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Old 01-07-2008, 17:21   #1
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Slowly Getting Thyere!!

Hi Curisers,

Started the Cruising retirement plan 5 years ago, can see a little light at the end of the tunnel. Been sailing round the pegs every week to learn a bit about sailing and now planning to travel to Europe to buy a Cat. Very briefly heres the plan.

Buy in northern europe, take the mast down and motorsail the waterways of europe, that way my little darling can be introduced to live aboard lifestyle. Get down to Turkey and enter the med for a couple of Years and then we should be ship shape by then to take the big sodjourn back to Australia.

Well what do you think out there?!!!

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Old 01-07-2008, 18:18   #2
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Well what do you think out there?!!!
You make a plan and then you work toward it. Sometimes the magic works and sometime you take a bounce and do something different. Making that first step starts the clock. Trying to make it all fun is never a bad idea. It isn't a new job after all. The goal is to avoid a new job. At worst you may find an alternative you like better but how could that be bad? More fun or better seems like desirable choices to be faced with. You obviously have been working at it a while so just get to the starting line and go. Knowing you'll be ready should feel good.

Just be prepared to have more fun that you expected. I would hate to read a post down the road where you had problems because it was too much fun and you didn't know what to do.

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Old 01-07-2008, 19:55   #3
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Sounds simiar to what I want to do in the caribean, by the way welcome to the forum we'll try to answer any questions you have.
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:00   #4
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Aloha Bazdav,
Sounds like a fun plan to me. Welcome aboard! Are cats less expensive in Europe?
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:06   #5
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Welcome aboard Bazdav,
Your plan sounds great. Remember to be patient and do not let your temper or frustration rear its ugly side. A dream can be a dream or a nightmare depending on your attitude.
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