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Cyrus Safdari 14-08-2018 14:21

Do you live the "Jimmy Buffet lifestyle"?
 
So just today I was accused by two different people of living the "Margaritaville lifestyle" and "Jimmy Buffet lifestyle" -- I was vaguely familiar with the song from another generation but I didn't realize there's an actual lifestyle and folks who subscribe to it. My lifestyle on a boat has consisted of a lot of sweat and effort, actually. As I gather, Jimmy grew up on/near sailing boats and the cruising life, so that has a lot to do with it. But how many people actually live that calm, laid-back lifestyle on a real, actual boat? Do you live the Jimmy Buffet lifestyle?

a64pilot 14-08-2018 14:30

Do you live the "Jimmy Buffet lifestyle"?
 
Most that say they do usually call themselves Parrot Heads.
Now this is my observation only, but being a Parrot Head is an excuse for being a drunk, most Parrot Heads donít own or live on a boat.

Now if I were to want to emulate someone that is associated with that area of the World, Iíd rater pick Hemingway

dwedeking2 14-08-2018 14:45

Re: Do you live the "Jimmy Buffet lifestyle"?
 
Hell yea i do. A normal Saturday is spent from 5 30 am til about 1pm busting ass on boat projects but then i kick back with some adult beverages, talk story with the dock neighbors, watch the dolphins and sunset.

Unfortunately i work Monday - Friday so am just an amateur but in a couple years I'll retire and go Pro (and the heavy lifting projects will be done).

boatman61 14-08-2018 14:47

Re: Do you live the "Jimmy Buffet lifestyle"?
 
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Originally Posted by a64pilot (Post 2696320)
Most that say they do usually call themselves Parrot Heads.
Now this is my observation only, but being a Parrot Head is an excuse for being a drunk, most Parrot Heads donít own or live on a boat.

Did you not realise.. really drunk people pronou:banghead:nce Pirate as Parrot.. so steer clear of dickheads with pirate flags.. and J B music.. :biggrin:

a64pilot 14-08-2018 14:48

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Got it, what is JB music?

Benz 14-08-2018 14:48

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There's people living that dream in south Florida, many of them on the tarp-draped derelict sailboats that inevitably wash onto Wysteria Island with every hurricane. For the most part (generalizing here--no doubt there are exeptions), they hang out in one place, just enjoying the sunshine, the bars, and the easy living. The ones with a little money stay in a marina, the ones with less on the hook. It seems to me that it's not about sailing, or seafaring, or voyaging--it's about chilling: wasting away again in Margaritaville. It's not a bad thing, if that's what you want out of life. But you aren't a cruiser--you're a boat bum (again, nothing wrong with being a bum; I've been several kinds of bum myself from time to time).
There was a good bit of that going on in the Rio Dulce last time I visited, just not as much since it's harder to get to than Florida. You have to at least be a sailor for a short time to get there. Boat bums "living the dream" can also be found in Cartagena, in La Paz and Isla Mujeres, Mexico, in San Diego, in Sausalito, in any number of seemingly random places where factors combine to make them stay, like a lint trap on a dryer.

boatman61 14-08-2018 14:54

Re: Do you live the "Jimmy Buffet lifestyle"?
 
"Hamburger in Paradise"
Sez it all... :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Saleen411 14-08-2018 15:01

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Originally Posted by boatman61 (Post 2696342)
"Hamburger in Paradise"
Sez it all... :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Not ALL!!! You forgot the CHEESE!!!:biggrin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBsPZV14I-k

boatman61 14-08-2018 15:07

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Originally Posted by Saleen411 (Post 2696347)
Not ALL!!! You forgot the CHEESE!!!:biggrin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBsPZV14I-k

I was worried I would be accused of being Anti American.. Again..!!!.:rolleyes:

Jammer 14-08-2018 15:09

Re: Do you live the "Jimmy Buffet lifestyle"?
 
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Originally Posted by Cyrus Safdari (Post 2696313)
So just today I was accused by two different people of living the "Margaritaville lifestyle" and "Jimmy Buffet lifestyle" -- I was vaguely familiar with the song from another generation but I didn't realize there's an actual lifestyle and folks who subscribe to it.


I have always seen biographical sketches of Mr. Buffett in the same light as biographical sketches of WWE athlete/performers and biographical sketches of women appearing in 1970s men's magazines. In all cases, they are, at least to some extent, part of the entertainment rather than part of the factual/historical record.


Several books have been published that list Mr. Buffett as their author and that claim to be fictionalized accounts of his life. An astute reader might wonder how much, how shall we say, editorial assistance Mr. Buffett might have received. In any case, the books portray a romanticized life where anchors never drag and there is no such thing as a joker valve.



That said, Mr. Buffett reportedly served as a first mate on a superyacht prior to achieving fame, still cruises the East Coast in a Surfari 44 during summer months, and previously owned a number of other cruising boats.


Boats and Planes – BuffettNews.com



Jimmy Buffett's new boat is a Surfari 44

Simi 60 14-08-2018 15:18

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jimmy buffets ***** music and plastic dream/nightmare is fairly high up on my list of things I dislike.

sailorboy1 14-08-2018 15:21

Re: Do you live the "Jimmy Buffet lifestyle"?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Cyrus Safdari (Post 2696313)
So just today I was accused by two different people of living the "Margaritaville lifestyle" and "Jimmy Buffet lifestyle" -- I was vaguely familiar with the song from another generation but I didn't realize there's an actual lifestyle and folks who subscribe to it. My lifestyle on a boat has consisted of a lot of sweat and effort, actually. As I gather, Jimmy grew up on/near sailing boats and the cruising life, so that has a lot to do with it. But how many people actually live that calm, laid-back lifestyle on a real, actual boat? Do you live the Jimmy Buffet lifestyle?

Sounds like you are living well. Just tell those "people" thanks and don't step on a pop top

ohdrinkboy 14-08-2018 15:31

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ummmm...Jimmy Buffett is a workaholic. He is constantly touring. If he was really living the lifestyle he would be retired. He has plenty of cash to retire.

Jimmy sells a lifestyle, he doesn't really live it.

HopCar 14-08-2018 15:37

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Jimmy Buffet is a great entertainer. I saw him in concert a few months ago.
He was a customer at my West Palm Beach store. I never met him but my employees said he was very nice down to earth guy.

That said, Jimmy Buffet doesnít live the Jimmy Buffet life style. He owns several houses in different places, a nice boat and a freakin seaplane. He earned it.

a64pilot 14-08-2018 15:52

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Just I see so many people come down and expect to live the Jimmy Buffet lifestyle, buy a junk boat to live on and near as I can tell live in third world conditions and their dream is smashed with the reality of them serving others from up North that come down with money.
Yeah maybe they should have know better, just I wonder what becomes of them?

Itís the younger ones that I feel for the most.


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