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Old 16-02-2013, 08:25   #16
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For some of us it's just the independence that we prefer. Having others on board as guests on occasion is fun but being able to weigh anchor and move on w/o debate makes life peaceful and free.
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Old 16-02-2013, 09:01   #17
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Some food for thought for staying solo:
Bill Burr - Epidemic of gold digging whores. - YouTube

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Old 16-02-2013, 09:56   #18
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Thanks for posting these, Running Rabbit. All very interesting reads.

I was struck, though, by some of your introductory comments where folks had said to you while gathering the blogs that single-handers blogging is kind of contrary to the point or done by folks with ulterior motives. To that I strongly disagree. Just because a person chooses to or is left to single-hand, it doesn't mean they fit one tiny cookie-cutter mold of aspirations or intentions. Folks have a right to choose to sail on their own because they value solitude above all else. They can single hand because they like the challenge of taking on an adventure with only themselves to rely on. They may single-hand because of the spiritual connection they feel. But they can also single-hand because that's all the hands they got and the alternative, for the present or longer, is to sail alone or not sail at all. The last group deserves as much respect as the others because they are still getting out and doing it! I don't think it is for any of us to judge.
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And, Mike, thanks for the morning entertainment. I'll keep a wary lookout for all those wife-beaters who may be looking to get their hands on my Nonsuch.
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@Kache Walk: I think there are a lot of different reasons people singlehand, and for some of us a little bit of all the reasons you mention may apply or the reasons may change over time. I value solitude and camaraderie; there is room in my life for both. Hopefully the posts I compiled show the myriad of perspectives and we might be a little less misunderstood.
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Old 17-02-2013, 07:39   #22
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Videos seem to be the answer of the day to this thread. Boatman does bring us full circle to my comment though, "I'm just a soul whose intentions are good..."
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And, Mike, thanks for the morning entertainment. I'll keep a wary lookout for all those wife-beaters who may be looking to get their hands on my Nonsuch.
LOL. If you are ever tempted to "tie the knot" always make sure the boat is part of a prenuptial agreement. It may be the escape you need when things get stormy on land. That includes woman as well as men! Seen a lot of people move onto the boat after relationships go south. Not a bad place to have as a backup.

Seriously, about single handing was it Thoreau who said "he who travels swiftest travels alone"? Provisions, water and libations last a lot longer on board too. Less need to head to land. Plus the only schedule you need to consider is your own. Smells like freedom to me.
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---the celebratory glass of wine in the cockpit under the vast array of stars sometimes...not always, but sometimes...seems a little empty. ---
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