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Re: Where should we retire with our boat?

start sailing somewhere and go until you like where you are or your boat breaks....fix it then go somewhere else....
who says one must retire in a specific place when there soo many places to go

latitude 19n is pretty nice....... might start there.
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When on the boat after a couple of months, I can't wait to get home. When at home for a couple of months, can't wait to get out sailing again. One thing to consider when thinking about selling the land-based quarters and moving aboard full-time is whether you really want to be on a boat full-time. If you had a boat in the perfect place tied to a dock behind your house, would you be living in the boat? I doubt it.
We're kind of coming to the idea of six months cruising, six months hanging out at home. We have great weather here in the summers (except for the occasional hurricane) but the winters, while mild, aren't as mild as south Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean.

We have decided that the perfect retirement life for us will be to keep the house, and then sailing away in November or December to the tropics, and returning in May, every year. That way we get to meet new friends, but keep the old and to have a base.

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Good choice. We plan the same concept except we live in Florida so our trips to the Bahamas and southward may be shorter, more like 3-4 months.
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Good choice. We plan the same concept except we live in Florida so our trips to the Bahamas and southward may be shorter, more like 3-4 months.
What part of South Florida you live? I surely miss the weather and lifestyle there, if I ever went back it would be Jupiter or slightly south of Hobe Sound.
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What part of South Florida you live? I surely miss the weather and lifestyle there, if I ever went back it would be Jupiter or slightly south of Hobe Sound.
I used to live in Miami, and I miss the boating down there, but not much else.

I have an ex-brother in law in Fort Myers, and I have to admit that it's not bad there, (but the water is a little skinny for a sailboat in most places).

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I used to live in Miami, and I miss the boating down there, but not much else.

I have an ex-brother in law in Fort Myers, and I have to admit that it's not bad there, (but the water is a little skinny for a sailboat in most places).
Miami's great... lots of old memories in that area (South Beach, Key Biscayne, etc.)...

Yes... the water is thin and this is another boat I'm looking at since it has a 2'-9" draft with centerboard up (Southerly 42RST)... most of my cruising will be the South Florida... all though the Gulf, and into the island chains and hope to bring the boat close to the beach as possible... this one will do it.

Hope to meet everyone here on Sailnet in a rendezvous in the Keys or other anchorages in the South Florida area.
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We're seriously considering taking our boat back to the country where it was originally built, where the American dollar goes further and the locals are friendly..

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We're seriously considering taking our boat back to the country where it was originally built, where the American dollar goes further and the locals are friendly..

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Re: Where should we retire with our boat?

Guitarguy, We live in Melbourne but are trying to relocate to Panama City where we recently bought a house - a handy man special. Panama City folks seem a bit more cordial then the Melbourne crowd and water-front is a lot less expensive there as well. The beaches is what first attracted us, they make you think you are in the Caribbean already.

We had a couple a few weeks back look at our house here in Melbourne who are living Jupiter and are trying to move here for the surfing and to get away from the high taxes in Jupiter.
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We're seriously considering taking our boat back to the country where it was originally built, where the American dollar goes further and the locals are friendly..

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Where are you talking about? It sounds almost perfect!

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