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Old 04-03-2012, 16:43   #61
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Love the quote and glad things are better for you, but what's a "MCI"?
=myocardial infarction. I refuse to use the tern heart attack...as in "A person suffers a heart attack". That term puts me in a victim role. If I wear that one I bound by it's negativity.
I experienced a Myocardial Infarction. Now I'm experiencing life to the fullest. I'm traveling to SE Asia in 2 week and will be experiencing life there too. See how thinking can change perspective?...
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Old 04-03-2012, 17:02   #62
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Im 41, just bought a 29 footer. Ill be headed down the thornless path in 5 weeks. your only old in your bean; well until your body hits the crapper. Im just thankful for the chance to have an amazing adventure at this point in time.
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Old 04-03-2012, 17:10   #63
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=myocardial infarction. I refuse to use the tern heart attack...as in "A person suffers a heart attack". That term puts me in a victim role. If I wear that one I bound by it's negativity.
I experienced a Myocardial Infarction. Now I'm experiencing life to the fullest. I'm traveling to SE Asia in 2 week and will be experiencing life there too. See how thinking can change perspective?...
Thanks, and I see your point ... don't be the victim!

Hope you enjoy SE Asia, we do. Just bring lots of sunscreen and drink lots of water.
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Thanks, and I see your point ... don't be the victim!

Hope you enjoy SE Asia, we do. Just bring lots of sunscreen and drink lots of water.
Sealed bottled water. And the Pepto-bismol, mosquito net and decongestants for the flu/cold. Common new comer problems.
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Sealed bottled water. And the Pepto-bismol, mosquito net and decongestants for the flu/cold. Common new comer problems.
Nothing wrong with sticking with sealed water bottles, but in Thailand everyone, even the villagers drink water from the water companies. It comes in big 20L bottles and cost about $.30 (for the whole 20 liters!) so even the poorest can afford it. We've been here three years and that's all we drink and we've never gotten sick. We use the tap (well water, but filtered) for washing clothes, bodies, dishes, etc. but everything else is from the big water bottles.
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Old 04-03-2012, 18:11   #66
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Re: How old is too old?

In your neck of the woods is a club called the Toronto Hydroplane and Sailing Club. One of their members is in his 70s now - has been cruising with his wife for 12 or more years and when they're not on the boat they're in their truck/caravan combination cruising the US. TH & S can point you to them. They're currently in Mexico, near Yucutan I think, still cruising.
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We figure sail and Live!!! stay ashore and die a slow death !! old age gets ya when ya quit !!!! thats what we believe !! see yall sailing !! Bob and Connie PS going to look at a Motor Sailer in Apollo FL HOPE !! HOPE!!
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Just bring lots of sunscreen and drink lots of water.

...I'm sure she'll keep me well supplied...
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When your quality of life onboard is less than it would be on land. That is a decision that only an individaul can make, because only the individual can fully understand what gives them quality.

Work smarter not harder, manage risks, and get help when you need it.

Scale down your cruising activites as the need arises - slowly moving to a liveabord situation.
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except for the fact that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Better brace yourself, shipmate, JLS
True, but the tool is longer than a standard 12 inch winch handle so the reaction is less. We use this for going up the mast and for furling the jibs. With our cutter stay, the #1 has to be partly furled to tack. (80 foot mast & big sail) Also, furling the jib is a one person - any gender job that only takes seconds.
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Am I the only one who missed this? The skipper is 84 and keeps trying to Round the Horn.

Chile finds stranded 84-year-old U.S. sailor


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Am I the only one who missed this? The skipper is 84 and keeps trying to Round the Horn.

Chile finds stranded 84-year-old U.S. sailor


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Yea, you missed it. As you can see there was quite a discussion.

Single Handed 84 Year Old Rescued off Easter Island
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Thanks. That was a decent read.
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Re: How Old is Too Old ?

Good luck to you mature people who are still cruising, albeit a little more gently, you are our inspiration and we wish you good health and happiness.
As someone mentioned falling of their perch, may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows your dead.
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Good luck to you mature people who are still cruising, albeit a little more gently, you are our inspiration and we wish you good health and happiness.
As someone mentioned falling of their perch, may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows your dead.
what the heck are you talking about - whipper-snapper !?!?!
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