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post #111 of Old 06-30-2011
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Our first sailboat, purchased in our mid-20's, was a high-performance racing catamaran. When we were close to 30, we traded in the cat for a 22' S-2 sloop we sailed for several years. But when we lost our free slip (in front of my parents' home) we traded into a powerboat, the biggest mistake we've ever made. When we hit 50, we bought kayaks so we could at least get out on the water. Now that we've hit 60, we finally made our way back to our first love. We found ourselves standing on the pier all summer admiring other peoples' boats and saying "someday when we retire we'll buy another sailboat". I finally convinced my husband that we weren't getting any younger, and were stupid to use retirement, at least 2-3 years off, as a goal for sailing. Last fall we started shopping and found an absolutely beautiful Endeavour 33. We're back on the water again and having a wonderful time!
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