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Old 02-09-2015, 11:16   #1
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living the dream

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, 11:29   #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, 12:16   #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, 13:00   #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, 07:37   #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!


Since you are new to this forum, let me mention a few things you might miss but that could help you more enjoy your time here:

There is an amazing amount of shared knowledge found in the thousands of threads on this forum. If one has a common question, the answers are usually there, often with different possible solutions. The trick is finding those threads and answers as they can be "lost" in the many threads, which are often not titled well.

Here are my favorite Tips for newcomers to this forum:

Take a look at the Cruising WIKI that is found via the tab up on the top menu bar of the forum. It has a LOT of information in it you might find fun, interesting, or helpful.

Looking for Quick Answers?

This is the best and fastest method I have found to the answers I seek here.
Since you are relatively new to the forum, here is my favorite friendly forum search tip: Look at the menu bar on the forum pages for the drop down "Search" menu. Click on that to drop down a list of search functions. From that drop down menu select the GOOGLE CUSTOM search feature (the second box down) and then enter several different descriptive or key terms for your topic of interest. That will do a Custom google search of ONLY this site and it is likely to find answers to your questions or results for you. Note: this is VERY different from using the regular forum search box or field (which I never use because of poor search results). Also note, this is NOT found if you use the CF mobile app. It IS found if you use a web browser such as Safari, IE, Firefox, etc.

Note: The ordinary "search" field on this forum has yielded less helpful results for me when I perform searches. That is why I prefer and suggest the use of the alternative "Google Custom Search" instead. I see a very clear and big difference and find the Google Custom Search much easier for scanning (with my eyes) threads for relevant comments and information.
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Old 06-09-2015, 07:51   #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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Old 06-09-2015, 08:13   #7
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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, 10:25   #8
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Thanks. What an adventure to embark on.Losers live in 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!

Big hug,
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:24   #10
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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 it only in September? I made the decision in June. maybe I was too quick. Thanks for the replies.

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