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Old 02-09-2015, 12:16   #1
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My name is Randy. Diagnosed with cancer, sold the farm and finshed my 42 discovery enough to sail south with some expierienced dudes. After mexico im on my own. Looking forword to the new life and adventure to Austrailia. The wife died last year of cancer. Its never too late.
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Old 02-09-2015, 12:29   #2
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The meek shall inherit the earth. The brave get the sea.

Glad to hear you're going for it.

All the best.


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Old 02-09-2015, 13:16   #3
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Sounds like fun - I have a few years yet before I can escape the daily grind of work.


Good luck and fair winds.
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Old 02-09-2015, 14:00   #4
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Welcome aboard, Randy.

If you've time, you might tell us a bit more about your boat, and both of your readiness to cross to the Marquesas. A lot of people leave from down south, but we went back to La Paz to check out and left from Cabo San Lucas, to get a better wind angle.

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Old 04-09-2015, 08:37   #5
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Howdy and Welcome Aboard CF Randy!

I admire that you are making your dream happen while you can!

So many people wait too late. I hope you have great trip and enjoy every minute!

Bon Voyage!

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Old 06-09-2015, 08:51   #6
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Thank you very much. Will have internet data this week for fresh out and a phone number.....Technology.......what a concept.
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Hey Randy... Welcome to CF..
Hope enough experience rubs off by the time you have to go solo..
Yesterdays a memory, todays all you've got, coz tomorrows a fantasy..
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Old 08-09-2015, 11:25   #8
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Thanks. What an adventure to embark on.Losers live in limbo....winners make decisions.Decided in june and going in with both rubber boots.Where are u?
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Hey Randy,

Good luck in your undertaking, let us know how it is going.

What you want to do sounds like a huge sailing adventure and well worth all effort. Some time back we sailed from Panama to Australia via Gambiers, Society Islands, Cooks, Tongas and New Caledonia. Man, what a ride!

You will find bits and pieces of very helpful info here at CF, and plenty of very fine people too!

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I'm already feeling pressured. 3 days to get the new radar up , aweek to figure out the iridium go, 1 crew member has chromes. I'm thinking of postponing, buying a ticket to costa Rica, find a carpenter to do some finishing, book him for next year and carry on to south pacific. This window to get to Mexico...........is it only in September? I made the decision in June. maybe I was too quick. Thanks for the replies.
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