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Olddan1943 08-02-2018 19:27

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Originally Posted by boatman61 (Post 2572802)
Ahh.. just had a look at your spec's.. more an ICW boat than an island hopper.. though she has a capable range.

With a little bit of fuel planning, she will be able to explore the Caribbean.
And it can make the loop without a problem.
Yea, if I am going to Europe the only way is shipping the boat over which creates a boat load of other problems.

Melissa36 08-02-2018 19:46

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Originally Posted by Three Sisters (Post 2571926)

It's vital intel about ships, the deep sea and the sharks waiting for prey. You report abuse and you unknowingly become their slave for life. No way out now. Before the internet, the only way that you could learn this was the hard way after it's too late.

This forum is just sailors, not the Committee of 300 who are all already caged and enslaved for life.

cyan 08-02-2018 20:05

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Originally Posted by Melissa36 (Post 2572859)
It's vital intel about ships, the deep sea and the sharks waiting for prey. You report abuse and you unknowingly become their slave for life. No way out now. Before the internet, the only way that you could learn this was the hard way after it's too late.

This forum is just sailors, not the Committee of 300 who are all already caged and enslaved for life.

Well, of course. Slaves and sharks and stuff. Of course.
-BUT-
Is a half-finished 50' catamaran project a proper chick-magnet by itself, or does it take a fully finished catamaran to lure a female sailing mate for a single man??
After 2 years, this thread has yet to solve the original riddle.

Melissa36 08-02-2018 21:20

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Originally Posted by cyan (Post 2572869)
Well, of course. Slaves and sharks and stuff. Of course.
-BUT-
Is a half-finished 50' catamaran project a proper chick-magnet by itself, or does it take a fully finished catamaran to lure a female sailing mate for a single man??
After 2 years, this thread has yet to solve the original riddle.

The half-finished 50' catamaran project would be more attractive to the Builder personality type woman and the fully finished catamaran would be more attractive to the Explorer personality type woman, but hopefully, the woman would be attracted to the man over the boat. :D

Olddan1943 08-02-2018 21:23

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Originally Posted by Melissa36 (Post 2572887)
The half-finished 50' catamaran project would be more attractive to the Builder personalty type woman and the fully finished catamaran would be more attractive to the Explorer personalty type woman, but hopefully, the woman would be attracted to the man over the boat. :D

I can only hope.

cyan 08-02-2018 21:29

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Originally Posted by Melissa36 (Post 2572887)
The half-finished 50' catamaran project would be more attractive to the Builder personalty type woman and the fully finished catamaran would be more attractive to the Explorer personalty type woman, but hopefully, the woman would be attracted to the man over the boat. :D

Bang.
There's the answer.
Solved.
Finally.

Now, then. Where is the thread entitled:
"Single Women Living Aboard and Cruising... an honest look"?
Inquiring minds want to know.
'Seems like there could be a lot of good questions there, no?

Melissa36 08-02-2018 23:05

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Originally Posted by cyan (Post 2572890)
Seems like there could be a lot of good questions there, no?

Do you have any questions in particular in mind? :D

BandB 09-02-2018 04:52

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Originally Posted by goat (Post 2572216)

+/- 5 years seems to be most workable for me anyway.

goat

Wifey B: :nonono::nonono::nonono: 8 years, 7 months, 24 days is perfect. I was 21 when I became his 30th birthday present. :biggrin:

Now, 17 1/2 happy years later.

Olddan1943 09-02-2018 04:58

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Originally Posted by BandB (Post 2573000)
Wifey B: :nonono::nonono::nonono: 8 years, 7 months, 24 days is perfect. I was 21 when I became his 30th birthday present. :biggrin:

Now, 17 1/2 happy years later.

My birthday is coming up in May..... HINT HINT

Applications and pencils are available on the table at the back of the room.
Good thing I only have two application printed up. (In case she smudges the first application) The applications are more than 10 years old.

cyan 09-02-2018 09:59

Re: Single Men Living Aboard and Cruising... an honest look.
 
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Originally Posted by BandB (Post 2573000)
Wifey B: :nonono::nonono::nonono: 8 years, 7 months, 24 days is perfect. I was 21 when I became his 30th birthday present. :biggrin:

Now, 17 1/2 happy years later.

That is right on the edge of the "half-plus-seven" rule of age difference.
Well done Mr. B.

Olddan1943 09-02-2018 12:37

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Originally Posted by cyan (Post 2573173)
That is right on the edge of the "half-plus-seven" rule of age difference.
Well done Mr. B.

SIGH, I never did well on a math test. My only excuse is, her beauty distracted me destroyed my though processes.

Olddan1943 26-06-2018 16:59

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IMO, a woman's true beauty comes from her sweet gentle heart.
I have dated some beautiful women who had a black heart. No thank you.

lorrie 28-06-2018 07:27

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I see mostly comments from Men. Thought it would be nice to change it up. I am a young lady of 54 years and in my experience the question is not simply how nice of a boat you have. I find the nicer the boat is balanced by less nice owner. The questions are as follows: Is your boat prepared for the journey or will I be sitting in the ship yard? What is the safety and navigation equipment on board? Why have you been sailing single? Are you nice and ready to share a life of cruising? Of course the answer to that question is Yes! Sometimes the answers are not all honest on both parts. Best to sail local and get to know each other. The time to find out about someone is not when you are on the rocks.

TigerPaws 06-07-2018 08:24

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Hello everyone,


I have not been on the forun in a number of years but as I am docked taking on supplies and waiting to see that Hurricane Beryl is going to do I thought I would chime in on this subject.


As a single gentleman of 64 who has been living and crusing aboard for the past 12 years, from my personal experience the Ladies come and the Ladies go. Typically they stay anywhere between 4 and 8 months before they realize that this is my lifestyle and that I am not going to change for them. I am not going to sell my boat and marry them, I am not going to settle down to the little cottage with the white picket fence.



When a Lady comes to understand that I will not change for her she leaves and for 4 to 5 months I am alone again, which is just fine with me, then another Lady comes along and the process strats all over again. The average age of the women is 38 to 45, all are divorced with grown children, some are well off and others are looking for a sugardaddy to sink their claws into.



None have expressed a desire to stay aboard and live the simple life. While I have traveled the world I have settled on spending my time here in the Caribbean traveling up and down the the islands, staying until I feel the itch to move on.



To the original gentleman who was looking for a yound hottie, while they are out there my experience is that they are fickle and looking for someone to sink their claws into then divorce them and try to get as much of his wealth as possible.


Sir, sell the klunker and by something ready to go, then go and never look back.

john61ct 06-07-2018 09:07

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The claws bit is over the top IMO.

There is nothing wrong with an attractive lady seeking to trade her pleasant company and time in exchange for financial security.

As long as there is no coercion or deception involved from either party, cards are laid on the table and a deal struck considered fair by all concerned.

May be short-term, may be UDDUP, it is up to each of us to be honest and fair.

I know plenty of older guys who rely on dangling their golden carrot to trick poorer women into sticking around, without ever making their "no strings attached, no eventual jackpot" conditions explicit.

Sometimes cheating the girls out of their best years and leaving them on their own once they realize they've been scammed. Sometimes even with a baby and little means to support it, dad deadbeats off over the horizon.

Not saying that's you, but the "claws" of the males of the species can be just as sharp.


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