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Old 19-08-2009, 11:27   #1
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i everyone,
My name is Gary. My wife, Phyllis, and I are cruising the Sea of Cortez, Mexico in our Durbeck 46 cutter. Given a choice between living in a small condo in British Columbia or a sailboat in Baja California for our retirement, my wife chose the later. So far we haven't looked back. We love living aboard and sailing.

This looks like a great forum for information and ideas. Always looking for them. We hope that we can contribute to the threads and provoke new thoughts and different ways of looking at things and life.

As we are of 'retirement age' we are interested in our physical and mental health in the boating environment. We will searching for posts on your experiences and ideas that will to enable us to make our cruising life more enjoyable and fulfilling.

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Old 19-08-2009, 11:32   #2
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welcome to the forum

No good asking us about mental health, most of us are certifiably looney

Physical health means everything, and we are very much the couch potato generation, where getting up to get the remote control is considered onerous Use of manual equipment should be encouraged for as long as possible, (manual winch instead of the electric one) swimming is a good option, and use of bicycles as the mode of transport will also help.

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Old 19-08-2009, 11:49   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard Gary & Phyllis.
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Old 19-08-2009, 15:34   #4
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I am still young (hahaha 40 ;-))) but have plenty of sailing friends aged 60-85. Have seen no issues. If you love sailing/cruising, the joy you get from doing what you love will keep you body and mind ticking way sounder than ever before. Because it is a wonderful thing to be in love.

Yes, it will be different than 9-17 hours office work. Just try it and see if it works for you. And then stick to it as long as it gives you joy.

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Old 19-08-2009, 21:25   #5
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Old 19-08-2009, 22:41   #6
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Hi and welcome to CF. This is arguably the best cruising site on the net, but of course I am biased.

Please take a few minutes to read our rules section. It is important to us to keep a vibrant and friendly atmosphere.

If you have specific questions it may be contained in the tens of thousands of discussions we have had or are ongoing.

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Old 20-08-2009, 20:33   #7
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Aloha Gary and Phyllis,

Did you run across my friends on "Pacific Voyager" a Fuji 45 green hulled ketch? I guess maybe the Sea of Cortez is pretty big so its quite a funny question.

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