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Topic Review (Newest First)
03-15-2008 05:54 PM
Robby Barlow Being an old fart is not purely a question of age, on the other hand :

'A man is only as old, as the woman he feels!'
03-15-2008 05:46 PM
eherlihy
Cam is my idol

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Originally Posted by camaraderie View Post
Of course that means you have to first OWN a boat to be an old fart!
Now what would anyone want to become an old fart? (Actually, I'm workin' on that now...)

When (if) I grow up, I wanna be just like you... but better lookin'.
03-13-2008 11:59 PM
sailaway21 "You're only young once, but you can be immature your whole life." PJ O'Rourke
03-13-2008 11:49 PM
camaraderie Caleb...FYI...we have that and more available as "stickies" at the top of the "cruising" forums!
03-13-2008 11:18 PM
CalebD
I am ticking the half century mark this year

and agree with all that age is a relative thing. I am an oldish fart only when I pass gas otherwise my mental self image is stuck around 26 or maybe 36 by now.
You asked about guide books etc. and I do not think that anyone mentioned the USCG Coastal Pilot manuals that cover every US inlet along the way for the trip you are planning. They are free and you can download them to your computer for future reference. They take a bit of sifting through to find the actual descriptions of each inlet, what you can expect in adverse tidal situations and other specific warnings. Well worth downloading and perusing a bit. They are available here: Office of Coast Survey - United States Coast Pilot
There are download-able charts available from them as well.
Enjoy your planning and as a half centurion (+) you will no doubt do the necessary research and contemplation to make it a fun and safe trip. I look forward to hearing about it next year.
03-13-2008 08:31 PM
camaraderie Of course that means you have to first OWN a boat to be an old fart!
03-13-2008 05:08 PM
eherlihy
Not yet...

You're not an "old fart" until you put your boat up for sale, and start looking at RVs
03-13-2008 04:55 PM
LarryandSusanMacDonald There was an "Old Fart" here at the Marina where we live - who brought his boat here for service. He used to take his boat (old wooden Trumpy) every year to Florida - by himself. He was 80 years old last time I saw him - and carrying his groceries up a ladder to his boat when he was 'on the hard'. His wife wouldn't travel with him - but still lived aboard with him. Amazing couple. Haven't seen them in a few years - maybe time finally caught up with them.

Remember, though, Old Farts don't smell as bad as fresh ones.
03-08-2008 07:59 PM
EuphoriaOz 50 isn't so old! We had a friend cruising the Pacific singlehanded in his 80's.
02-21-2008 09:09 PM
CharlieCobra Not yet. That was when I had that 11 sec '03 Cobra. The Chevelle I have now is not ready for the track quite yet. We're looking for 8.30's @ 170 or so in the quarter. Oughta be a wild ride.
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