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Old 29-01-2011, 03:54   #46
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I have decided the ideal situation is to live apart but together... like two boats in dinghy range! I guess the hard part with that would be finding the right people with a boat similarly matched in speed.
I seem to remember reading about a husband and wife both single sailors with there own yachts who married but continue to sail separately. They just arrange to meet up at the next destination.

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Old 29-01-2011, 04:01   #47
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Sounds ideal although meeting up once a day rather than just at the destination would maybe be better!
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Old 28-02-2011, 19:11   #48
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I got a reply to this last night from someone locally - she didn't find out about if off this forum. I met with her for a coffee this morning, it was rather amusing, she's more looking into the idea of doing such a trip but has been unsure how to go about it, she isn't really in a state to be able to pack life up and join us, anyway she used it to gain some info anyway.
So after about 30 mins of talking it came round to the fact I has asked for a single mother, then she asked what's the chance of some monkey business once the kids are asleep, I replied probably very little with a laugh, she then just said well that just breaks the whole deal I can't come with you now. All tongue in cheek.
I've had a lot of replies to this some from here some from other places in the last few weeks, but very few have actually been serious about actually coming with us, more just indulging a dream that maybe they might be able to do it, there are two people that are serious about it at this point, I have yet to actually meet either of them but I hope to rectify this in the coming couple of weeks.
In the meantime I have spoken to a few people at RQYS at lunch the other day, one of them a Weather guru, he seems to think there is going to be a Cat 3 or 4 cyclone in mid to late April, so I think putting off our departure till the end of April will probably be the prudent thing to do. There is a possibility we could also sail around NZ until the season has past as there are a few things there we have not seen, but I guess we will see what the coming weeks bring.
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Greetings good sir!
I am interested!
32 year old male, divorced, 6 year old son. 911 dispatcher and volunteer emt firefighter right now. 7+ years in public saftey, yeah good luck shocking me with anything! My dad was an airline pilot and taught me to think openly and keep my prejudices to myself.
Large vocational and technological skill set acquired by my restless mind. I have owned and run a daycare. I love kids and have no problem teaching. In fact it's fun!
Could do with being a couple continents away from my STBX.
Open ended plans at this point, debt free in 3 months.
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Greetings good sir!
I am interested!
32 year old male, divorced, 6 year old son. 911 dispatcher and volunteer emt firefighter right now. 7+ years in public saftey, yeah good luck shocking me with anything! My dad was an airline pilot and taught me to think openly and keep my prejudices to myself.
Large vocational and technological skill set acquired by my restless mind. I have owned and run a daycare. I love kids and have no problem teaching. In fact it's fun!
Could do with being a couple continents away from my STBX.
Open ended plans at this point, debt free in 3 months.
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Firefighter? So you will have your own axe?
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Old 01-03-2011, 16:26   #51
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Firefighter? So you will have your own axe?
Your own Axe is required. Did I forget to mention that? Gotta chop up those kids that misbehave.
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I have this one. It's not as pretty as the picture anymore..
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LOL! Too much use on your son?
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The L.A. Fire Ax. Based off of a traditional design with modern refinements. It can cut through 10 penny nails without dulling. The pick on the back is great for creating footholds on roofs, or to keep from falling off them (don't ask). Great for moving logs too.
Like a wooden boat in a way. A classic hickory handle and the mean looking company logo leads to a lot of looks and questions.
And no, no use on the boy.

As great as it is it always takes a back seat to the double bit my grandpa gave me. Now that is a classis ax that no new ax can touch!
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I have no idea if you ever found anyone, but this sounds like an awesome opportunity. Going to post it on my Facebook, maybe one of my friends will feel adventurous! Either way, good luck!
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I thought I would post an update to what's happened so far.
We took a mother and son out on the boat on Friday, they were very nice people that were very gung ho, on coming with us, but as soon as we took the boat a couple of miles offshore, they got the idea of what conditions would be like during the trip.
For a while we were sailing windward in 23 knots, it was a little lumpy too the boat had a fairly typical angle of heal to it, for the conditions they both went pale white and came to the conclusion they just couldn't go through with it.

I'm really not all that sure now that someone totally inexperienced with offshore sailing is going to work, but I guess we will see.
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Geesh - how many times have we told you not to heel the boat on a first date...?
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I thought I would post an update to what's happened so far.
We took a mother and son out on the boat on Friday, they were very nice people that were very gung ho, on coming with us, but as soon as we took the boat a couple of miles offshore, they got the idea of what conditions would be like during the trip.
For a while we were sailing windward in 23 knots, it was a little lumpy too the boat had a fairly typical angle of heal to it, for the conditions they both went pale white and came to the conclusion they just couldn't go through with it.

I'm really not all that sure now that someone totally inexperienced with offshore sailing is going to work, but I guess we will see.
How about this, next time you take a family out (if you like them) just stay out till Stockholms kicks in.
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I vaguely thought about it but there just isn't enough room for a whole other family. That was another reason for asking for a single parent. In race mode we can sleep 12 but long term more than 6 would just make life too uncomfortable for all concerned.
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I vaguely thought about it but there just isn't enough room for a whole other family. That was another reason for asking for a single parent. In race mode we can sleep 12 but long term more than 6 would just make life too uncomfortable for all concerned.
Ahhhh...I was counting the single parent + kid(s) as an entire family.
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