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Old 11-08-2015, 12:43   #61
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Re: When it's time to quit

My dads now 91 and considering transition from his Spencer to a trawler. Eyes are getting really bad now days and he wants a shower on his boat but won't let me install one on the Spencer.
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Old 11-08-2015, 13:10   #62
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My dads now 91 and considering transition from his Spencer to a trawler. Eyes are getting really bad now days and he wants a shower on his boat but won't let me install one on the Spencer.
Clearing in to St. Lucia some years ago, a Crusty Old Salt tried to clear in. Surly Customs and Immigration guy looks at his papers and said, "St. Helena? Where's that?" "Middle of the Atlantic Ocean!" "What is it?" "A big rock!" "Never heard of it." "Well, it's there" Some grumbling went on, and finally, the officer stamped his clearance, and Crusty gets up to leave, and walks right into the door jamb.

"I don't see very well", he said. I was there for it, and was next.
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Re: When it's time to quit

When Life becomes Palliative, the focus is not on a cure but on enjoying the quality of your remaining time.

The concept of quitting something you enjoy, is such a personal decision made up of so many conflicting factors..... it should be considered only for safety reasons... NOT past cosmetic or self sufficiency standards.

Hire a boat boy to help you while you teach him and pay it forward....
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Re: When it's time to quit

We have a friend who is 93 years old and still living aboard. He lives on a 35 foot catamaran and has a caregiver who visits for a few hours everyday to help out. He pays for others to do his maintenance but is still able and happy on his boat.


He made his last single handed passage at 90 and then his family made him stop .


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