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Old 12-01-2016, 16:17   #61
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I think it was David Lee Roth who said :
"Money won't buy you happiness, but it will buy you a yacht big enough to pull up next to it".
There's a song:

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some nice soul, loan me 10 cents toward purchase of ticket, please.
i only need what is required for haulout and some needed repairs.; i love my boat and lifestyle .
take my 10 cents out the winnings, please.

oh yeah. if i were somewhere they sold tix and bought a winning one, i would give all away except that which i need for survival. money dont buy what ye need in life. so many still need roofs after patricia. 13 homes still without roofs in colimilla, many in cihuatlan, and outlying locales. is still unsettled post storm..
Z -I'll add you to my list for gifts. Write your favorite charity list cauz I'm gonna win da lottery baby!
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Old 13-01-2016, 08:18   #64
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Re: Powerball 1.3 billion

Yes, we all know money cannot buy happiness..but, I think we'd all agree that we could be a lot happier if we were not spending our days doing things we do not enjoy so that we can pay our bills and feed ourselves and occassionally do what does make us happy.
I don't personally NEED a lot..fast cars, big houses, etc. But it takes money to own a boat and to move it around the earth as needed to enjoy your life. Imagine not having to worry about where maintenance comes from..where repair money will come from..what will happen when tragedy strikes..whether you can get a new sail, or repair the head...just being able to enjoy a meal and a beer in an out-of-the-way exotic locale without worrying about whether you will need that money for an engine overhaul. Money don't buy happiness, but it buys a little peace of mind that helps you relax and truly live.
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Old 13-01-2016, 08:31   #65
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I'd take the $825 million lump sum and pay off half my bills.

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Old 13-01-2016, 09:05   #67
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I'd use the money to move my boat out of Iowa. Cause right now Iowalot to the shipyard.


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A modest home on a canal on the Gulf side of Florida, with a boat dock out back. Tied up to the dock would be a new (gasp) trawler, 45-50' range. A small condo in California for visiting the kids. After that TRAVEL TRAVEL TRAVEL, by land, air, and sea.

And of course everyone in our family would be taken care of, especially our kids.
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...actually, an Island, in the tropics, out of the hurricane zone, with a marine way with 40 or so slips and all of you could come visit for free.
... an island, in the tropics, out of the hurricane zone, with no marina, with a dangerous reef surrounding it, and then spend money creating a tricky\impossible to go through passage, to ensure noone enters. Then, build a proper storage and facilities, stock up with food, and do not forget GUNS!!!
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Re: Powerball 1.3 billion

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some nice soul, loan me 10 cents toward purchase of ticket, please.
i only need what is required for haulout and some needed repairs.; i love my boat and lifestyle .
take my 10 cents out the winnings, please.

oh yeah. if i were somewhere they sold tix and bought a winning one, i would give all away except that which i need for survival. money dont buy what ye need in life. so many still need roofs after patricia. 13 homes still without roofs in colimilla, many in cihuatlan, and outlying locales. is still unsettled post storm..
Zee, if I win, I'll give you the money to do the Bird proud. :-)
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Re: Powerball 1.3 billion

I would take part of the money ($400 million ish lump after taxes) and get myself a nice 50-60 foot mono, perhaps a schooner, maybe even a power boat, shocking I know. I'd take 50% and create a trust to run a halfway house or ten for homeless and/or anchorouts. Or maybe build a village for the homeless. Also help out some of the poorer cruisers out there.

Gee I might buy two or three boats, have Boatie or DOJ watch over one for me in the EU, One downunder and one on the east coast somewhere. Sounds sweet. Of course Tomorrow, I'll wake up with just the Rose and be just as happy.
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"There's only two things that money can't buy
and that's true love and home grown tomatoes."

"Home grown tomatoes" by Guy Clark
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Re: Powerball 1.3 billion

Since you asked.. Quit the job, fly to the west coast, purchase a big cutter out that way, refurb what's need.. Then cast off to warmer exotic places afar.. following the trades and currents...
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Re: Powerball 1.3 billion

A hybrid btw a Paine's Bougainvillea and an IMOCA.

I would hire Bosgraaf to draw it, K&M to build it, alloy or carbon.

A Paradise 60 is close to this perfection, I would end up with a similar boat but one that readily goes on a plane.

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Old 13-01-2016, 17:37   #75
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Sure thing, I was talking the boat only.

The rest of the money (being something like 99% of the lump sum) I would redistribute back where it is most useful - maybe a good school in an immigrant dense area, maybe a plot of land to be converted into a nature reserve, things like this I think.

No good use when money sits in a bank. No need to keep, given my age and lifestyle.

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