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Do it now? 61 83.56%
Wait till I'm older and richer? 12 16.44%
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Old 11-04-2011, 16:09   #31
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Re: When to go? (An informal poll)

In 1971 when my wife and I were 23 & 24 we were petitioning for a bank loan to purchase our first liveaboard vessel. At that time we were advised by the loan officers to have our house and children first and to then consider a boat. We were surprised and angered to discover that, at that time, they would not consider my wife's salary because she could become pregnant and lose her income; although, if we were not married, we could have had a partnership that would have allowed the loan. (Big....major.....ERA motivation for us!} We found other resources to buy our first boat in November of 1971 and we took the sequence differently,- six years with the boat,- twenty years raising children aboard, and the past forteen years cruising with ocassional visits with family ashore. Obviously, we stand with thos that say, "Go now"!
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Old 11-04-2011, 16:15   #32
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If you're realistic about your expectations and their associated costs and figure you can do it now then go for it.
But I voted with the save up until you're richer minority.
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Old 11-04-2011, 17:59   #33
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If you're realistic about your expectations and their associated costs and figure you can do it now then go for it.
(...)
I am 100% behind this statement, I fully subscribe to this view, even though = perhaps, because I did it the other way round. But ...

IF

... But today I am looking at things from the other end - from the shore of someone who did it nomatterwhat. And, exactly, what?

IF

And now I am 40+ and there is this indefinite stretch of life that could be used so well - towards others', and mine, good. But I am stuck - because I lived when I heard the call. And now the other things are nor even half-life: they are no good enough!

IF

So, there is no rule. I say: if things look as if you could make it when financial, social and emotional risks are mitigated, then do it this way. It may be THE way, for most of us. But if you are in the heat, then do it now, then pay the consequences.

IF

Truly, I think to some of us (me inclusive) there is no choice: you hear the call, you are suffocating in your cubicle. Then you cast your lines, take whatever small baggage you have with you and you sail off towards the whatever-tomorrow-brings. To others, those with more cool and more brains than itch, stay put, aim well, save, secure, retire, then go.

To each their own ...

"IF you're realistic about your expectations and their associated costs and figure you can do it now then go for it."

Actually, there is no IF. It is like when you are hard pressed. It is like when you fall in love - it may be the wrong person - and so what.

James S, by my standards, got it is bang on.

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Old 12-04-2011, 14:41   #34
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Go now. Life is short and you are gig to be dead a long-long time.
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oops- that would be GONG
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Old 12-04-2011, 16:05   #36
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i saved up until i was poorer.... so i went now....i get money every month on same day until hell freezes over, which it might, and i have rn to fall back on--i can always reach folks how to be goood nurses.
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oops- that would be GONG
ROFL.... wondering if you should be saying 'Bong'....
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ROFL.... wondering if you should be saying 'Bong'....
LOL - Is it still Monday. Needed to bang "gong" insted of head any way out in west Texas we are never "going" to do anything, but "fixin to" so with that I am fixin-to make me a drink and shop for a boat...Have mercy on the landlocked!
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boatman and fbchristo - very funny. Thanks for the laughs to start the day!
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real riches arent money-LOL
Or as another wise person said ... "The best things in life aren't things."
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Old 13-04-2011, 08:17   #41
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In 1987, at the age of 42, I headed off with a wife and 3 kids ( 10 ,8 and 6).Spent about 2 1/2 years meandering from Florida to Indonesia.
It was the best decision we ever made; the kids still talk about the whole experience,as do my wife and I.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Jon.
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