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After reading all of this I feel rather young at 53. I think I'll keep the sports car and gold chain.


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You ever run into Fred over in Seabeck area ..He races Camaro and posts on SBO?
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Not yet. That was when I had that 11 sec '03 Cobra. The Chevelle I have now is not ready for the track quite yet. We're looking for 8.30's @ 170 or so in the quarter. Oughta be a wild ride.
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50 isn't so old! We had a friend cruising the Pacific singlehanded in his 80's.
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There was an "Old Fart" here at the Marina where we live - who brought his boat here for service. He used to take his boat (old wooden Trumpy) every year to Florida - by himself. He was 80 years old last time I saw him - and carrying his groceries up a ladder to his boat when he was 'on the hard'. His wife wouldn't travel with him - but still lived aboard with him. Amazing couple. Haven't seen them in a few years - maybe time finally caught up with them.

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Not yet...

You're not an "old fart" until you put your boat up for sale, and start looking at RVs
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Of course that means you have to first OWN a boat to be an old fart!

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I am ticking the half century mark this year

and agree with all that age is a relative thing. I am an oldish fart only when I pass gas otherwise my mental self image is stuck around 26 or maybe 36 by now.
You asked about guide books etc. and I do not think that anyone mentioned the USCG Coastal Pilot manuals that cover every US inlet along the way for the trip you are planning. They are free and you can download them to your computer for future reference. They take a bit of sifting through to find the actual descriptions of each inlet, what you can expect in adverse tidal situations and other specific warnings. Well worth downloading and perusing a bit. They are available here: Office of Coast Survey - United States Coast Pilot
There are download-able charts available from them as well.
Enjoy your planning and as a half centurion (+) you will no doubt do the necessary research and contemplation to make it a fun and safe trip. I look forward to hearing about it next year.

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Caleb...FYI...we have that and more available as "stickies" at the top of the "cruising" forums!

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