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Old 26-10-2007, 07:10   #1
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Boatless!!

Well, the old girl is sold. We aren't quite sure how to feel about it, but we have been living on the new "land boat" for about a month now and it's basically the same as living on the water was (with a few extra conveniences and a few less pretty things to look at).

I'm now boatless and not looking for a new one either for the first time in close to 20 years.

I plan to rent Lasers and other fun little boats now to capture the fun of sailing without all the expense and fear (of breaking things) that goes into sailing your home around.


The old girl will have a new home back up in the Great Lakes - she seems to like it there - in Port Dover, Ontario.

Just thought I'd post the news. Hope all are having good times and good luck with their boats. See you all in about 5 to 10 when we try this stuff out again with (hopefully) a real cruising kitty.
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Old 26-10-2007, 07:20   #2
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Congratulations and Condolences Sully! Hope you adjust well to your new life on land until you can get yourself straightened around and back on the water. I'm sure there's a few of us on here who'll invite you out for a boat ride so you don't suffer too many withdrawl symptoms.

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Old 26-10-2007, 07:22   #3
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Could you tell us more about the"land boat".

Good luck Sean.
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Old 26-10-2007, 08:36   #4
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Congratulations!
Don't leave us, just 'cause you're boatless (like I).
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Old 26-10-2007, 09:48   #5
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Hi Sean
Mixed feelings. Well done on getting her a good home - and sorry she's gone.
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Old 26-10-2007, 13:09   #6
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Aloha Sean,
Congratulations on the sale of your boat!! I know you've been working hard on her for a long time and will miss the projects.
Good luck in your new pursuits. Please keep in touch.
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Old 26-10-2007, 13:16   #7
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Well Sean, sorry to hear that you are without water under your feet, but could be worse. Now you are out from under that loan and will be able to enjoy your life a little more without the burden of making that payment.

There are 2 kinds of people in life those that try, and those that never venture outside of the cube farm.
You tried and decided it did not work, at least you tried to do it. You did however gain valuable experience and some of the stories that you have are priceless.

Hope the best of luck to you and remember you can always sign up to do deliveries and get paid for sailing someone else's boat.
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Old 26-10-2007, 13:17   #8
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Hopefully the new owner will treat her right and register in their name.LOL
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Old 26-10-2007, 15:51   #9
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Congratulations, I'm sorry were never able to hook up in CT. I hope you will continue to post, I have enjoyed the information and candor you have provided .
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Old 26-10-2007, 16:56   #10
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Congratulations Sean. Thank you for your response to my post about NYC marinas. It gave me the spark of hope to follow up on the idea.
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Old 27-10-2007, 05:52   #11
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Sorry to see her go, given the time and commitment you put into her - but I think from your posts it was the best decision medium to long term, as she was a millstone preventing you and the missus moving forward financially, even if their is some short term $$$ / pain........sometimes their are no easy or "Good" decisions / outcomes - just stuff that has to be done........

All the best, ashore - and if ever you head accross the pond (even by Jumbo Jet ), give me a shout and I will spot you a few beers - I may even have my boat outta mothballs by then. maybe
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Old 27-10-2007, 06:22   #12
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Congrats Sean.. best of luck moving forward..
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Old 27-10-2007, 08:30   #13
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Congrats Sean - I'm sure the next chapter in your life will be as interesting as your boat chapter was. You're still young, another boat is not far over the horizon.

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Sailing dinks is a blast. So much cheaper and more simple than getting a big boat moving. Great idea, and it's a good sign as a sailor that you can take anything of any size out to sea with a high degree of comfort!
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Old 27-10-2007, 14:53   #15
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Sean, glad to hear the decision is made and you are moving on to the next adventure. I look forward to your contiued participation here, and I won't try (too hard) to entice you back on the water. Keep in mind plan A never works anyway. I usually just start with plan B and work from there.
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