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Old 03-09-2006, 07:03   #16
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Jimbo, you may have a new diet book in that plan! Watch Out Jenny...

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Old 03-09-2006, 10:36   #17
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Good to get your views, and a healthy lifestyle is the best way to lose weight

However, using all capitals on a forum is considered to be shouting, and only used in extremis.

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Old 03-09-2006, 10:54   #18
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Wheels is right. It's not a vacation. It's just a slighly different way of life. I've found that the primary factor in successful cruising is whether the spouse likes the lifestyle. I know the singlehanders will have a different view but the majority of cruisers are couples. If the spouse is only going along because it's your dream it won't work. Both parties have to enjoy it.
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Old 12-09-2006, 21:47   #19
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The true Marquesas diet? Buy a case or two of canned raviolies. Now about noon each day open one, eat them cold out of the can with a fork then toss the can out the windo into the back yard. Only allow yourself to drink de-ionized water, or distilled your choice.

The first two days you can treat yourself to Spam & Eggs.

Getting to the Marquesas is easy, getting food once your there is kinda' tough.

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Old 13-09-2006, 05:38   #20
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Dieting is indeed a lifestyle change as is cruising for long distances. Determination plays a role. Working on successive good results help build your desire and further success. Enjoying the results and distance covered is success. As with any longterm goal whether it is dieting or voyaging it is not always the end that is the goal but the voyage to get there. I think you get the point. If it's not at least a little enjoyable why do it?
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Old 18-09-2006, 22:26   #22
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Originally Posted by Charlie
Hi Limpet:
I'm a Nor Cal guy as well. I've done a few ocean passages on sailboats and to be quite honest boredom never set in. I can get bored around the house but on a boat it really never set in. One thing I remember was always paying attention to the boat, its movement, the sail trim, the gear, paying attention to the boat for me was like a kid playing a video game and having a conversation. I just concentrated on the boat even when socializing, eating, or even sleeping. I'd wake up for odd movements of the boat. I think that is why I never got bored. .
This sounds a bit nerve-racking to always be on guard. Of course that would be only while your sailing.

One thing I often think about when reading the replies is that the only people that are on the forum are those that love/like sailing. The ones that have had bad experiences or grew to dislike the "life style" would not be on the forum. So it seems that I would only see one side of the coin.
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It could be argued that our side is the better side of the coin however. :-)

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My brother-in-law, who was in the marines and served aboard a Carrier in south east Asia, describes the ocean and black and evil, the home of the devil. He thinks I'm completely crazy even considering cruising.
To me the difference is that I plan to cruise only were its warm and the water is clear. He was where the water dark and green and cold.
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Old 22-09-2006, 18:37   #25
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A good observation, but overall, I think most of the people that have had bad enough experiences to drive them away from cruising have been the type of people that drive others away. There are those who have tried it, and decided it was not for them, but most of those people will tell you they love the ocean, and even boats, but just do not want to live that lifestyle for one reason or another. I have encountered quite a few of that latter catagory.

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