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Old 20-12-2013, 09:50   #31
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Re: Way to go; the boat or rest home?

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I can see the potential of being found floating face down near my dinghy when I'm 82. That would give me fifteen more years and fifty-seven years of living joyfully on the boat! Members of my family have accumulated 131 years of living on sailboats, so nobody would be surprised. I will still likely end up in some garden shed ashore if I can't adjust a sheet or see the bow!
"'expect to be looking for and assisted living marina in the 20's!"
Did you find one? Where? In the states? Pacific or Atlantic?
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Old 20-12-2013, 11:46   #32
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Wow, you may be on to something there. Assisted Living Marina.

There was an old guy living on a very nice little Nordic Tug when I was living aboard in my late 20's. They had forced him into a retirement home. When they allowed him to come back to the boat to collect anything he wanted before selling it, he found his pistol and took his own life.

Didn't make sense to me back then, but the older I get, the more I understand why.
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Old 20-12-2013, 15:54   #33
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Re: Way to Go; the Boat or Rest Home?

Can't say for sure right now, but if they let me back on the boat, I would probable have disappeared, with the boat.
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Old 20-12-2013, 18:50   #34
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Re: Way to go; the boat or rest home?

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"'expect to be looking for and assisted living marina in the 20's!"
Did you find one? Where? In the states? Pacific or Atlantic?
Not so fast! I have some more years,- by the "20's" I meant I might start looking for the assisted living marina in 2020 and for that decade.... maybe even 2029!
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Rest home= God's pre-departure lounge... He's gonna have to catch me- I ain't waitin around for him!
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Old 22-12-2013, 02:29   #36
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You probably don't need to worry about waiting around for him...very likely a no show
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Old 22-12-2013, 17:38   #37
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Oh, I have my Higher Power already, not sure what, maybe just the wind, but it's something greater than me
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Old 24-12-2013, 10:17   #38
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Re: Way to Go; the Boat or Rest Home?

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Wow, you may be on to something there. Assisted Living Marina.

There was an old guy living on a very nice little Nordic Tug when I was living aboard in my late 20's. They had forced him into a retirement home. When they allowed him to come back to the boat to collect anything he wanted before selling it, he found his pistol and took his own life.

Didn't make sense to me back then, but the older I get, the more I understand why.
Sounds perfectly logical as well as sad.... I probably would do the same thing....
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The boat or the rest home OR.......

When I joined CF I had every intention of returning to cruising in my retirement. It would be so much easier now with all the modern electronic devices that aid navigation such as GPS. But in my younger years I had two passions that I didn't get enough time in, cruising and flying. Cruising seemed viable in later years as there isn't a requirement for passing a medical exam as there is in flying but low and behold in 2006 the FAA introduced the new Sport pilot's license and no medical. Now I look at my lifelong collection of belongings that have sentimental value and instead of selling everything to sail, I can keep all and retire in an Arizona air park community with hangers at our homes. I will probably make myself available as crew for other's passages on their boats, but for my own exploring will trade sailing for a STOL bush plane and remote camping in pristine areas only accessible by plane. I had no idea that these type of outings had such a following but thanks to forums on the Internet have found many other like souls enjoying back country camping by plane.

Much is the same, the passage, destination, new areas, only difference is no salt air corrosion, and shorter time returning to home base (106 kt vs 6 kt).
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