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Old 09-03-2011, 19:03   #1
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Hi from Georgia

Just joined the forum after a few days poking around. I don't even have a boat yet, still have a couple teenagers to get rid of before I can take off, but I have enjoyed reading the info and I am sure I will be asking for more when time gets closer. I hope to get a boat a couple years before I plan to live aboard. Will probably dock it in the Destin area (we spend a lot of time there anyway). I never really even considered ever really retiring until recently when my 4th shoulder surgery taught me a few things (patience being one). I have busted my butt for a long time (self employed) and finally decided I CAN leave it one day. I am looking forward to meeting some of you even before I get sailing.
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Old 09-03-2011, 19:20   #2
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BTW is anybody in the Destin FWB area? We will be down there the first of next month.
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Old 09-03-2011, 20:23   #3
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I did my first retirement at 47 years old to do our circumnavigation. I wish I had done it even sooner. Then maybe I could have gotten two circumnavigations done.

I have not had any shoulder surgeries, but I see lots of people with health problems for whom crusing is a very distant option. My recommendation is to go as young as you can, just to be sure that you get the chance to live your dream. I think it's more fun to go at a younger age when it's easier to handle the physical side of sailing.
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Old 09-03-2011, 20:34   #4
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Welcome to the forum Dawg.
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Old 09-03-2011, 21:26   #5
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Hi back from Florida

Hey Bulldawg,

Welcome to the forum. If you have a couple of teenagers to get rid of we've got a nice college down here in Gainesville FL where you could send them.
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Old 09-03-2011, 21:42   #6
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Welcome from a fellow Georgian. I know uga too. Best of luck making it all happen!
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I did my first retirement at 47 years old to do our circumnavigation. I wish I had done it even sooner. Then maybe I could have gotten two circumnavigations done.

I have not had any shoulder surgeries, but I see lots of people with health problems for whom crusing is a very distant option. My recommendation is to go as young as you can, just to be sure that you get the chance to live your dream. I think it's more fun to go at a younger age when it's easier to handle the physical side of sailing.
I am 45 now and the shoulder should get better, although will still be limited, and otherwise I'm in great shape. No circumnavigation for me just some island hopping, staying warm and relaxing.
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Welcome to the forum. If you have a couple of teenagers to get rid of we've got a nice college down here in Gainesville FL where you could send them.
Good school but not sure either of them could wear orange without breaking out in hives.
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Welcome to the forum. You will find it is a great place to learn. Where in Georgia are you? Atlanta here.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:43   #10
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I am just down the road in LaGrange
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Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your stay here.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
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Good school but not sure either of them could wear orange without breaking out in hives.
Funny, that's what my daddy told me but I didn't listen. He's just down the road from you in Fortson. Usually wears red and black himself but I don't hold it against him.
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....still have a couple teenagers to get rid of before I can take off.
If you try being a bit meaner to them they might take off sooner...
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I tried but I have already fed them so they keep finding their way back home.
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