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Old 20-01-2018, 07:57   #1816
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I come over to this thread and read it occasionally since I'm living aboard and have been single for the last year and a half. No desire to remain single, but I'll tell you it's difficult finding a quality woman seeking an "adventure" and maybe more. I'm on match.com(lancelot9898) so you can look up my 4000 word profile along with 25 photos for any sailing woman here who might be interested.
Sounds like you should join the SSSSM Group of CF..
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Old 20-01-2018, 09:01   #1817
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Chichi, I haven't had a TV in more than 10 years and pretty much stopped watching one about 18 years ago. Yeah, TMI is too much information.

Fuentes, IP is Instant Pot. Peeping in my pampers - good one. It's just so appropriate if we continue to push the envelope as we get older.

Boatman, heading offshore with "no trauma" is why I sail solo. It's refreshing on the mind.

Lance, good to put yourself out there. Best of luck finding The One.

Ah now, Weavis, I'm sure your multi is plenty big enough for most women

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Old 20-01-2018, 09:12   #1818
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Thanks for the information, but it raises more questions.
Modern version to the old crock pot? Higher temp., more control? Same limitations due to power usage?
Reason I ask is that I still carry my old crock pot.
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Thanks for the information, but it raises more questions.
Modern version to the old crock pot? Higher temp., more control? Same limitations due to power usage?
Reason I ask is that I still carry my old crock pot.
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And to everyone else, it's best not to take everything I write literally! Mostly I come here because I enjoy the banter
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no thanks, there's nothing on that boat that i'd like to have or experience
I probably wouldn't mind having one of what they consider their "dinghies."
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Oh I don't know.. hung out with a lady in Oriental for a while.. order of priorities were.. Dog, Jeep.. then me..
A woman after my own heart. Besides, no day is complete without some wind flowing through your chops.
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I probably wouldn't mind having one of what they consider their "dinghies."
Still nowhere close to the large motor yacht I saw in St Barts in '06... had a fully rigged and ready to sail 40ft Beneteau sitting in its cradle on the port aft quarter.. just ahead of the helipad.
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Old 20-01-2018, 11:34   #1824
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No limitations.
Found it! Thanks. I am still trying to get used to the internet and computers. I find all this new technology to be so impersonal compared to a conversation (old BS). Fast, but no human interaction. They even seem to be getting rid of the tellers at the bank. Who am I going to flirt with now? This is where getting a group together and going cruising for extended time comes in. As long a they get along.
My original computer-calculator was a "slide ruler". In the 50's and 60's I flew with a paper chart on my lap and a compass. My GPS was a ADF (got a radio signal from two regular radio stations and triangulated). That is where I learned to appreciate country music from Stockton, Sacramento, Modesto and Bakersfield,California. I still find triangulating useful on the water. The best part of using all this old technology is that it drives my three sons crazy. Now I have the long hair, do foolish things and embarrass them. Paybacks are great!
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Re: Single Men Living Aboard and Cruising... an honest look.

my lady of nearly 40 years just contributed a valuable quote to this thread:
"Men left to their own devices will live like billy-goats!"
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my lady of nearly 40 years just contributed a valuable quote to this thread:
"Men left to their own devices will live like billy-goats!"
Wise woman. Have I met you guys?

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PLEASE, someone please post a wonderful, at-sea love story!!!

Wifey B: A unique love story. Christina is the mother of perhaps our best friend. She was born in Spain, came to the US for school, met an American and lived happily ever after with him and her daughter until he died.

When he died, in so many ways so did she. She ran home to daddy in Spain, became almost a little girl again and was miserable. She even had trouble around her daughter, who she loves so much, as her daughter reminds her so much of her husband. See, her daughter has her father's business acumen and her mother's incredible beauty.

Somehow, her daughter talked her into joining us for a couple of weeks when we were cruising in Alaska. We were on an 85' boat which she referred to as a cute little boat. She'd never been on anything under 200'. Yes, her parents were wealthy and that's the world she grew up in.

The first night after she arrived, my hubby walked her up to the flybridge. Now, my hubby is the world's biggest flirt without doing so intentionally. He doesn't realize that compliments after compliments is flirting to the person receiving them. That said, he flirts with young girls and old women. When he says the things he does though, he truly means them. He told her how beautiful she was and shared what he knew of her from her daughter. He talked to her about how heartbroken he'd be if anything happened to me, but our commitment to each other to go on in life. He told her he now saw where her daughter got her beauty and how irresistably beautiful she was as the sun was setting late at night. He told her that she wasn't being fair to herself or her deceased husband. He asked her what would he want for her and the obvious answer was happiness. He instilled the thoughts in her that while she might never love again as she did him, she could love again. He spoke to her about my belief, and his, that love is infinite, that it doesn't mean she loves her husband less if she finds happiness now. That if he, my husband, found himself on the flybridge falling for this beautiful older lady, it didn't mean he loved me less. He just asked her to enjoy the trip and to try to see herself again as this wonderful lady, beautiful and desirable lady, with a beautiful smile and a cute little giggle even. He said to her that he hoped she wasn't offended by him saying how desirable he found her. He said he guessed it was time they went back in but could he have one kiss. Then he leaned in and kissed her. The first kiss of her life by a man other than her husband. They walked back in arm in arm, both smiling. Her daughter mischievously asking what they did up there, my husband saying a gentleman never tells.

He became the friend she could talk honestly to and she moved to West Palm and has found it within her to live life fully. She immersed herself in the arts and charity as she had been when married in New York. She made many girlfriends. She occasionally went to dinner and events with men. She now has a man friend that she'll probably never marry but they are both widowed and very much enjoy their time with each other.

Maybe on that night she fell a bit in love with my hubby, but mostly she fell in love again with herself and saw herself through my hubby's eyes, much as her husband had seen her. The woman her husband had loved so much now returned and we're all so lucky to know her.

You could see the difference as she experienced Alaska, the beauty, nature. Christina was aglow once again. The beautiful woman her husband loved so much was back. Carmen had her mom back. Mischievously, she'll still occasionally kiss my hubby right in front of all of us. She said later that the night on the bridge she remembered the first time she met her husband and the man she fell in love with, when all she'd been able to see for two years was the man she buried.

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my lady of nearly 40 years just contributed a valuable quote to this thread:
"Men left to their own devices will live like billy-goats!"
I suspect her 40yrs with you has skewed her opinion.
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Finally, a beautiful love story.
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That is very kind. I am teaching in the medical centre from the 10th until 14th inc. I have no idea of Schedule until they deem to get it to me..

Im thinking of moving to the Island for the second week. I need to see what the budget allowance is....
We had 3 days in HK on the way back from Vietnam was looking for something reasonable on Island in Wanchai area as a convienent meeting place after hours.

Resident friends all suggested the newly refurbished Novotel, which was a good location and choice

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