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Old 18-09-2018, 09:42   #31
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Mike,
Your old, get over it over 30 is old, remember?
It happens to all of us.
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Old 18-09-2018, 09:45   #32
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Your old, get over it over 30 is old, remember?
It happens to all of us.
Damn… that’s what I was afraid of .
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Damn… that’s what I was afraid of .
But if you hang out in places with other cruisers you can be a “kid” well into your 60s
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But if you hang out in places with other cruisers you can be a “kid” well into your 60s


I may not be young anymore, but at least I can stay immature .
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So then say that. Don't just say "it's stupid", give them the reason. WHY is it stupid?
In a real world thread I certainly would give the reason why.
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Perfectly valid to not have any "retirement" plan other than scuttling out in the blue ocean. . .
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Perfectly valid to not have any "retirement" plan other than scuttling out in the blue ocean. . .
Long way from scuttling..



I hope..
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Long way from scuttling..

I hope..
I used to say, "When I die, take what you need and burn the rest", implying organ donation and cremation.

Now I think I'll sail off into the sunset. Naked and drunk.
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Perfectly valid to not have any "retirement" plan other than scuttling out in the blue ocean. . .


Tell me that in 30 years.
Ask Boatie, and others how useful that Pension check is. I can tell you mine pretty much funds my cruising. Without it, likely I’d still be working.
Oh, the horror
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The “system” usually requires you to work at some time in your life, for some interval. Either when your young or when your old, and it’s a lot easier when your young, and best in my opinion to get it over with.

Of course you can try to be a bum and love off of the government dole and or just make ends meet.
It appears to not be an easy life though
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...or just make ends meet. It appears to not be an easy life though
This is my plan . So far, so good.

As to how easy it is, well, I think that depends on who you are, and what you need (or think you need).
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Tell me that in 30 years.
Ask Boatie, and others how useful that Pension check is. I can tell you mine pretty much funds my cruising. Without it, likely I’d still be working.
Oh, the horror
I had no plan.. but many who did have a plan ended up the same as me.. living on a basic state pension because their Pension Funds had be blown with no redress..
Tomorrows just a fantasy.. Live for today..
Checking out a Virago535 tomorrow.. feel a Peter Fonda coming on..
Worried I may be to tall for it... the 750 fitted okay tho' so fingers crossed.

One reason I still work.. Impulse Shopping.. Ladies your right.. It is better than Sex..
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Hey all, while I love this forum and most of the cruising Facebook Pages, I searched for a group dedicated to the unique discussions, questions, and problems the younger cruisers face. I had to create such a group and hope you'll join me. Younger crowd helping each other and a group not filled with questions that should have been googled.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/813683812326274/
I'm thinking the best time to go cruising is when you are young.

I got to see lots of older cruisers (retirement age ) when I lived on the Gulf Coast for 12 years.

I was racing beach cats then.

Many of the cruisers I saw were simply motoring the ICW and staying at marinas which is something I never really considered to be what real cruisers would ever do, but it seems to be the norm now for the old folks

That and having tons of backup equipment
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For you oldies who are not on Facey I did a quick stalk and Tim and Co do not seem that young I think he is 36! Considering alot of us started being boat bums in our early 20s I think starting a Facey group for young sailors is when you are old yourself is taking the mick.

Snow Petrel and myself both owned sailboats by the time we were 19 and if we had started a facey group it would have had questions like how to grow a sailors beard and not bum fluff, how to drink rum like a sailor and not be a two nip screamer, the best way to attract a wench onboard. I think Tim is just going through an early midlife crisis.
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What many "young people" forget, is us "oldies" were young once, (been there, done that), The youngsters have never been old,(So they have never been there or done that!!!)
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