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Old 25-01-2010, 14:52   #1
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Good Day everyone. Another landlubber on deck.

I am 50+, used to sail on big ships as an engineer, even graduated from a Maritime Academy. When I got married, abandoned everything, but now that retirement is approaching, I can feel the lure of the Sea getting to me again. I plan this year to get a couple of sailing lessons, buy myself a cheap second-hand day/pocket sailor and sail away.

I live in the DC area, so here is my plan. First get my feet wet on the Potomac, then go up and down the Bay, then go out and up the coast to NY. At that time, maybe get a bigger boat and do the caribbean, and ultimately (maybe) the Atlantic.

I know it is a very optimistic plan, but, this is how I see my next 5-6-8 years. I will keep you guys posted.

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Old 05-02-2010, 10:55   #2
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The plan sounds good to me.....good luck!
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Wow, that dream sounds familar. I am a 50 + guy who has chartered in the caribbean in the past and always dreamed of owning my own boat and sailing to the caribbean and beyond. Yesterday I bought a Caliber 40LRC and am keeping it in New Bern, NC.

Stay true to your dreams.

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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you posting here. My first job in the Navy was as a fireman in a boiler room on a Destroyer Tender. 115 degrees with 4 on 4 off watches from San Francisco to Astoria, Oregon and return. At 18 years old it made me believe that I really didn't want to be an engineer.
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Good Day everyone. Another landlubber on deck.

I am 50+, used to sail on big ships as an engineer, even graduated from a Maritime Academy. When I got married, abandoned everything, but now that retirement is approaching, I can feel the lure of the Sea getting to me again. I plan this year to get a couple of sailing lessons, buy myself a cheap second-hand day/pocket sailor and sail away.

I live in the DC area, so here is my plan. First get my feet wet on the Potomac, then go up and down the Bay, then go out and up the coast to NY. At that time, maybe get a bigger boat and do the caribbean, and ultimately (maybe) the Atlantic.

I know it is a very optimistic plan, but, this is how I see my next 5-6-8 years. I will keep you guys posted.

SUGUIJO
I have same dream and at 50 have been working on it for 4 years now. nly the last 2 have I sailed at all. Spent the first years researching and getting a little spared. As you read though this site don't let the fear mongers scare you out of the dream. Well wishes.
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Welcome and good luck making it happen. Remember the destination isn't the goal, it's the journey! So enjoy every day!
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