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Old 20-05-2012, 07:40   #301
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Old 20-05-2012, 10:20   #303
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Retired. First 39 years as a truck driver, and the last 4 years as a inboard/outboard mechanic.
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Old 20-05-2012, 10:35   #304
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retired from age 18 - 40... then went to work
re-retired @56
Maybe a little bas-ackwards but, gee, 18 - 40 was really something!!

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Old 20-05-2012, 11:42   #305
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Hey - fun reading. For me a mixed bag also - As my Mum says - educated bum... - yep did the bar, waitress stuff, cleaned cars, tried phone sales (lousy at it) then at 21 - luckily got a job as sailing master on a small Square rigger for 2 years, then deckhand on prawn trawler for 2 years, mine haul truck driver, purchasing officer, shore RO, then rig RO, whilst building my first boat, had to sell it to pay off divorce - (hubby didn't like sailing), bought second boat and 'retired' for 10 years sailing Oz and Caribbean solo and professionally - charter skipper, mate and engineer,or cook, then went back to 'real' world - maintenance planner, purchasing, mining warehouse manager, then found software. Been ERP consultant / Mining BA specialising in supply chain and plant maintenance working in Australia, Pacific, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Zambia, Congo, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and currently in Senegal.
Roster 8 weeks on / 4 weeks off, so back to sailing - about time! Currently negotiating purchase of Maxim 380 - except broker has gone sailing! So semi retiring depending where my next contract is.
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Old 20-05-2012, 11:51   #306
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Hey - fun reading. For me a mixed bag also - As my Mum says - educated bum... - yep did the bar, waitress stuff, cleaned cars, tried phone sales (lousy at it) then at 21 - luckily got a job as sailing master on a small Square rigger for 2 years, then deckhand on prawn trawler for 2 years, mine haul truck driver, purchasing officer, shore RO, then rig RO, whilst building my first boat, had to sell it to pay off divorce - (hubby didn't like sailing), bought second boat and 'retired' for 10 years sailing Oz and Caribbean solo and professionally - charter skipper, mate and engineer,or cook, then went back to 'real' world - maintenance planner, purchasing, mining warehouse manager, then found software. Been ERP consultant / Mining BA specialising in supply chain and plant maintenance working in Australia, Pacific, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Zambia, Congo, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and currently in Senegal.
Roster 8 weeks on / 4 weeks off, so back to sailing - about time! Currently negotiating purchase of Maxim 380 - except broker has gone sailing! So semi retiring depending where my next contract is.
Now that was an interesting read. Do you mind if I ask zeehag to recruit you to the SSSSM facebook group?
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Old 20-05-2012, 12:02   #307
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Today, I'm a boat varnisher.
Yesterday I was a beet and mixed pickle canner. From my garden.
Friday, a kids toybox maker.
Thursday, rebuilt a pair of Barient 28, 2 sp, s/tailers.
67yrs old, can't remember back past 3 days.
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Currently fearless boat hunter, going where few have ventured... judging from brokers' comments...

Doesn't pay very well... in fact going backwards

Soon to pay dividends...

Then a long term position as international sails manager
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United Nations security officer, web application developer and information analyst for the past 13 years, following previous lifetimes as a police officer and journalist. In 193 short days I will join the ranks of the productively unemployed and am actively seeking job opportunities as a nautical slacker, maritiime deadbeat or general purpose drain on society in tropical climates. Salary unimportant, benefits commensurate with dedication.
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Old 20-05-2012, 15:11   #311
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Now that was an interesting read. Do you mind if I ask zeehag to recruit you to the SSSSM facebook group?
okay help me out - what does SSSSM mean... but for sure - I like Zeehag's posts so sign me up (I think???)
The baboons are restless tonight - banging on the fences.... but the wine was cold.
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okay help me out - what does SSSSM mean... but for sure - I like Zeehag's posts so sign me up (I think???)
The baboons are restless tonight - banging on the fences.... but the wine was cold.
I think it means single solo sailors seeking soulmates. I'm there as just a single solo sailor, as is about 1/2 the group.

As to the primates part of your post.........
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I own a product design company that designs and sells electronic goods. 42, semi-retired. Staff pretty much run the show. No loans several mil saved and make about 1-2 mil a year. I like my job too much so the hardest thing is NOT thinking about work and thinking about sailing. Also I like to live modest. Just enough and never too much. I owned a big boat but downsized as it was too much to keep clean.
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I own a product design company that designs and sells electronic goods. 42, semi-retired. Staff pretty much run the show. No loans several mil saved and make about 1-2 mil a year. I like my job too much so the hardest thing is NOT thinking about work and thinking about sailing. Also I like to live modest. Just enough and never too much. I owned a big boat but downsized as it was too much to keep clean.
Hey? Can you design a system that will follow the white/yellow lines on the roads that can adapt to any car. Basically, an auto pilot for cars/trucks. If it loses the line then a small strobe/alarm is set off on the dash.

Years ago I wanted a radar that would put on the brakes if you got too close to the vehicle in front of you, at specified speeds, but that's already done along with the back up one. And the auto park'r too.

And a car door system that will keep the damn door open on a hill so I can get out w/o crushing my leg/body. Get'n old.
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Hey? Can you design a system that will follow the white/yellow lines on the roads that can adapt to any car. Basically, an auto pilot for cars/trucks. If it loses the line then a small strobe/alarm is set off on the dash.

Years ago I wanted a radar that would put on the brakes if you got too close to the vehicle in front of you, at specified speeds, but that's already done along with the back up one. And the auto park'r too.

And a car door system that will keep the damn door open on a hill so I can get out w/o crushing my leg/body. Get'n old.
LEXUS already does this. Also has a sensor with night vision that can view people at night before you do and alert you. Also a sensor that monitors your eyes to make sure that you don't fall asleep while driving. Also has auto park, but takes longer than doing yourself, so only good for bad parallel parkers. Better ask them to make the portable version. Haha The door idea never heard of yet. Good one!
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