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My biggest boating scare

Could not help but notice that today would be ideal weather to make the Bahamas crossing. I am stuck in my office.

My biggest boating fear is sitting in this office until I am too old, world ends, or contract MS/Parkinson's/Alzheimer's/cancer before I get the opportunity to seriously partake in the cruising life.

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Embrace the term "F@%CK IT" & go! As Jimmy Buffet says...
"The pleasure was worth all the pain"

By the way that song fits perfectly into your predicament.

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I will turn 50 this year; I can't help but think that it is one of the reasons I moved up to a larger boat. Davy Jones (hey, hey, he's a Monkee!) just died of a massive heart attack at 66. I'd like to think I have more than 16 years left, but I can't be certain.

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I would like to "fornicate it and go", but I need to finish raising my kids first. Once they are out of the house, it is on.

I need to just take a few days for a mini cruise and quit my complaining!

Sailing is the cure and the poison - I need to sail to keep sanity, but the more I sail the less sanity I have.
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Unless you plan on dis-owning the Kids they will never be out of the house! In fact with odds like they are you may find yourself out of the house........Dale
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I would like to "fornicate it and go", but I need to finish raising my kids first. Once they are out of the house, it is on.

I need to just take a few days for a mini cruise and quit my complaining!

Sailing is the cure and the poison - I need to sail to keep sanity, but the more I sail the less sanity I have.
Hey, that's a great quote!

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I would like to "fornicate it and go", but I need to finish raising my kids first. Once they are out of the house, it is on.

I need to just take a few days for a mini cruise and quit my complaining!

Sailing is the cure and the poison - I need to sail to keep sanity, but the more I sail the less sanity I have.

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Any Simpson's fan out there?

"To Alcohol! The cause of & solution too, all of life's problems"
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LOL i've heard him say that
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I think you need to get out there. Take the kids, if you must - you wouldn't be the first - or last. Join a crew that's going offshore somewhere. No more excuses. Things really do work out in the end. Life is short. Grab it by the kahones and enjoy the ride. That's what I did. And I think I'll have to do it again!

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