleys are crap unless its a straight road.. he'd kinda lost that tanned look after white lining it down Commercial Road.
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Boatman, you promised in another thread to stop with the personal anecdotes.

I say nay, I love your anecdotes, and want excuses to post my own. Old farts for anecdotes, unite.

And the fact that I'm actually going to click "submit" on this is a sure sign that I should be in bed. I'm outta here ...

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Boatman, you promised in another thread to stop with the personal anecdotes.

I say nay, I love your anecdotes, and want excuses to post my own. Old farts for anecdotes, unite.

And the fact that I'm actually going to click "submit" on this is a sure sign that I should be in bed. I'm outta here ...

I LIED...!!!
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Took me awhile to find the listen button, but your right, it's worth listening to.
I have a feeling they are a lot more serious than they act, but are having fun playing the fool.
Yep, sounds about right.
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Not bashing.. just stating a fact.. Brits go smaller.. Americans go bigger.. its a fact off life.
Remember back in the 60's (I think I've told this before) I offered a US matelot I'd met in the Portsmouth NAAFI Club a lift to the Locarno Ballroom.. he wanted to get his leg over.. with anything..
We got outside and he pissed himself laughing at my Vespa 150 scooter... and told me about his Harley..
So I showed him why Harleys are crap unless its a straight road.. he'd kinda lost that tanned look after white lining it down Commercial Road.

Having threaded the needle in traffic on a scooter many times as an old codger, I can imagine you as a bullet proof youngun' teaching him not to laugh at ur scoot.

As for american's going bigger? We are a pretty diversified bunch of lunatics.

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