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Old 20-11-2009, 18:22   #16
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I would love to be held ashore for a momo. And if this wonder happens, I will hate myself looking longingly towards the wharf and the passing sails.

Life is a piece of cake, if you look at it; and it is probably best to be a wasteful son of a millionaire.

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Old 22-11-2009, 10:49   #17
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there are ways to make fast equipment not previously fastened to the boat----and there are ways to fasten man to shore when man has not yet admitted to self or others his fear of the unknown -- one of the few things keeping folks to docks----i know folks who have left with sewing machines installed into the belly of their boats and i know folks who have retained ownership of companies via computer while they live their dreams.....have left dock and left sight of land and gone sailing.....and i know folks whojust worked waaay to hard at getting ready to be able to actually leave, as they were never ready----just always getting there-----we each have to choose our niche or make a new one ......gooood luck and smoooth sailing----i ran away from home to go sailing and will continue to do just that until my own ketch is able to sail long distances ......but i went sailing!! and i will go again many times over....~~~~~~~~~~_/)~~~~~~~~~~~!
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Old 22-11-2009, 22:23   #18
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I had more days sailing on others boats...than my own this year.

Something is wrong with this picture.......

The Office Guys sit at their cubicles and go sailing after work.

I work and then go to my "cubicle"

Is there a cure for this?
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Old 23-11-2009, 08:15   #19
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If you are happy, go with the flow. It is not a sin to be happy on land running a thriving business, though sometimes we act like it is
I think it also might have to do with productivity. Sometimes it feels good to be productive, as you said, not about the money, but producing a quality product that people appreciate. Cruising can be a bit isolating, I sailed all through my twenties and in many ways it was a... selfish lifestyle. Please, I mean no offense to cruisers! Cruisers are the most generous bunch I have ever met. But after ten years of crewing/sailing I got the itch to be a part of society. Not the glam,, rich, big screen TV society, that holds no attraction for me. I guess "human race" would be a moe apt word. Anyways, I felt a need to contribute, so I became a nurse. Now I am ready to head out again and along the way I can help those in need in the ports I visit. Life takes us on detours, usually and its all good.
Hope that made sense, have fun,
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Old 23-11-2009, 08:51   #20
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If you are happy, go with the flow. It is not a sin to be happy on land running a thriving business, though sometimes we act like it is
I think it also might have to do with productivity. Sometimes it feels good to be productive, as you said, not about the money, but producing a quality product that people appreciate. Cruising can be a bit isolating, I sailed all through my twenties and in many ways it was a... selfish lifestyle. Please, I mean no offense to cruisers! Cruisers are the most generous bunch I have ever met. But after ten years of crewing/sailing I got the itch to be a part of society. Not the glam,, rich, big screen TV society, that holds no attraction for me. I guess "human race" would be a moe apt word. Anyways, I felt a need to contribute, so I became a nurse. Now I am ready to head out again and along the way I can help those in need in the ports I visit. Life takes us on detours, usually and its all good.
Hope that made sense, have fun,
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Here, Here, Great post OG. Hit the nail squarely on the head!
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Old 23-11-2009, 12:11   #21
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If you are happy, go with the flow. It is not a sin to be happy on land running a thriving business, though sometimes we act like it is
I think it also might have to do with productivity. Sometimes it feels good to be productive, as you said, not about the money, but producing a quality product that people appreciate. Cruising can be a bit isolating, I sailed all through my twenties and in many ways it was a... selfish lifestyle. Please, I mean no offense to cruisers! Cruisers are the most generous bunch I have ever met. But after ten years of crewing/sailing I got the itch to be a part of society. Not the glam,, rich, big screen TV society, that holds no attraction for me. I guess "human race" would be a moe apt word. Anyways, I felt a need to contribute, so I became a nurse. Now I am ready to head out again and along the way I can help those in need in the ports I visit. Life takes us on detours, usually and its all good.
Hope that made sense, have fun,
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Old 15-01-2010, 12:59   #22
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Thanks for the inspiration..... we're selling the business... and making plans to do the HaHa in October..
We, the wife and I sat back and started talking about what we wanted to do with our lives and owning another business is not in the plans..
So I thank all of you for the kick in the butt...
On the other hand... if anyone wants a canvas shop in the California delta, all we want out of it is the cost of the inventory..
Its located in a upper end marina midway between Sacramento and Stockton and easy to get to by boat or car.. do a search for "OxBow Marina"
and it is a liveaboard marina, and my 45 foot slip will be up for rent in October..
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Old 15-01-2010, 13:44   #23
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Off subject. What's with all the annoying...

bing ads that I am seeing for the first time.
On subject..
Have my own business and I would love to sell now and take off. Just can't bring myself to do it yet.....You know..all those reasons you give yourself. When I turn 62 in seven years that will be it.
So I say.
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Old 15-01-2010, 16:42   #24
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That's what one of my good friends said! Then died one month before he retired.

I sold everything and decided to move to the Caribbean before I retired instead of the other way around

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Old 15-01-2010, 17:36   #25
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Thanks for the inspiration..... we're selling the business... and making plans to do the HaHa in October..
We, the wife and I sat back and started talking about what we wanted to do with our lives and owning another business is not in the plans..
So I thank all of you for the kick in the butt...
On the other hand... if anyone wants a canvas shop in the California delta, all we want out of it is the cost of the inventory..
Its located in a upper end marina midway between Sacramento and Stockton and easy to get to by boat or car.. do a search for "OxBow Marina"
and it is a liveaboard marina, and my 45 foot slip will be up for rent in October..

Nice to know someone can make a decision.
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Old 17-01-2010, 17:11   #26
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Since WORK is a four letter word it should be avoided when ever possible.
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Old 21-01-2010, 09:16   #27
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I wonder what is more in demand, canvas work or welding.

I am a computer programmer currently but plan on picking up another skill or two that can help while cruising.
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It think its wonderful what has happened. Grow your business as large as possible and then sell it for a really good price when you are ready to take off over the horizon. What a great way to add to the cruising kitty. Congratulations!
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Old 21-01-2010, 09:40   #29
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To Tim H's question, I'd say quality canvas work is always in need just about everywhere.
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This is so simple: Send US all the money you make for the next six months. Why in no time at all you'll have to sell the sewing machine and take to the water again.

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