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Old 11-25-2007
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"It is better to have loved & lost than to never have loved at all"
The same is true with sailing & for me--cruising is the ultimate! (Even better than racing.) Boatyards can be like graveyards--where dreams & memories remain unfulfilled. For those who yearn or hope to cast off the line for a distant shore--too many find some reason--or excuse--to remain on land.
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"It is better to have loved & lost than to never have loved at all"
The same is true with sailing & for me--cruising is the ultimate! (Even better than racing.) Boatyards can be like graveyards--where dreams & memories remain unfulfilled. For those who yearn or hope to cast off the line for a distant shore--too many find some reason--or excuse--to remain on land.
No doubt well said Personally I have waited long enough within the next year I will be moving and buying a sailboat we allready know this my wife Barbra is excited to move and cruise also.. Things are just hard to sell right now like boats and homes even if they are great deals like a
federal permitted ((grandfathered))hiliner fishing boat
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Ohhh this thread is sooo romantic...I am in love.....

One day I will also sail into the sunset....ahhh the smell of the sea, the sound of the waves...the birds.....ahhhh

You guys are very romantic...I am in love with you guys....

Ahhhh slowly sailing into the sunset at 2 knots, listening to MAdonna and drinking Margaritas...

Living on a boat...not shaving for 3 weeks, smell like s**t...ahhh you have it made....I envey you....winers....
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The other day I received a phone call from a gorgeous ex-girlfriend who called 'out-of-the-blue' to see if I were still around. We lost track of time, chatting about the wild, romantic times we used to enjoy together. I couldn't believe it when she asked if I'd be interested in meeting up and rekindling a little of that "old magic".
"Wow!" I was flabbergasted.
"I don't know if I could keep pace with you now", I said, "I'm a bit older and a bit grayer than when you last saw me. Plus I don't really have the energy I used to have."
She just giggled and said she was sure I would "rise to the challenge."
"Yeah." I said. "Just so long as you don't mind a man with a waistline that's a few inches wider these days! Not to mention my total lack of muscle tone...everything is sagging, my teeth are a bit yellowed and I am developing wrinkles like a old dog!"
She laughed and told me to stop being so silly.
She teased me saying that tubby gray haired older men were cute, and she was sure I would still be a great lover. Anyway, she giggled, "I've put on a few pounds myself!"

So I told her to f**k off.
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It took me 28 years to realize my dream. I took on an obligatory job that took longer than expected to complete and decided I should recover equal enjoyment relatve to the work I put out. So I took a month long (weekends only) sailing instruction course through the YMCA on a 26' Thunderbird. Throughout my time on the water I promised myself one day I would own a sailboat that size and today I do. I didn't dream big just dreamed within reach, now I sail the Pacific Northwest and look back to that inspiration on a Thunderbird as the best money I spent in my life.
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One mans dream could be anothers nightmare.... And that nightmare could be my dream.

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Ohhh this thread is sooo romantic...I am in love.....

One day I will also sail into the sunset....ahhh the smell of the sea, the sound of the waves...the birds.....ahhhh

You guys are very romantic...I am in love with you guys....

Ahhhh slowly sailing into the sunset at 2 knots, listening to MAdonna and drinking Margaritas...

Living on a boat...not shaving for 3 weeks, smell like s**t...ahhh you have it made....I envey you....winers....
...a bit sarcastic these days are we..?!.....you must be in the US again...
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Think further north...he said he was drinking Molson, not Michelob... and DHS wouldn't let him back in...
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Saltydog - Interesting statement, "Boatyards can be graveyards"... Must be one of those "glass half-full or half-empty" things, eh? Have to admit, it must depend on my mood, because I've seen a boatyard littered with boats and thought both things...
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