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Hello from the Desert

In my younger years I was in the Navy (11 years). Then I got out and met a friend who sailed and had a boat (Seaward 24). I crewed for him for years and learned alot and fell in love with sailing. His dream was living aboard a cat after retiring. unfortunately he passed away from cancer before he had a chance. I'll be retiring in a couple of years and my wife and I plan on living aboard and maybe circumnavigating or at least transantlantic passages. Going to use my vacations between now and retirement to decide on a boat. Not sure of what size or sail/ hull configuration so I will be asking many questions. Thanks in advance for your help. God bless the internet.
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Welcome to Sailnet Dana. Fire away, you'll get good advice here.
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Welcome, Desert!

I have found in my experience that ex-Navy personnel either never want to set foot on a boat ever again, or fall in love with sailing/boating...

Am I correct?

And, if so, what makes the difference. I'm pretty convinced that WWII troop transports had something to do with this.

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Navy Time

I wouldn't go on Cruise Ship if you gave it to me. But sailing is different. Its relaxing and challenging. Riding around the Carribean on an over grown bus eating buffets and "visiting" places for 8 hours holds no appeal. I traveled the world on the Cruiser I was on and saw a lot. But there is no romance in power cruising to me.

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Welcome aboard DW...and in case you don't hear it enough...thanks for your service.
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I agree, thank you for your service.
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