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Old 01-02-2012, 16:45   #16
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Re: What would make you hang up your oil skins ?

A doting rich widow with an apartment in Paris, a farm in Tuscany, a penthouse in San Francisco and a fishing/sailing lodge on a lake in Montana might tempt me. Naw.
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yeah. Wet lockers are fast becoming a thing of the past.

We hang our wet foulies in the forward shower, which is a stand-alone shower. Thank goodness we don't have to hang oilskins in there.
It would be rather hilarious though to show up for a wet sail in oilskins. Smear that oil all over people's boats, stink the place up, look like you're from 200 years ago.
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Old 01-02-2012, 17:10   #18
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Re: What would make you hang up your oil skins ?

I can think of just a few things that would make me give up sailing.

1. Loss of all four limbs

2. Incarceration

3. death
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Old 01-02-2012, 17:14   #19
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I think I'd give up a cruising boat if I could get a big Nordhavn handed to me (and someone else paid for the boat, maintenance, and fuel) and I could carry a small sailboat with me like a laser. That would be pretty sweet, at least for a while.
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Old 01-02-2012, 17:32   #20
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A pilothouse with all lines leading inside and with a diesel heater of course.
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Old 01-02-2012, 17:34   #21
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Re: What would make you hang up your oil skins ?

I suppose I'll be done when my ashes hit the water.
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Old 01-02-2012, 18:01   #22
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Re: What would make you hang up your oil skins ?

Im with Kettlewell, and or Eleebana, I would prefer the pilothouse if I had a choice !! LOL In fact thats what we are looking for now that the Trawler is sold !! Bob and Connie
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That would be pretty sweet, at least for a while.
That's exactly the problem I have with sailing. I do not understand why I like it. The cruising life is fundamentally difficult, expensive, impractical, and uncomfortable.

Is there some emptiness in my life, a feeling of unease that the modern world is just too easy, the hedonism at a suburban strip mall too satisfying, and this begets an odd compulsion to make life more difficult, less predictable, for an illusion that a life at sea is more vivid, and thus a more worthy way to spend one's limited time on Earth?

So we spend more money and time and talk about technology here to make our lives in that vast expanse more comfortable and safe. But we know that if it gets too easy, and too predictable, like those on the hypothetical megayacht, the illusion will evaporate and we may as well just fly.

So... why do people choose to stop? I think that's what the gentleman who posted here was asking, maybe because he is thinking of choosing to stop. I also want to know this, because then maybe I will get some insight into why someone would choose to start.
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Re: What would make you hang up your oil skins ?

We stop because life stops us.

We chose not to become a singlehandler sitting at anchor on a junk boat. Drunk by 10am, waiting for a stroke to force us to go elsewhere.
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"And in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine--and before we know it our lives our gone."--Sterling Hayden
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A doting rich widow with an apartment in Paris, a farm in Tuscany, a penthouse in San Francisco and a fishing/sailing lodge on a lake in Montana might tempt me. Naw.
Well maybe a doting rich younger attractive widow with an apartment in Paris, a farm in Tuscany, a penthouse in San Francisco and a fishing/sailing lodge on a lake in Montana might tempt me. Yeah, perhaps...
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Is this the type of rich widow you are after
Err... I did specify "attactive" & "younger" but I suppose "beauty is in the eye of the beholder".

My eye may be (must be?) different to your eye!
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Re: What would make you hang up your oil skins ?

When me and my boat go up in flames? Or maybe another stupid regulation!
Any more rules and regulations and fees for dropping my anchor might just speed up the going up in flames part!
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