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View Poll Results: more U.S. S/V in foreign ports?
much more 1 8.33%
somewhat more 4 33.33%
no change 3 25.00%
less 4 33.33%
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Old 26-04-2012, 09:16   #16
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Re: Are more sailors leaving U.S. for extended cruising?

So true!!!!!
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Old 26-04-2012, 09:51   #17
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Re: Are more sailors leaving U.S. for extended cruising?

I suspect that the boomers comiing of age will inflate the numbers...who knows? Personally, I plan on leaving the states in October. Will fly back to visit grand kids but ostensibly, I am out of here.
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Old 26-04-2012, 12:30   #18
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Re: Are more sailors leaving U.S. for extended cruising?

I am in the middle of sea trials and as soon as i am finished... I am so outta here! Hag, are you still on the west coast of Mexico? I would love to find a quiet hole on the Gulf side to sail to park for awhile but I need a pharmacia for insulin. I speak spanish (fluently at one time) so that is not a problem.
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Old 26-04-2012, 13:28   #19
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Give it a couple decades, and most of us will get over it.

...Ha ha...now that was funny!...
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Old 26-04-2012, 13:43   #20
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Given the number of boomers that have lost it big in the housing market, stock market and retirement funds, I think the numbers will be less. Those dreams people have/had of building the portfolio and voyaging have been reduced to paying off their kids student loans, sailing locally and hunkering down. JMHO
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Old 26-04-2012, 19:25   #21
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Re: Are more sailors leaving U.S. for extended cruising?

Thanks Gord,

Pretty much says it all I suppose.

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Old 26-04-2012, 19:41   #22
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I suspect that the boomers comiing of age will inflate the numbers...who knows?
On behalf of all baby boomers, thank you. It's nice to think that soon or later we'll come of age.

65 is the new 25?
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On behalf of all baby boomers, thank you. It's nice to think that soon or later we'll come of age.

65 is the new 25?
rofl-it better be--i aint but 30 or so, despite my age....
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Old 27-04-2012, 15:03   #24
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Hmmm...Perhaps after the US election in November....I may need to consider leaving... to explore, of course.
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65 is the new 25?
I hope not, I don't have cruising budget for what would be age 195 (3 times the 25)!

I have a feeling that even if the world becomes more "spoiled" before I get around to places that they still overall are going to be pretty good!
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Thanks all for the response...very interesting so far.

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Seems to be quite a few boats arriving in Oz from the US. Then on the market and they fly away! The new owners pay the tax and then get the boat rewired for 240.
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My brother (last of the baby boomers 1964)and myself(1965)have both gotten a sailboat and have cut the line..I shock no one as they are use to my life style and "adventurest ways", my brother however has been the responsable one and now has suprised everyone with this daring deed of sailing away.While he will be gettin his sea legs in the carribean I will be heading to points west for a few more years of work and then one day roundabout.There are places still without, "to much" western influence and I cant think of a better time to go then now,before the world is completly changed due to Geo.politics and all that that will intel...Good luck to everyone that will be doing the same and remember there is no better time than the present,I cant wait on the "hereafter" cause thats what Im "hereafter"....DVC
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Re: Are more sailors leaving U.S. for extended cruising?

Homogenized??? Not true at all! Head to the South Pacific, to Indonesia, Malaysia, India, you name it. Once you leave the protected waters of N. America the world is not even close to being an easy or homogenized place to travel. It is a wild world out here - come out and see for yourself!

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is nothing homogenized about world...come on out and look with your own eyes....SEE the world, dont just read about it....
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