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I'm done (for now)

I announced in this space in the fall of 2008 that we had bought a power boat because no one else in the family got into sailing. The sailboat would have to be sold. Fine. Then it appeared that I would be able to keep both boats - best of both worlds. But time and finances (mostly time, to be honest) are lacking, and the sailboat was sold today. I've always heard that the happiest days related to boat owning are the day that you buy it and the day that you sell it, but I find that is not the case. I'm glad that the selling process is over, but I'm not glad to be rid of the boat. It was my first, and I am going to miss it.

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My heart goes out to you.I dont know how I would be!
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Never agreed with that cliche either....it might be the truth for people that shouldn't have owned a boat in the first place IMHO

Situation's change..hang in there..If its a big enough dream you ll have another...It took me 20 years to relize mine.
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My philosophy is that "I'm not giving up, I'm just moving on to something better". For many years I haven't owned a boat. (Yikes! Who is that old guy in the mirror?!!) Now I'm in the market for a sailboat. The prospect is very intriguing. Older(certainly)and wiser(hopefully) I'll get the right boat this time. I don't think sailors ever quit being sailors whether they have a boat or not.
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I'll get back into it

I foresee getting a small, low maintenance (by boat standards) day sailor sometime in the future. No cabin, no amenities of any kind, just a boat (with keel - I'm lazy), sails, and maybe a small outboard. You can't play with a powerboat the way you can with a sailboat.
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I foresee getting a small, low maintenance (by boat standards) day sailor sometime in the future. No cabin, no amenities of any kind, just a boat (with keel - I'm lazy), sails, and maybe a small outboard. You can't play with a powerboat the way you can with a sailboat.
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