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Old 29-08-2014, 07:49   #16
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I totally screwed up with my kids- ones married to a farm in Indiana- no water there, the other is a school teacher in the mountains of TN, and the youngest is yet to be decided while going to college. I guess I"m going to have to work on this youngest and get her to move somewhere useful to me. I guess there's always the grandkids- I guess I need to start working on them.
Too funny! Take advantage of "The Farm". Our friends who are farmers near us are in the process of dehydrating fruits and veggies for us to take. The are having a blast doing this and we are getting great tasting fresh foods. Feels so good to support our farmers!!!
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Old 29-08-2014, 07:56   #17
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Congrats and welcome to this forum. You will find a lot of very good information here. I am a former liveaboard for five years with my wife and little boy. I wrote a blog about our experiences living aboard at:

Living Aboard Our Gemini 105Mc Catamaran

I wrote alot about the things we learned along the way. I hope it is helpful for you. Good luck and fair winds!
Thanks you and thanks for sharing your story! In the world of sailing, there is always something one can learn from others...and how to fix it!
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Thanks for the warm welcome! Our son's are Engineers so this may help! One is an engineer for Cummins so hopefully we can get a "family discount" if we're ever in need to replace the old Ford Diesel. We are encouraging them to live in resort area's near water but the mountains will do :-)
Sounds like you're well on your way to making it work ! Now you need to gently introduce the idea that "time schedules and cruising" are a bad combination... There is absolutely nothing wrong with fireworks and a big turkey dinner on the same evening...

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I totally screwed up with my kids- ones married to a farm in Indiana- no water there, the other is a school teacher in the mountains of TN, and the youngest is yet to be decided while going to college. I guess I"m going to have to work on this youngest and get her to move somewhere useful to me. I guess there's always the grandkids- I guess I need to start working on them.
I think the kids are always going to have a bit of resentment... like the time you made them wear that awful outfit, or grounded them ... SO I think you're better off... Grandkids are easier to manipulate...
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Let me guess, the PhD is in Boston and the geophysicist is in Mobile?

I did about half as well. Raised one doctor who is on Martha's Vineyard. At least I have a place to go in the summer. Now if I could just convince her to buy a house with a dock.
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"I think the kids are always going to have a bit of resentment... like the time you made them wear that awful outfit, or grounded them ... SO I think you're better off... Grandkids are easier to manipulate... "

How right you are! When we told the youngest of our plans she looked at us and said "what about me? You're just going to leave me?!" uuhhmmmm- Yes! but I told her not to worry- we'd leave that cat and possibly a dog or two to keep her company
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Let me guess, the PhD is in Boston and the geophysicist is in Mobile?

I did about half as well. Raised one doctor who is on Martha's Vineyard. At least I have a place to go in the summer. Now if I could just convince her to buy a house with a dock.
Skip... The kids buying a house with a dock angle is a very fine walk on the edge... The last thing you would want is for the kids to fill said dock with some insane notion of refitting a fixer upper.... Thereby totally negating said dock space AND.... increasing the clan outlay...

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How right you are! When we told the youngest of our plans she looked at us and said "what about me? You're just going to leave me?!" uuhhmmmm- Yes! but I told her not to worry- we'd leave that cat and possibly a dog or two to keep her company
He he... I like your style !
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If that's a Ford Lehman diesel it's a great engine! I agree with the comment about "it depends on the model of Gulfstar". Buddy boaters had a GS 44 for 20+ years. Sailed it to OZ etc. Was a great boat.
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OK, you're first week of living on board is over- how'd it go????
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Hi biker6977
Just saw your post! Living aboard is absolutely wonderful. All major repairs are complete, working on minor stuff. We have most of our "needs" organized and will be setting sail in about 11 weeks. I highly recommend two cabin sailboat :-)

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Hi biker6977
Just saw your post! Living aboard is absolutely wonderful. All major repairs are complete, working on minor stuff. We have most of our "needs" organized and will be setting sail in about 11 weeks. I highly recommend two cabin sailboat :-)

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You guys sound like you're progressing along famously!

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Will do!

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