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monte 06-09-2015 12:39

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Haha cmon Wendi, wouldn't you love to be date #3 next week!

MarinerJo 06-09-2015 12:43

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Originally Posted by Wendi (Post 1908697)
Ummm, eeeerrrr.... not really sure he is my type. But thanks for playin ;) :banghead:


He has a box van, what's not to like? :whistling:

Wendi 06-09-2015 12:47

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Originally Posted by monte (Post 1908704)
Haha cmon Wendi, wouldn't you love to be date #3 next week!

I might just need to get in line now. Going to put on my makeup and curl my hair... heading out the door!

2hullvenus 06-09-2015 12:47

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Quote:

Originally Posted by monte (Post 1908704)
Haha cmon Wendi, wouldn't you love to be date #3 next week!

Yup, that match making isn't happening.

Just look at the way she blatantly flies a hull in her avatar! ;)

Too crazy for me! :)

2hullvenus 06-09-2015 12:52

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MarinerJo (Post 1908707)
He has a box van, what's not to like? :whistling:

Correction:

He only wishes he had a box van.

Currently vanless. :frown:

alctel 06-09-2015 13:08

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I bought and moved onto a boat to reduce my dependence on another person and help keep me single. All the work and refit and upgrades and learning to sail fills a void in my life that otherwise I'd try to fill with a partner.

Heartbreak sucks but the worst a boat will do is drown you!

tinkrman69 06-09-2015 13:10

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 2hullvenus (Post 1908713)
Yup, that match making isn't happening.

Just look at the way she blatantly flies a hull in her avatar! ;)

Too crazy for me! :)

Just chicken or jealous? Or does a woman captan intimidate you?:popcorn::smile:

Exile 06-09-2015 13:19

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Originally Posted by alctel (Post 1908727)
I bought and moved onto a boat to reduce my dependence on another person and help keep me single. All the work and refit and upgrades and learning to sail fills a void in my life that otherwise I'd try to fill with a partner.

Heartbreak sucks but the worst a boat will do is drown you!

Not THAT was a great post, and hits all too close to home. :thumb:

tinkrman69 06-09-2015 13:22

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Quote:

Originally Posted by alctel (Post 1908727)
I bought and moved onto a boat to reduce my dependence on another person and help keep me single. All the work and refit and upgrades and learning to sail fills a void in my life that otherwise I'd try to fill with a partner.

Heartbreak sucks but the worst a boat will do is drown you!

loss in love doesn't = Heartbreak but resentment of loss does. in which case there wasn't any love in the first place. Just possession.

Exile 06-09-2015 13:23

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Originally Posted by tinkrman69 (Post 1908729)
Just chicken or jealous? Or does a woman captan intimidate you?:popcorn::smile:

Good points! So what gives with all this talk about women who are looking for a guy to "take care" of them, i.e. financially? How about a partner who expects NOTHING, but appreciates EVERYTHING??

onestepcsy37 06-09-2015 13:25

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I'm beginning to think 2hullsvenus is yanking our chain. His storyline doesnt make a lot of sense. And besides, what guy would have "venus" in his name? Maybe its really a girl trying to get a line on how guys react to another guy who appears to have "everything" and likes to flaunt it. Maybe those "two hulls" are really the two cardboard boxes he lives in under the I75 overpass.

Just sayin'...

tinkrman69 06-09-2015 13:26

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sounds like love and partnership to me

2hullvenus 06-09-2015 13:34

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Originally Posted by onestepcsy37 (Post 1908748)
I'm beginning to think 2hullsvenus is yanking our chain. His storyline doesnt make a lot of sense. And besides, what guy would have "venus" in his name? Maybe its really a girl trying to get a line on how guys react to another guy who appears to have "everything" and likes to flaunt it. Maybe those "two hulls" are really the two cardboard boxes he lives in under the I75 overpass.

Just sayin'...

You're probably right.

Care to drive over and see the cardboard boxes? Very, very close to Daytona.

I'm a chick with a pair of cardboard boxes. I epoxied them to make them waterproof. I'm currently anchored under the I-95 bridge, using the old torch from my meth lab as an anchor.

Come on by. I'll cook you up a fresh batch of meth!

Back to reality a moment, I'm flip flopping. Thinking maybe it will take the same 3 months and $$$ the van would take to get the boat more liveable and charterable as a power boat.

Damn.

Still want to be more mobile than a boat allows, but there is some logic to continuing.

Dating still severely limited by boats and no car too.

Emotions suck. Maybe I am a girl. ;)

onestepcsy37 06-09-2015 13:46

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What yard do have your "under construction" catamaran in?

CLady 06-09-2015 13:52

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PortClydeMe captured it--take his advice.
:thumb:

Skuzzlebutt 06-09-2015 13:58

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Or, he's gay and trying to cover for it with all this 'nubile chick' talk ...?

Whatever, it's been a fun thread.:popcorn::popcorn:

Steadman Uhlich 06-09-2015 14:00

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Here are three suggestions meant to help you:

After all this talk, where are the photos of the boat? :)

1. Show us the boat, including the interior. :)

2. Since you already have the attention of some female sailors in this thread, post a photo or photos of the owner too, it might help you meet the female sailor of your dreams.

3. There is a Singles Sailors social group here on CF.

RTB 06-09-2015 14:17

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Quote:

Originally Posted by onestepcsy37 (Post 1908748)
His storyline doesnt make a lot of sense. And besides, what guy would have "venus" in his name?

Could be the boat name? Pretty sure the OP is being straight with us. Also, pretty sure I've read thousands of his posts, under several different usernames. If I'm right, he knows a hell of a lot about boats, and Sprinters (but still learning about life). I wish him the best.

Ralph

Volkeno 06-09-2015 14:23

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I would list the boat for sale right away. From what I have read you are tired of that project.
I have been looking at small RV's lately and the only ones I could live with are smaller ones that get 16-18mpg. The problem with the Sprinter based RV's is that many Mercedes dealers won't work on them. The new RV's based on the Ram Promaster/Fiat Ducato van appeal to me much more since any Ram dealer will work on them.
I would buy a production RV and have them put in a larger toilet and call it good.
I sold my sailboat in 2009 and did some travelling via airplane and hotel or rental apartments. I met women in Europe and the Middle East that were familiar with the areas and were happy to be tour guides and translators for me.
I tried motorcycle touring this summer and the tent and air mattress and rain gear took up most of the space, so I'm figuring that clothes could be purchased along the way and thrown away, or the tent would need to stay home to make room for clothes. Putting a woman on the bike would result in less space, so she would probably need to ride her own bike, or we would have to travel by car or RV.

My thinking at this point is that I bought a smaller boat for local cruising in the PNW. I have the large touring bike and a smaller motorcyle that I might be able to attach to a small RV van for inland touring.

Look at the price of shipping a van across oceans and consider that you can rent small caravans in Europe and probably other places and save a lot of money and hassle.
Hassle with shipping your van would be the major factor, because it would have to be delivered to a port, then it might sit for a month or more before it winds up at a port at the destination where you could pick it up.
When I was in Ukraine I noted that they have small RV's for rent as well as all over Europe. There are campgrounds all over. I saw several in Montenegro and Croatia.
I saw small cruising boats all over Germany and France in all the rivers and canals which is what led me to buy an old Albin 25.

I went to Burning Man a few years ago and was able to get a ticket for this year, but I sold it when I bought the new boat. It's definitely fun, but so many people want tickets now that it sells out in a few hours. I was in a tent, but would like it better if I had some relief from the heat during the day. Any vehicle you take will be very very dusty and the alkaline dust is really hard to get rid of. Vinegar works.
I went to Sturgis this year in a tent and most people were in RV's and towed the motorcycles. I think it defeats the point of riding a bike to tow it, but concede that they were more comfortable, especially with the rain and hail storms.
Building an RV sounds like a fun idea. It sounds like a lot of work. I have thought about it as well, but if you are tired of working on the boat, you probably won't like building an RV at some point as well.

hoppy 06-09-2015 14:40

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If the OP gets a box van he'll need to park it somewhere with facilities at times.

Will the line "would you like to come back to my trailer park" be a turn on for single girls?

Skip JayR 06-09-2015 14:44

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@ 2hullvenus and all the others....

If you are a boater, you are a boater, thats the point... maybe you did some things in the past wrong, e.g. "boat is too big and your finances are too small".

Strong, self confident women out there are well educated, they even can educate kidds alone after divorcing or in patchwork families...

The female psyche is something men in modern world dont get teached, neither in school nor at university. So its up to them to learn differently, e.g. reading beviour sciences, study about psychology etc. ...

If a skipper comes along with a boat which - per se - brings lots of troubles with, why should a woman fall in love with such a "messie chaos type" ??? :-)

Doest make sense, isnt ?

A skipper should know what is going, on his boat... and it should float... not standing on land, being a MV (motor vessel) instead a SV (sailing vessel).

If one manages everything fine, all is well organized, symbolically spoken "the frigerator is filled" (which is a very important signal for women that a man can handle his life not starving of hunger or ending in poorness), then he can attract the right women.

Another aspect... its an illusion to find the right woman via Internet... all virtuality... and for nothing good. Still for falling in love is "real life" the relevant key factor.

A human body is built over thousands of years, the genes fix our behaviour unconciously. E.g. smelling, hormons etc. ... all that comes into count.

If I would like to find a woman who is addicted to sailing, I'd go into the marinas, sailing clubs, look at the regattas where a cool woman brings her trophies home. There are enough women out there who love sailing. And who know how to sail.

One good example of an excellent female sailor is Carol Hasse. Ever heard of ? She is member of the wooden boat foundation, has a 100 ton Captains licence and owns an own boat, a Folke boat. It is in perfect conditions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIPf5mDxMcw

Watch her and you will see: she is sweet, she is smart, she is professional, she is entertaining and she has good princips... an excellent boat owner.

If a man want attract a woman, he at least should present such kind of picture Carol Hasse is giving. She is even a good musician and entertaining. (Rec.: The music in the background is played by herself finger picking on the guitar (which you can recognize in the last sequence of this vid).)

Such women are out there... I could address more, e.g. Claudia from Italy; she flew in 2014 to Australia for a complete refit of the legendary Trimaran Spirit... its a racing boat (Formula 40 Trimaran). And the refit was a really dirty, ugly and hard work...
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-l...-249328644.jpg
The boat came back into the water in July... she even can repair diesel engines, drive cranes etc. ... if the boat owner like Jason gives a woman like Claudia the feeling, that everything is in balance and giving a positive perspective, it can work. Women can work hard and become dirty... but not too long (at least in Western world), as life is too short.

The result we can see here... the day of relaunch in July 2015...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=shH-aK...ature=youtu.be

Women dont like touble shooters, same as most men dont like bitchy slutty girls. On a sailing boat it does not work. All has to be down-to-earth.

Sometimes it is better to offer something on a smaller scale... not too big, not too expensive, but cosy... and its affordable.

Here Amy looking with her hubby how to start a new life with a used boat and how to finance it. This man can be very happy to have her, but he is not a crazy mad guy she wouldnt like it by sure.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxfASHU9Kho

charliehows 06-09-2015 15:01

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wow - where to start...in order of importance you need to a; learn a lot more about what women want, b; grow up, c; get rid of the idea that stupid toys (boats,rvs etc) make any difference to who or what you are, d; grow up, e; strap in, you're going to have a fun ride if you live much longer.

SniperSailor 06-09-2015 15:20

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Quote:

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

True. Buy a Mercedes Sprinter Van 3500. :smitten: Diesel, good mileage, lasts forever, and you can always say, " I drive a Mercedes" which has some sale value.

Ironman162 06-09-2015 15:53

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What an interesting topic! It speaks to me and Im sure most men.
Im a single cruiser too and love the luxuries of life.
I too discovered the 1% rule mentioned above
ie1% of women love boats.. the other 99% view them as something to sip cocktails on in a calm sea anchored by a white beach fringed with palm trees.. then after sunset go home to the big bathroom and air conditioning.

But you know, I accept that. They come to visit, they go home when they are ready and life goes on.

It works for me as Im a loner and loving it! I do as I please and dont answer to anyone. Selfish? Maybe but thats how it is and they dont have to stay if they dont like it.

Each to his own, but I can't see myself giving up my boat for any other lifestyle.

Saltyrope 06-09-2015 15:54

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Quote:

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.

Most astute !

alansmith 06-09-2015 15:55

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2hulls, you'll get a kick out of this. Dropped my wife at SFO so she can visit her parents in Beijing. While I was driving home I was thinking about this thread. On the radio comes the old Jackson Browne song with the lyrics..."don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy."


When you find the love of a good woman, sir, it will change you in ways you can not even understand yet. If you get lucky enough to experience that...nothing else matters.

PortClydeMe 06-09-2015 16:23

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Originally Posted by alansmith (Post 1908831)
2hulls, you'll get a kick out of this. Dropped my wife at SFO so she can visit her parents in Beijing. While I was driving home I was thinking about this thread. On the radio comes the old Jackson Browne song with the lyrics..."don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy."


When you find the love of a good woman, sir, it will change you in ways you can not even understand yet. If you get lucky enough to experience that...nothing else matters.

Don't know about 2hulls, but sitting here in Kyoto with my Japanese wife I got a kick out of that. :smile:

Which subsequently brought Harry Nilsson's classic hit to my mind. Of course, I'm substituting the word "live" with "sail", but I digress: :smile:

"I can't sail..., if sailing is without you. I can't sail, I can't sail any more."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvxT7rRA2fI

Saltyrope 06-09-2015 16:46

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Originally Posted by sailorchic34 (Post 1908586)
Dump the 50 foot albtross of a boat. You don't have enough funds, time or health to finish it, let alone sail it. Plus it sounds like your not really a sailor anyway. If you enjoyed sailing and harbor hopping, then I recommend buying a smaller boat, say a nice 36 foot anything. Ton's O women sailing with guys on 36-40 boats.

Don't see the panel truck working real well for you. Sure one night stands, but for a month or a year, your going to need something that shows a tad better.

Don't mess with the panel truck. Get a small used and clean class C RV for $20k and take it on the road. You'll be Waaaay head in the game with that, rather then a panel truck. You can get the first date with a panel truck, but not the third. No way, no how.

Heck, Buy a harley and take it on the road. Most women will think your a doctor or lawyer then.

The best way of find your partner in life is do what you love, and they will find you.

Alas most women who love boating are over 45-50. Very few 25-35 year old women what anything to do with boating or RV's. They have to get that whole married with children thingy out of their systems first.


45 to 50, what a great age to go off adventuring!

Saltyrope 06-09-2015 16:55

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Originally Posted by 2hullvenus (Post 1908614)
90% sure there is going to be one HELL of a boat going up for sale soon with "make reasonable offers" type pricing.

It's navigable as a power boat, has a galley and crew berth. Needs the interior done.

If I could have found one of these for sale, I probably wouldn't be where I am right now, giving up. I'm too sick of the work.

I want to travel and then do some little homesteading/farming stuff as i get older. I want comfort.

I think I am done, but will sleep on it.

Where is your boat listed for sale. Or where is it to look at?

CREX 06-09-2015 16:58

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Your welcome brother.

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haiqu 06-09-2015 17:00

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You're 40ish, make $200k and have one year to go before you complete a new 50' cat?

Crap, I have no advice for you. I'd just like to trade places.

But maybe this will help you gain some perspective:

HotCrazyMatrix

Rob (62, poor and living on a 35' ferro with a busted engine)

Pelagic 06-09-2015 17:23

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What comes to mind is:
At least you don't have. Mono! :)

Ironman162 06-09-2015 17:43

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What makes me think most boaties are romantic at heart?
Almost looks like the opposite of the 1% rule !
99% men love boats, all the systems are intruiging and we enjoy the challenge but there is 1% that prefer to be hen pegged, bow under "the Admiral's wishes" insist on home comforts and mainly armchair boating while watching 'times of our lives' on TV..
As I always say there is no right or wrong. .each to own...live and let live..
To me my way is best those that don't like it dont have to stay.

captlloyd 06-09-2015 17:45

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 2hullvenus (Post 1908566)
You're not getting it.

The box truck is to allow me (just me), to go where my potential matches are and date them. Not to take them away in.

As far as picking up any dates, if required at all, I'd do what I do now. Rent a car.

The mobile apartment has absolutely zero impact on anyone's opinion as we first meet because nobody sees it.

I've never met any womnan who wasn't impressed with my former mobile apartment and it was tiny/ugly. Spent many weeks with various girls in their mid 20's over the past few years taking it to mountains, on 1000 mile road trips, into Canada, etc. All had a great time and wanted to continue. I had the damn boat to do though instead.

I'm not accepting closed minded women. Only open minded women who are up for adventure.

Exploring your state, for example, is something I've never done and would enjoy.

I can always drive a mobile apartment to the seashore. Taking a catamaran that takes up a few highway lanes in width to Colorado? Not gonna happen.

Well, you have finally answered your own question. You want out of the boating world, that is apparent. You are looking for happiness elsewhere. The bad news is you are not going to find it. If you can tell me what it is that will make you happy I will tell you that you will never be happy. Either you are happy or you are not. You can never have enough love, money, hotties, motorhomes, wives, on and on. I would bet a lot of money that if you sold your boat and carried out your plan that you will still be unsatisfied down the road. I am pretty sure you want to get rid of your boat. As for you issue with your bachelorhood, I don't have a clue as to what you want and I think you don't either. A lot of these post are giving you some pretty good advice on that issue. :popcorn:

captlloyd 06-09-2015 17:53

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Originally Posted by AndrewPerry (Post 1908684)
Listen to yourselves boys. The original post was bad enough but you all then came in with the most childish boystuff I have ever had the misfortune to read. I have signed on to this forum as I am learning and thought I might get some interesting and worthwhile information from experts. I am sure you are all "old salts", christ I am sure in your heads you get off on all that and that is the problem. Every time I read these threads all I hear is subtle/unsubtle ways of telling each other what great sailors/lovers/people/GODS you all are. But this one took the biscuit. The original question? was perhaps the most nauseating of all. I am gorgeous but I think my boat is getting in the way of my GODLIKE MACHO (although I am perhaps the world's greatest sailor). What do you think? Answer: Each of us thinks that we know better/are better at loving/sailing/living than you.

This is a basic summary of the advice on this blog but today it got a little too blatant. I am cancelling my connection. SNIPE ON YOU SAILING GODS.

:peace:

Andrew, you don't have to read all the post or even comment on them. Every post on every forum is not always going to be interesting or relevant to anyone. Don't let the door hit you on your butt on the way out. :nonono:

sailcay 06-09-2015 18:40

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Sounds like to me you got it going on, plenty of young chicks and a boat. If it floats, flies, or... well you know, its cheaper to rent it than own it. You aren't running out of time and not running out of lady's just sail the coarse and enjoy one day at a time....... Remember, the 10/15 year younger ladies will always be 10/15 years younger!

jreiter190 06-09-2015 19:10

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Ironman162 (Post 1908829)
What an interesting topic! It speaks to me and Im sure most men.
Im a single cruiser too and love the luxuries of life.
I too discovered the 1% rule mentioned above
ie1% of women love boats.. the other 99% view them as something to sip cocktails on in a calm sea anchored by a white beach fringed with palm trees.. then after sunset go home to the big bathroom and air conditioning.

But you know, I accept that. They come to visit, they go home when they are ready and life goes on.

It works for me as Im a loner and loving it! I do as I please and dont answer to anyone. Selfish? Maybe but thats how it is and they dont have to stay if they dont like it.

Each to his own, but I can't see myself giving up my boat for any other lifestyle.

I must have had more than my share , I've had three such women in my life; my three wives. Some of us are just too screwed up and are better off with being on our own.. I remember the myths that it was bad luck to a: begin a voyage on a Friday b. Paint hull green c.have a woman aboard. What happens in life is what happens. I've known men such as the OP describes himself. Only difference was; they built huge boats by sheer willpower, nothing stopped them. They were genetically Lotharios.
But they never boasted much less described their prowess. They were what they were. OP, I don't know who you are, but you sure started a ruckus. And,no, I don't care to drive over and meet you. You sound exhausting to know.

PortClydeMe 06-09-2015 19:24

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Why suffer the expense of a Box Truck or Winnebego, let alone a cat rebuild?

A Bufalino ultimate adventure trike is what you really need. If the hot Snap Chat / Instagram babe suddenly becomes crabby, shell out a few extra bills for the side-car option. Not sure if they have an aquatic version yet.

IdoraKeeper 06-09-2015 19:46

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 2hullvenus (Post 1908411)
I'm divorced.

I have a 50' corecell/epoxy catamaran that needs a year worth of work inside and another dump truck full of money, including several staterooms and a rig done. (quote for rig? $48,000) It's currently in power boat mode.

I've been having a lot of good luck lately meeting great, incredibly attractive younger women. However, as a generality, they are not interested in living with me on half finished boats, nor traveling or leaving their jobs/family.

These women were met online at first, then in real life. They are scattered throughout the usa, many of them inland.

They all have local lives and aren't ready to travel, nevermind on a boat that is still a construction project.

I'm getting older now and though I can still attract very, very attractive women, it's not going to be that way much longer. I'm in a window of opportunity looks/money wise to attract great ones right now. BUT... I'm wasting a fortune on my boat and have basically nowhere to host anyone still due to it being unlivable for females (i can tough it out just fine)

So... I'm seriously considering selling this boat as a project boat, converting a box truck and roaming the country to date/meet people. Later, with someone or when I feel like it, I could put the vehicle on a roro ship and send it to various countries, fly there and explore.

I have been on boats for my whole adult life, living aboard, making a living from them, etc.

Boats feel confining to me right now in that I can't get anywhere quickly or travel to most of the world (just to the harbors) with them.

I am stuck on the East Coast of the USA. I want to go to the west coast, the Midwest, to Europe, Asia. By the time I get this boat done and ready for ocean crossings, I'll be much older. I could get an rv done in a few months. It's just one room/bathroom and systems. The catamaran is huge. So many rooms. I have also developed an epoxy allergy helping the pro builders that built the boat, so I can hardly do the odds and ends without discomfort. I had planned to finish the interior myself.

I'd love to hire someone to do the interior, but couldn't afford much more than $15/hr take home for them.

What's a single guy to do?

Keep sacrificing my life to this boat, or get out and go live?

Why are there so many single guys on boats too? That's kind of disturbing to think I may end up as one of them (no offense, but I'm very into being with women... like it more than boats).

What should I do?

What you have here is best described as "one hot mess". Sell or give the boat away, get a Ford F350 with a lift kit and a big stereo....take a long ride down to Texas, get a hat and some boots! Buy some guns (girls love to shoot). Get a regular job...you'll get snapped up and signed up before you can say "thank you maam". Problem solved.

To all you regulars of CF, I'm pretty sure this post is a troll by either Weavis or Salty Monkey...It could be Boatman...he's been at the dock too long.:trash::peace::popcorn:

Redreuben 06-09-2015 19:57

Re: Single Men Living Aboard and Cruising... an honest look.
 
Great thread, love it !

Sell the boat dude.


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