I see a great many retired folks posting
on sailing forums
such as this. I have great pictures in my mind of smiling grey haired folks sipping white wine on sparking clean new boats - right out of a yacht magazine - content in knowing they will get a stipend monthly in the bank either from the government
or their investments. I know that is an extreme image, but, I'm curious...
With the downturn of the economy over the last few years, and loss of 401k retirement
nest eggs and the like that generate income
, I'd like to know if there are any older sailors out there that just said "screw it", bought a boat, took some money
saved, and just decided to go before it was too late? Are you one of these folks, or have you come across any of them in your travels? Do they even exist?
When you are younger its easier to have that gusto...