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Old 17-05-2009, 21:01   #16
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How did the sail go?
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Old 18-05-2009, 10:52   #17
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I was amazed at how many couples in their at least 70's were cruising around just two of 'em.

I'm hopeful that I can pick up enough tricks of the trade over the next couple decades to be able to work around the future failing of muscles and joints. Plus.....there's always technology to come to the rescue.

My plan is to live WAY past my 70's......i2f
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Old 18-05-2009, 11:01   #18
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Boat is safely tucked away in Cleveland.

I, however, got green. A few hours of nearly 100% incapacitating nausea leaving me flat on the deck (or leaning over the side depending on necessity).

First time I've ever been seasick. *shrugs*

Came on me about 10 miles into the sail. I had 5 other folks on board all with more experience than me. They took over and got her home.

So other than me, went off without a hitch.

Recovered within a minute of getting inside the breakwall at Cleveland as if someone had turned off the vomit switch.
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Old 18-05-2009, 12:26   #19
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Never can tell about mal de mer. I was seasick as a dog once, but only once in a lot of time on the water. My wife felt queasy a couple of times and never since. So it can go away on it's own. Hang in there!
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Old 18-05-2009, 12:45   #20
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My first single-handed sail I was very sick for the first 2 1/2 days. Into the third day I was feeling great, but made the mistake of stepping onto tierra firma, and once again I was sick. After that I left immediatley on the boat, and was fine from then on until about a year later. Leaned over the rail, and life was good again........i2f
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Aloha Pete,
Welcome aboard! Is that a "Black watch" Tartan? Great boat. If it has an engine you can play powerboater from time to time and smell the diesel fumes and listen to the noisy engine.
Good to have you here.
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:58   #22
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Not a proper "Black Watch"....but similar it seems.



http://www.tartanownersweb.org/resou...ory1103gob.pdf


this piece compares and contrasts different Tartan designs and gives a chronology.


PS ....went up te mast in the boatswain's chair for the first time......unpleasent given my fear of heights but a good learning experience I suppose.
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Re: Switched from Power to Sail - Now...

Wow. What a difference 4 years makes. I don't post a lot on CF, but I do occasionally lurk.

4 years havepassed since we bought our boat. Since then we have not been idle. Lots of daysailing and a couple week long cruises every summer on Lake Erie plus a week of BVI chartering every year has done me well. (Next week we mix it up a little and go with SailCaribe to do the Spanish Virgns).

Our marina sustained major damage from Sandy with numerous boats sunk and many more damaged. Luckily we were already out of the water as our boat storage facility asked us to come out a week early due to low water levels. (Rather be lucky than good eh).

So Tonic has been mostly upgraded (at least as much as we're willing to spend). We've done lots of structural work that really needed it, rebedded hardware, replaced all the hoses and pumps.

I'm still certainly no expert sailor, but I'm now comorttable on the water and with my 46th b-day approaching the questions about sailing are different (but certainly not fewer)

Now I am beginning to plan on the transition from full-time work and daysailing to part-time work/ part time cruising in a few years. I figure to try to carve out a situation where I work 50% of the time (maybe a month on/month off) kind of thing. I'll be able to live comfortably on 50% income and not touch current retirement savings (which will hopefully, market depending, continue to grow well).

So now the questions are more like:

How will we cruise in the winter months while still working in Cleveland half the year? Buy a boat and keep down south somewhere? And if so, where? Or should I do some brokerage purchase and just take advanatage of 8-10 weeks of "free" sailing when I can for a few years?

Am I really going to have 2 boats (one on Lake Erie for sumer and one South for winter)? What will boat #2 be (another monohull? a cat for livaboard lounging?) ?


There must be part-timers out there in CF world yes? How do you work it out?



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