When is it time ? - Page 4 - SailNet Community
 18Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 37 Old 06-20-2012
Senior Member
 
bljones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
Posts: 8,469
Thanks: 35
Thanked 90 Times in 80 Posts
Rep Power: 8
   
Re: When is it time ?

When you can't fit any more crap on the boat and won't take any more crap from your boss...
it's time to go.

When you run out of excuses NOT to...
it's time to go.

When you stop looking for excuses NOT to...
it's time to go.

The FIRST time your spouse says, "Y'know, I think we should give this cruising thing a shot..."
it's time to go.

Set a realistic line-cut date and STICK TO IT. Plan the schedule, work the plan and get it done. Treat it like the job it is.
Then retire.
travlineasy and AncientTech like this.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bljones is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 37 Old 06-20-2012
BJV
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Green Cove Springs, Fl
Posts: 213
Thanks: 1
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: When is it time ?

We made the decision and then did boat prep. Big factor we had to wait for a specific date to leave proffesion, then final preps kicked in. Weather (ie winter) finally pushed us south.
Even when cruising its easy to get trapped. We stopped in Marathon for two weeks and left 2 months later. Stopped in Emerald Bay for a 7 days and left 21 days later. But when your cruising who cares? Some get trapped permanently at a destination. Lot of nice destinations have one or two cruisers who get stuck for a year or two or.....
bvander66 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #33 of 37 Old 06-21-2012
Junior Member
 
aeventyr60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Andaman Sea
Posts: 2,422
Thanks: 25
Thanked 66 Times in 63 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: When is it time ?

I got stuck in New Zealand for a few years, then in Australia for two more, now in SE Asia for the past 3.5 years, hopefully next year I'll be stuck in Africa on an extended safari, then maybe get stuck in Brazil for Carnival for another year or two, then I'm sure the Caribbean will be another place that we will be stuck in. I love all these spots I get "stuck" in......
jerryrlitton and bljones like this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



"Your dreams minus your doubts equals your net worth"

Life is a short journey, filled with emptiness and pain. Get all the sailing and booty you can.
aeventyr60 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #34 of 37 Old 06-21-2012
Senior Member
 
bljones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
Posts: 8,469
Thanks: 35
Thanked 90 Times in 80 Posts
Rep Power: 8
   
Re: When is it time ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by aeventyr60 View Post
I got stuck in New Zealand for a few years, then in Australia for two more, now in SE Asia for the past 3.5 years, hopefully next year I'll be stuck in Africa on an extended safari, then maybe get stuck in Brazil for Carnival for another year or two, then I'm sure the Caribbean will be another place that we will be stuck in. I love all these spots I get "stuck" in......
^^^^ I like the way he rolls.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bljones is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #35 of 37 Old 08-07-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Charleston,SC
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: When is it time ?

We haven't set a date yet, but then again we bought the boat in Feb and became liveaboards at our marina in Charleston then. It was a great deal on a solid boat that needs work. My problem is we can't seem to start knocking out all the repairs. We're thinking about putting it on the hard in a month or so and knocking all the fixes out in a month or so. ..

It's hard to tear up your house and still live in it!
meljabro3 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #36 of 37 Old 08-07-2012
snake charmer, cat herder
 
zeehag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: refitting a formosa in exotic tropical locations....
Posts: 1,796
Thanks: 8
Thanked 28 Times in 28 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: When is it time ?

lol----i tear up my home and repair it in exotic locales.....begin in one place and do that first then proceed to next job--do the things first that make the most destruction so is easier to do the rest--i did engine first then decks then interior...each place i stop now i do some other repair--sometimes structural sometimes superficial, but something is always done each stop....


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

formosa 41, cruising tropics


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
zeehag is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #37 of 37 Old 08-07-2012
Senior Member
 
Tim R.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Portland, Maine
Posts: 1,545
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Re: When is it time ?

We do not have a specific date although we will both need to give adequate notice to our employers. Our real goal is financial. We have a cruising budget and plan to leave once we accumulate enough to be out for years. As of today we are 2/3 there and expect to be tossing the lines April 2014.

The other goal is boat experience. Our 1997 Caliber was actively cruising when we bought her and could have gone cruising immediately. Except I did not know the boat and it's systems. I have done lots of work to make her the way I like and also add redundancy for many systems; engine, navigation, power, comfort, etc.

The last upgrade I anticipate is replacing the 2 AGM 8D batteries.

Tim R.
Our Carina is for sale
1997 Caliber 40LRC

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

-----------------------------------------------------
Tim R. is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
long time sailor 1st time intro fstued1 Introduce Yourself 2 10-27-2010 10:08 AM
Long-Time Sailor, First-Time Pearson Owner edwardc Introduce Yourself 5 03-18-2010 08:10 AM
First time Owner... First time Poster... mtmd Introduce Yourself 0 06-25-2008 04:17 PM
Regatta Time Is Party Time in the Abacos Doran Cushing Racing Articles 0 07-25-2000 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome