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Sailor Jer 27-02-2016 08:57

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Originally Posted by StuM (Post 2049832)
Scotsmen are Brits. Replace Brit with English the next time you tell that one. :)

Real Americans call'em "Limey/Limeys"...we earned that arrogance in the war of independence. Reaffirmed it in the war of 1812 and the Limeys have been needing our help/subordinate since..

Sad how a lot of USA women dote over princess Kate IMO, Colonists/George Washington are spinning in their graves I'm sure...

Sailor Jer 27-02-2016 09:24

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Originally Posted by Curious Sailor (Post 1971576)
This was a very entertaining thread to read! The original poster is obviously very lost as to his go forward plan and obviously relying on one of us to draw the map. What I gathered from his writing is this: He has a junked out sailboat that he is attempting to utilize as a baited trap for the females of our human species. Since he is not really sure how to go about fixing it he is looking for cheap laborers to do it for him. Like minions I guess? Meanwhile, as his minions are hard at work he intends to get a box truck?! Lol lol. He said box truck right? No doubt to collect all of the women he intends to take out to the middle of the ocean. Not just any women , but young nubiles.... He said he was divorced right? One can only wonder why? Lol

There's a married version of this guy (OP) at city marina mooring field marathon florida LOL.

They have what looks like a Cross 50something, mast down with a huge white tarp over the top (I guess the topside leaks?) has any and everything on the deck...including a oversized grill you pull behind a truck, not load into a truck box. Busted up patio furniture etc..

Their dink is 14ft Livingston setup for bully netting lobster (has a tall console on the very front you stand up to operate) but it has a Bimini over the working area which would blocks you from bully netting???

They even have a 14foot van cab box truck spray painted sad sea foam green. I think they're concession sellers doing the swap meets?

Total hoarders...makes Fred Sanford look like mr clean...

Marina people, best people watching ever...

boatman61 27-02-2016 09:31

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Originally Posted by Sailor Jer (Post 2057747)
Real Americans call'em "Limey/Limeys"...we earned that arrogance in the war of independence. Reaffirmed it in the war of 1812 and the Limeys have been needing our help/subordinate since..

Sad how a lot of USA women dote over princess Kate IMO, Colonists/George Washington are spinning in their graves I'm sure...

Ahahahahahaaaaa.. actually old chap we did not.. Europe did.. we'd held our own for 3yrs before you guys came along.. and if you had not.. well.. Hitler would have been beaten anyway.
As for Japan.. they'd been stopped at India.
After the Sikh regiments switched to the Japanese side which led to the fall off Singapore.. and how they were treated afterwards.. and Japanese treatment of their Burmese Communist Party allies.. their star had reached its peak.. the Indians realised their best hope was with the Brits.
The Chindit Expeditions proved the Japanese Myth of Invincibility to be false.
And.. seeing as your so tough and all powerful.. how is it your only 'Victorious War' since 1948 was Grenada when 10,000 armed marines landed to take on 28 unarmed police men..
GWB on an aircraft carrier is not acceptable as proof...:biggrin:

Blue Crab 27-02-2016 10:07

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Safer to say America is in the war business. And business is good.

Sailor Jer 27-02-2016 10:14

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Originally Posted by boatman61 (Post 2057786)
Ahahahahahaaaaa.. actually old chap we did not.. Europe did.. we'd held our own for 3yrs before you guys came along.. and if you had not.. well.. Hitler would have been beaten anyway.
As for Japan.. they'd been stopped at India.
After the Sikh regiments switched to the Japanese side which led to the fall off Singapore.. and how they were treated afterwards.. and Japanese treatment of their Burmese Communist Party allies.. their star had reached its peak.. the Indians realised their best hope was with the Brits.
The Chindit Expeditions proved the Japanese Myth of Invincibility to be false.
And.. seeing as your so tough and all powerful.. how is it your only 'Victorious War' since 1948 was Grenada when 10,000 armed marines landed to take on 28 unarmed police men..
GWB on an aircraft carrier is not acceptable as proof...:biggrin:

You're funny...

Keep making me laugh please..the movie heartbreak ridge isn't a legit depiction of operation urgent fury but something tells me I'm trying to be reasonable and rational with the unreasonable and irrational...

you seem to forget how Ronnie ended the Cold War without shooting a bullet

Since you have issues with POTUS using deadly force to defend/rescue American citizens I suppose you're sad about operation just cause when GHWB authorized the takedown and capture of Manuel Noriega? Again like urgent fury, wasn't marines but Army soldiers Airborne Rangers...paratroopers from 82 Airborne and us Lightfighters from planet Ord. Too funny him seeking refuge in a church and the Catholics telling him to surrender to the Americans.

And in the news tomorrow you'll be reminded how 25 years ago fighting ended of stormin Norman's leading the others and me in the worlds last big tank battle that lasted 3 days (operation desert storm ended Feb 28 1991) when the worlds 4th largest army got skunked by a US lead coalition...such sore losers were Saddam he torched the Kuwaiti oil fields in spite...this was when & where I started calling Limeys "Limeys" to their faces...

Keep up the memory issues & wordsmith act though, it's very entertaining...

Blue Crab 27-02-2016 10:27

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Originally Posted by Sailor Jer (Post 2057779)
There's a married version of this guy (OP) at city marina mooring field marathon florida LOL.

They have what looks like a Cross 50something, mast down with a huge white tarp over the top (I guess the topside leaks?) has any and everything on the deck...including a oversized grill you pull behind a truck, not load into a truck box. Busted up patio furniture etc..

Their dink is 14ft Livingston setup for bully netting lobster (has a tall console on the very front you stand up to operate) but it has a Bimini over the working area which would blocks you from bully netting???

They even have a 14foot van cab box truck spray painted sad sea foam green. I think they're concession sellers doing the swap meets?

Total hoarders...makes Fred Sanford look like mr clean...

Marina people, best people watching ever...

"Gypsies" is the less polite term.

https://www.travelphil.com/internet_e...s_peters_1.jpg

boatman61 27-02-2016 10:45

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Originally Posted by Sailor Jer (Post 2057825)
You're funny...

Keep making me laugh please..the movie heartbreak ridge isn't a legit depiction of operation urgent fury but something tells me I'm trying to be reasonable and rational with the unreasonable and irrational...

you seem to forget how Ronnie ended the Cold War without shooting a bullet

Since you have issues with POTUS using deadly force to defend/rescue American citizens I suppose you're sad about operation just cause when GHWB authorized the takedown and capture of Manuel Noriega? Again like urgent fury, wasn't marines but Army soldiers Airborne Rangers...paratroopers from 82 Airborne and us Lightfighters from planet Ord. Too funny him seeking refuge in a church and the Catholics telling him to surrender to the Americans.

And in the news tomorrow you'll be reminded how 25 years ago fighting ended of stormin Norman's leading the others and me in the worlds last big tank battle that lasted 3 days (operation desert storm ended Feb 28 1991) when the worlds 4th largest army got skunked by a US lead coalition...such sore losers were Saddam he torched the Kuwaiti oil fields in spite...this was when & where I started calling Limeys "Limeys" to their faces...

Keep up the memory issues & wordsmith act though, it's very entertaining...

LOL... call me what you want Bud.. been called worse and laughed.. and Limey is not at all bad..:thumb:
As for Gulf War 1... its all down to a matter of perspective and what went on behind the scene's to goad Saddam into his actions.. but then again it all depends on where one's info comes from.
But.. each to their own propaganda..:biggrin:

Sailor Jer 27-02-2016 11:37

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Originally Posted by boatman61 (Post 2057869)
LOL... call me what you want Bud.. been called worse and laughed.. and Limey is not at all bad..:thumb:
As for Gulf War 1... its all down to a matter of perspective and what went on behind the scene's to goad Saddam into his actions.. but then again it all depends on where one's info comes from.
But.. each to their own propaganda..:biggrin:

Tyrants/bullies thrive on power ole man...simple basic very natural truth...

We (USA) used the "enemy of my emery is my friend" logic boasting/building up Saddam (as did Saudi Arabia) thru the 80s to battle the Iranians for our spiteful ness of their 1979 revolution where they ran off our pal the The Shaw (go to the roundhouse chalet in sun valley-pics there of him skiing sun valley) and Iranians acts of terrorism against us. Carter was too passive on foreign policy much like Obama today and people in the world confused American kindness for weakness..until Ronnie was being sworn into office jan 1981. At that moment the Iranians released the hostages they had took/held for 444 days in our embassy in Tehran (which is now a museum for exploiting why Iranians should hate USA)

Backing Saddam worked great thru the 80s till both Saddam and a-hola komainee quite fighting in 88 (best R&D/field testing we could get for chemical weapons development and testing as Saddam used them on Iranians for himself/us)
King Fahd/Saudis were engaged in the timeless Shea/Sunni war much like how LDS/FLDS people fight to the death of who is the real religion of the faith.

So a little more than a year later in aug 1990 Saddam bored and needing some thunder/wanting more trophies invaded/annexed Kuwait saying they were slant drilling his oil when the world asked for an explanation. He thought USA wouldn't question this (kinda like Putin just did with Crimea)

Saddam explained to the world he felt righteous to annex Kuwait and that panicked King Fahd/the Saudis (our hookup for our oil addiction) and thus Operation Desert Shield began to protect King Fahd's Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

King Fahd had good reason to be scared Saddam was gonna roll thru Saudi Arabia next with his battle hardened/savage mentalities republican guard (they looted/raped Kuwait in just a few days, pretty sic their conduct) and take Saudi Arabia & it's oil next...little known fact is Usama Bin Laden volunteered to liberate Kuwait with his Freedom Fighters who kicked the Soviets outta Afghanistan but King Fahd felt it better to use primarily non Muslims to war against Muslims as the theology teaches...no speculation or areas to be subjective there just hard facts of history there.

Keep working that canoe paddle you call a stir stick, it's entertaining reading you...as well as schooling you on the errors of your belief system...

boatman61 27-02-2016 16:14

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Originally Posted by Sailor Jer (Post 2057916)
Tyrants/bullies thrive on power ole man...simple basic very natural truth...

We (USA) used the "enemy of my emery is my friend" logic boasting/building up Saddam (as did Saudi Arabia) thru the 80s to battle the Iranians for our spiteful ness of their 1979 revolution where they ran off our pal the The Shaw (go to the roundhouse chalet in sun valley-pics there of him skiing sun valley) and Iranians acts of terrorism against us. Carter was too passive on foreign policy much like Obama today and people in the world confused American kindness for weakness..until Ronnie was being sworn into office jan 1981. At that moment the Iranians released the hostages they had took/held for 444 days in our embassy in Tehran (which is now a museum for exploiting why Iranians should hate USA)

Backing Saddam worked great thru the 80s till both Saddam and a-hola komainee quite fighting in 88 (best R&D/field testing we could get for chemical weapons development and testing as Saddam used them on Iranians for himself/us)
King Fahd/Saudis were engaged in the timeless Shea/Sunni war much like how LDS/FLDS people fight to the death of who is the real religion of the faith.

So a little more than a year later in aug 1990 Saddam bored and needing some thunder/wanting more trophies invaded/annexed Kuwait saying they were slant drilling his oil when the world asked for an explanation. He thought USA wouldn't question this (kinda like Putin just did with Crimea)

Saddam explained to the world he felt righteous to annex Kuwait and that panicked King Fahd/the Saudis (our hookup for our oil addiction) and thus Operation Desert Shield began to protect King Fahd's Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

King Fahd had good reason to be scared Saddam was gonna roll thru Saudi Arabia next with his battle hardened/savage mentalities republican guard (they looted/raped Kuwait in just a few days, pretty sic their conduct) and take Saudi Arabia & it's oil next...little known fact is Usama Bin Laden volunteered to liberate Kuwait with his Freedom Fighters who kicked the Soviets outta Afghanistan but King Fahd felt it better to use primarily non Muslims to war against Muslims as the theology teaches...no speculation or areas to be subjective there just hard facts of history there.

Keep working that canoe paddle you call a stir stick, it's entertaining reading you...as well as schooling you on the errors of your belief system...

So... Osama bin Laden freed the Afghans from the Russian yoke huh.. nothing to do with Ahmed Shah Masood the 'Lion of Panjshir'..
Wow.. I'm learning so much here.. a complete new history of the Afghan war against the Russian hordes..:biggrin:
If him and his Saudi's and couple off hundred mixed follower's had not been there Afghanistan would have folded.. you mean just like they folded to the Americans.. face it.. the tribesmen kicked your ass.. you could just about hold the cities but the countryside was a whole different ball game just like for the Russians.. set up a puppet government and cling on for dear life.
The USA abandoned the Mujahadeen after the Russians left and Masood was eventually killed while his 'Allies' America negociated with the Taliban fundamentalists with a view to them forming the new government..
Just think... if you guys had not shat on Masood 9/11 would not have happened and the last 10yr war in Afghanistan would not have been needed...
To quote Masood... "We consider this our duty -- to defend humanity against the scourge of intolerance, violence, and fanaticism." --
You guys made your own bed of nails there..
As for Iraq... Kuwait was egged on to hike the pipeline charges for Iraq's oil as Iraq had no deep water ports and relied on Kuwait for shipping..
When he got the new outrageous deal Saddam tried to get Kuwait to sell one of the island to build a terminal and run a pipe line for his oil for.. Kuwait bravely told him to 'Piss Off' :rolleyes:
Wonder where a country of less than 3/4 of a million natives found the balls to do that against a country with an army larger than its population.. :biggrin:
As for 'Ronnie'.. that's the crap actor who made his name in westerns and WW2 propaganda movies.. he's also the ******* who told Thatcher to hand over the Falklands.. She gave him the finger and showed the world how to win a campaign 12000 miles from home on our own..
Meanwhile our wonderful French friends supplied the Argies with Exocets.
HoooooRah...:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

daletournier 27-02-2016 16:50

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Originally Posted by Muckle Flugga (Post 1986854)
Hi all, Came to post a question on a different subject, saw this thread and had to jump in! For starters, I "resemble" the remark above! I recently received my medicare greetings in the mail so I've got a few years on the author of this thread. I've been living aboard as a single for 15+ years. I was married when I got my first boat (a 30 Newport), she got the boat in the divorce (whole 'nuther story) I bought a 25 footer, all I could afford and have been happy and snug as a bug ever since... got over the woman real quick, but couldn't get over loosing the boat. That said, I've noticed (since I've been in the heartland and on both coasts) that meeting a cruising soul mate is much easier when you're hanging out where cruising boats and cruising people are. I wasted a lot of time meeting women on cruising sites or ashore until it dawned on me that it made no sense to start relationships with women who did not share the same passion for my chosen life style. Those relationships did not all end badly, but, they all ended. I have since been content to live my dream and am doing so without expectation. If I find my first mate along the way, then I'm all the better for it. If I never find someone to share my vessel, I am content that I can get up when I want, stay out as late as I want, come home when I want, go where I want when I want without having to confer with, ask permission from or grovel about. This life style is too fulfilling for minor idiosyncrasies. It's not for everyone, but for some people like me. it can be and is the be all to end all. And if there is to be a "shemale" in your life, it can only work if she embraces the same view. If in fact it's your own view.

And that's the news from Lake Woebegone ...

Great post! Hear hear! :smile::biggrin::wink::thumb:[/QUOTE]

Mf..... you have so nailed it, my thoughts exactly but not quite doing the same at the moment.

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Blue Crab 27-02-2016 17:01

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And if there is to be a "shemale" in your life,

don't tell us about it.

goat 27-02-2016 17:01

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Originally Posted by Sailor Jer (Post 2057916)
Tyrants/bullies thrive on power ole man...simple basic very natural truth...

Yes they do. Oddly enough the tyrants/bullies see themselves as saviours. Attacking countries for their own interests, then attacking in retaliation when that nation strikes back. It's an age old story, just the actors change every couple of centuries.

Unfortunately it's the young and poor of the nations that have to die defending what they have been brainwashed into believing.

There are more similarities than differences between people of different cultures, but that doesn't help the old men in charge to convince kids to martyr themselves for line drawn on a map or for the interpretation of a book written about an invisible man in the sky.

goat

avb3 27-02-2016 17:17

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Let's get back on topic, or this thread gets closed. Thanks :)

goat 27-02-2016 17:34

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Apologies to all offended.

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boatman61 27-02-2016 17:55

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So OP.. now you know what us single guys living aboard do.. We bitch about everything..:biggrin:

Sailor Jer 28-02-2016 08:16

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Originally Posted by boatman61 (Post 2058209)
So OP.. now you know what us single guys living aboard do.. We bitch about everything..:biggrin:

Amen-bravo...

Wonder where the OP went anyways??? I wanna hear more about how he scores all the babes online...defenatly wanna see pics of this trimaran of his as he's gonna sell it IMO, he isn't in love with the vessel so selling it/parting with it and getting an R.V. For the road trips to all these land locked women he's flirting with online...

Lizzy Belle 28-02-2016 09:05

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Originally Posted by Sailor Jer (Post 2058572)
Wonder where the OP went anyways?

He left the topic about 25 pages ago ...

:deadhorsebeat:

lorrie 07-06-2016 12:20

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Originally Posted by Tetepare (Post 1910149)
You can find love on the internet- in today's busy world how else would you find someone?


There could be somebody down the street that you don't know- heck it happened to me, met one of my now-best friends on the internet by happenstance, much to the chagrin of our wives! I should qualify that- FRIEND- not lover, I'm talking about a buddy with the exact same interests as me, same age, two streets over. How we never crossed paths before is unbelievable, since we knew many of the same people- yet we didn't until a freak posting on an internet forum. We have a boat load more fun that I would have had with some young hottie looking for a sugar daddy.

Most men are looking for "sexy". Most women are looking for "employed".

How it finding a female partner worked for me: I watched all the new ads. Chicks in bikinis with a beer on the back of some go-fast boat were disqualified. Yes, they were hot, but they were going to be trouble. Eventually I found one that had lots of water in her photos, and a picture of her Kayak, and a decent (meaning, not sexy) photo on a catamaran. There was also a photo of her son, so no "surprise" later- not trying to hide anything. We took our time corresponding then dating. There, it worked out.

A woman is not going to be impressed with a non-functional, torn-apart project boat. Particularly if the male owner can't fix it or can't afford to.


Fun Topic
It does appear with age men are becoming a it wiser. Hopefully before they loose all tangible assets.

I bought a house with a mate because I felt that was the way to make a real partnership. Not to say that this doesn't work out, just didn't for me. I see the happiest couples out there do not need all the material things. What a sailing woman needs is a man that can fix a boat and has enough money to keep it afloat. What a sailing man needs is a woman that can get by with what is on board and doesn't sweat the small stuff. If she can make really good things come of the galley and run a sander, that is a good thing.
It is good to hear, there are dome real guys out there and yes sailing is Sexy.



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RTB 07-06-2016 14:06

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Originally Posted by Sailor Jer (Post 2058572)
Amen-bravo...

Wonder where the OP went anyways??? I wanna hear more about how he scores all the babes online...defenatly wanna see pics of this trimaran of his as he's gonna sell it IMO, he isn't in love with the vessel so selling it/parting with it and getting an R.V. For the road trips to all these land locked women he's flirting with online...

I hung around with him for a few months in South Beach. He's alive and well. We left together heading up the East Coast for awhile. He decided to put the boat on the hard, bought a camper and is land cruising for now. I'm not sharing pics of his catamaran, but it is quite an awesome sight. As he said, the inside is a work in progress, so a long way to go getting it to live aboard/cruising status for most women. It's a construction zone inside.

The OP is having fun for now, and I think it's still up in the air if he ever really completes this project. I hope he does, because he's put so much into this boat already. It would be a shame not to totally finish it out.

Ralph

Blue Crab 07-06-2016 14:12

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I want a woman who can cook and run a sander. Send pic of sander.:biggrin:

RTB 07-06-2016 14:13

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Originally Posted by lorrie (Post 2138765)
What a sailing woman needs is a man that can fix a boat and has enough money to keep it afloat. What a sailing man needs is a woman that can get by with what is on board and doesn't sweat the small stuff. If she can make really good things come of the galley and run a sander, that is a good thing.

Nice post lorrie! Too bad the OP hasn't found a woman that meets your description. Maybe someday. I'm pulling for him.

Ralph

Sandero 07-06-2016 14:14

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Originally Posted by RTB (Post 2138824)
I hung around with him for a few months in South Beach. He's alive and well. We left together heading up the East Coast for awhile. He decided to put the boat on the hard, bought a camper and is land cruising for now. I'm not sharing pics of his catamaran, but it is quite an awesome sight. As he said, the inside is a work in progress, so a long way to go getting it to live aboard/cruising status for most women. It's a construction zone inside.

The OP is having fun for now, and I think it's still up in the air if he ever really completes this project. I hope he does, because he's put so much into this boat already. It would be a shame not to totally finish it out.

Ralph

"Fun" is a "funny" thing... it's a pursuit of the shallow who haven't emotionally matured. That is not to say that adults should enjoy things in life... but the constant pursuit of "fun" is really for kids and adolescents, not adults.

siamese 07-06-2016 14:16

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Originally Posted by hamburking (Post 1908440)
Your issue with women is entirely separate from your issue with boats.
However, you seem to be messing up both issues equally well.

By creating barriers to you own success, you guarantee your failure. How about thinking of women as real people with their own dreams, careers, and goals. And how about owning a sailboat that actually sails if you want to go sailing.

You asked.

Well put.

model 10 07-06-2016 15:17

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Originally Posted by Sandero (Post 2138829)
"Fun" is a "funny" thing... it's a pursuit of the shallow who haven't emotionally matured. That is not to say that adults should enjoy things in life... but the constant pursuit of "fun" is really for kids and adolescents, not adults.

That's me. I'm 66 and still an adolescent. So's my wife. :smitten:

RTB 07-06-2016 17:04

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Originally Posted by Sandero (Post 2138829)
"Fun" is a "funny" thing... it's a pursuit of the shallow who haven't emotionally matured. That is not to say that adults should enjoy things in life... but the constant pursuit of "fun" is really for kids and adolescents, not adults.

What am I living for then? Why am I living aboard, and cruising? Exploring new places? My wife and I have been cruising full time for 4 years, searching for fun, excitement, and enjoyment with each other. No real need to find anything else in our lives. We've had our share of responsibilities, sorrows, and commitments in our lives. Time to have fun....I'm probably older than you, and don't understand where you are coming from with the "constant pursuit of "fun" is really for kids and adolescents, not adults". Maybe you can clear that up for me?

I need to point out that the OP was not the one to post that he was having fun. He does have a business to run, and I'm sure plenty of commitments. But he does seem to be in search of "fun" from what I can see in his texts. Why would he NOT want to have fun?

Ralph

daletournier 07-06-2016 17:31

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Originally Posted by lorrie (Post 2138765)
Fun Topic
It does appear with age men are becoming a it wiser. Hopefully before they loose all tangible assets.

I bought a house with a mate because I felt that was the way to make a real partnership. Not to say that this doesn't work out, just didn't for me. I see the happiest couples out there do not need all the material things. What a sailing woman needs is a man that can fix a boat and has enough money to keep it afloat. What a sailing man needs is a woman that can get by with what is on board and doesn't sweat the small stuff. If she can make really good things come of the galley and run a sander, that is a good thing.
It is good to hear, there are dome real guys out there and yes sailing is Sexy.



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I think most of us in our lives do what we should do instead of what we want to do, in fact most do what they should their entire lives. Trying to unwind the life style of "should" to live the life we want can be difficult, can take time and be expensive. I've purchased two houses with ladies because "I should" and I regret both purchases. I'm relatively young (47) and only in recent years are starting to understand there is no should, its just strong societal conditioning from birth.

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zeehag 07-06-2016 18:50

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if you have to pursue fun, you are doing it wrong. hell my career was fun, icu/er/pacu/cardiogy rn,,, hell had a BALL.... my hobbies were and are fun-- ha ha ha if you only knew... life is FUN, not a pile of **** tried to be tied with a broken string. gads....it all comes from within your own self. no where else.
toss the programming and LIVE!!!
dang no one sed you have to be like everyone else. be yourself.

what should you be living for??
your lives.
damn that is an easy one.
live for you.

Pelagic 08-06-2016 02:22

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LIVE! LAUGH! LOVE!
Now that's what I call fun..
Sandero...you seem constrained by your definitions....:D

Blue Crab 08-06-2016 05:46

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Originally Posted by Pelagic (Post 2139183)
LIVE! LAUGH! LOVE!
Now that's what I call fun..
Sandero...you seem constrained by your definitions....:D

Indeed. When you're following your bliss, life is enjoyable. But follow or not, you're dead at the end.

Tkeeth 08-06-2016 06:07

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Originally Posted by Tingum (Post 1908460)
Do you really think a woman would be attracted to a box truck!

Thats where i was going....i believe i could convince a woman my "yacht" is being upgraded before i could get a decent one to crawl in my creepy perv van.

Anyway, if you gotta ask.....

Sandero 08-06-2016 07:07

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Originally Posted by RTB (Post 2139006)
What am I living for then? Why am I living aboard, and cruising? Exploring new places? My wife and I have been cruising full time for 4 years, searching for fun, excitement, and enjoyment with each other. No real need to find anything else in our lives. We've had our share of responsibilities, sorrows, and commitments in our lives. Time to have fun....I'm probably older than you, and don't understand where you are coming from with the "constant pursuit of "fun" is really for kids and adolescents, not adults". Maybe you can clear that up for me?

I need to point out that the OP was not the one to post that he was having fun. He does have a business to run, and I'm sure plenty of commitments. But he does seem to be in search of "fun" from what I can see in his texts. Why would he NOT want to have fun?

Ralph


You're probably NOT older than me. Perhaps it's the word -fun- that sounds childish and maybe adolescent. Of course we want to enjoy life... find new things which we use the word... excite us and stimulate us. My conception of fun is what I see drinking and going for speed "sports" doing, for example. These sorts of thrills are fine. But more mature people have passed that stage and seek more nuanced sorts of "enjoyment". Chasing skirts may be "fun" but it's for the youngsters. When we see it in what supposed to be mature men it looks pretty tacky... or pathetic. The question is at what age does one transition from "fun" to more meaningful pursuits as a main cause for living?

MarkJ 08-06-2016 07:30

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Originally Posted by Sandero (Post 2139301)
Perhaps it's the word -fun- that sounds childish and maybe adolescent.


....Chasing skirts may be "fun" but it's for the youngsters. When we see it in what supposed to be mature men it looks pretty tacky... or pathetic.



Wanted: Younger woman to cruise with tacky, pathetic youngster. :thumb:


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Sandero 08-06-2016 09:21

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Originally Posted by MarkJ (Post 2139325)
Wanted: Younger woman to cruise with tacky, pathetic youngster. :thumb:


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Funds available for aesthetic upgrades (of boat).


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lorrie 08-06-2016 13:27

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I have a land cruiser also. Nothing wrong with that. I always need to park by the ocean.


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lorrie 08-06-2016 13:30

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lorrie 08-06-2016 13:36

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Mark
So disappointed, you are so far away.
Oh well, I don't think I meet the description of younger.

Although I am not sure what I want to be when I grow up?



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scgilligan 09-06-2016 07:00

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Originally Posted by lorrie (Post 2139646)
Mark
.. I don't think I meet the description of younger...

Youth comes from inside. I look around at people my own age and think "wow, they seem like adults"..then I realize they are like 2 years older than I, at most..I don't think I will ever feel like a "grown man"..my body feels older, but my mind never has. Lol.

lorrie 09-06-2016 17:38

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Many say I look younger than my actual age. I feel that it really is just a number. Anyone that judges a person by their age is shallow in my opinion.
Unless you are talking about a older individual thinking the maturity of a 20 yr old is equal to someone over 50. Now we are not dealing with reality. Life experiences is what forms maturity, it takes some years.


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scgilligan 10-06-2016 05:11

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Originally Posted by lorrie (Post 2140541)
Many say I look younger than my actual age. I feel that it really is just a number. Anyone that judges a person by their age is shallow in my opinion.
Unless you are talking about a older individual thinking the maturity of a 20 yr old is equal to someone over 50. Now we are not dealing with reality. Life experiences is what forms maturity, it takes some years.

I am aging backwards..I started out "beyond my years" raising 3 kids by the time I was 21..so, now that they are adults I am young again (or for the first time). Lol.
You are correct about judging someone from a number..I have dated women 10 years younger and 10 years older than I..never considered the age to be a determining factor on what type of person they are..that is in the attitude and spirit of the person.

lorrie 10-06-2016 06:11

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Originally Posted by scgilligan (Post 2140771)
I am aging backwards..I started out "beyond my years" raising 3 kids by the time I was 21..so, now that they are adults I am young again (or for the first time). Lol.

You are correct about judging someone from a number..I have dated women 10 years younger and 10 years older than I..never considered the age to be a determining factor on what type of person they are..that is in the attitude and spirit of the person.


Understand the children, 4 at 21. Two in diapers, one inherited by marriage and one adopted from sister. Now I have my time. I was young enough to play, work and still have energy. Glad I did it before I understood what I was getting into. You either have your adventure before or after. Some are adventuring with children. I never had that ability as learned to sail after children in college.

Life is meant to be lived.


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