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Old 09-07-2016, 05:22   #46
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Re: Small boat. Is this a foolish idea?

It does not sound like you "have" to consult. So why?
Or can your involvement be limited?
Frankly, unless the money from your earnings is your retirement plan, it sounds as though you are making excuses.

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Old 09-07-2016, 06:07   #47
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Re: Small boat. Is this a foolish idea?

Well, maybe, but I hope not. And I don't think so. This business thing literally happened yesterday. I don't know enough about it to know whether it is real or not. But if it is, I could use the money.
I can "live" on my pension, but I'd sure like to not have to just survive. If this falls through as I expect, I'll be on my way directly. But sometimes you just have to consider other things. Or at least I feel like I do.

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Old 09-07-2016, 08:58   #48
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Re: Small boat. Is this a foolish idea?

Originally Posted by RKO View Post
Thanks to all who responded. I appreciate the support.
So, I'm pretty sure I'm going to do it.
Here's an interesting thing that just happened. Although I have just retired, I joined an LLC as a partner to do what retired people do, consult.
The LLC has been muddling along with no spectacular success.
Yesterday while I was reading and considering these responses, our biggest client called with a serious potential for some new business which would mean fees in the hundreds of thousands over the next 12 months.
So now we are meeting with them in 2 weeks to determine whether this will become a reality or not.
If it does, I'll be on the hard and in the cold for another year at least.
While this news is welcome and I could sure use the money, what does it say about me that my excitement over the business is tempered with slight disappointment. Im ready to cut the dock lines, but I may miss my weather window. Again!
Best wishes. Look at it as a win or win not a disappointment or disappointment.
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Old 09-07-2016, 16:35   #49
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Re: Small boat. Is this a foolish idea?


Good advice, Cadence.

We all who have left the work environment have had to make the more $$ vs. how much time do we have?. Imho, it is a question each has to answer for him/herself. If you have had a blameless age cohort die suddenly, that can effect how you look at the situation. We left.

But, really this one is purely up to RKO. ....and he says it may just be a flash in the pan, or a real opportunity, and doesn't have enough data to decide yet. Fair enough.

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Old 10-07-2016, 09:07   #50
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Re: Small boat. Is this a foolish idea?

Wife and I have been living on a newport 28 for the past 6mo. Could be a bit bigger a 34 to 36 would be perfect for us but for one our sailboat would be great.
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I lived on a 29' Triton for many years. As others have weighed in, it's very doable, even pleasurable not to be weighed down by 'stuff'. It's almost camping, but what a backyard! Other intangibles worth having are the freedom to sail and be wherever, which is very easy in a smaller sailboat, and living an intentional lifestyle that is efficient and not wasteful. I'm now in the process of selling my house here in coastal Maine to move to Puget Sound and build a tiny house (designed just like the interior of a sailboat), just because I miss small living so much.
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Old 11-07-2016, 17:07   #52
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Re: Small boat. Is this a foolish idea?

Just do it! Don't be a sheep, take the different path, enjoy the adventure.

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