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Just wondering if there is a 'Seniors' (65+) forum?
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Just wondering if there is a 'Seniors' (65+) forum?
Do you mean within Sailnet, a separate SailNet for Ancient Salts or simply an all inclusive Old Farts Forum ?

If you mean within Sailnet then no there isn't and I'm not at all sure that I see the need for one. I can understand having a sprogs forum (keeps them away from grumpy old bustards like me ) and to some extent a women's forum but I cannot see there is much that a 65+er has to say that is solely of interest to other 65+ers.

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Hey tdw,
Yea, we old farts don't really know much. The fact is I was just looking for similar age folks that are actively sailing and wanted to know if physically they are holding up and any specific get togethers they may have.
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Yea, we old farts don't really know much. The fact is I was just looking for similar age folks that are actively sailing and wanted to know if physically they are holding up and any specific get togethers they may have.
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Oh mate, us old farts most certainly know a fair bit but I reckon we need to share it with everyone not just ourselves. Now me, I'd have to wait a few years before I'd qualify for 65+ but its not all that far away. I'm 60+ and the Wombet is only a few years behind me. We are not liveaboard or full time cruisers but we spend pretty much every weekend out and about plus a couple of getaways each year.

How are we holding up ? Well I'm not as nimble as I once was and am very appreciative of our electric windlass. Still happy to row most times in the hard dinghy but will usually motor if in the inflatable. Much more likely these days to use labour saving devices than I once was.

Can still run the boat without too much trouble though I think any thoughts of going larger than our current 42' have receded. I'm afraid that the gear on a larger boat would be something of a strain and I have no desire to go electric sheet winches.

Another thing I really appreciate is the fact our companionway steps are not to steep nor numerous. Except in a seaway moving up and down those steps can be done facing ahead for which my joints thank me.

As for get togethers .... I'm not at all sure. OK, so I am something of an anti social old fart at the best of times but the last time we have a bunch of other crews come aboard their ages spanned probably 20 odd years. Purely from my own perspective I don't feel a need for gatherings of other folk strictly based on our similar ages. YMMV.

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omg if we split of or add, then folks will know we are old...lol cannot have that, can we??
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Thanks many times over for your replies and experiences. My wife and I are both in relatively good health, of course with the standard aches and pains, but want to start sailing for at least a couple of years while we still can.
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omg if we split of or add, then folks will know we are old...lol cannot have that, can we??

perish the thought ....

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