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post #3 of Old 09-24-2009
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Hi Schmak

If you're fit and stay that way, the age won't be a problem - our dock-neighbors are (finally) hanging it up - he's in his mid-70s, and their selling their boat not because of their ages but to spend more energy on her music!

As for staying motivated, I suggest the best thing to do is take classes, lessons (BOTH of you), sailing vacations, read, read, read - keep the ideas in the forefront.

I'd be much more concerned about the fact that wife doesn't sail - you're planning a pretty long passage, if you can't count on her to take the helm at some point, when will you sleep? Will she stand watch? Does she even share this dream?

Good luck!
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