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12-03-2011 06:05 PM
Minga Hi travlineasy.
Hope that you have an wonderful time. Getting jealous mate.
But, hope that my turn will come soon.
12-03-2011 05:52 PM
travlin-easy I know where you are coming from, and in my case, I hope I have not waited too long. I hope to celebrate my 72nd birthday while cruising down the ICW to the Florida Keys next October. I've lived an exciting life, done just about everything a person could ever dream of doing, but I've never made this trip aboard a sailboat. I'll be cruising for 7 months, most of the time by myself (no crew) on a 33 Morgan Out Island. From the Keys I hope to head to the Dry Tortugas, then over to the Bahamas before heading back north to the Chesapeake Bay's upper reaches.

Good Luck, and I sincerely hope you find the means to make your fantastic voyage in the not too distant future.

12-03-2011 05:36 PM
Umeds? Some would say that the chains are only in your mind.
12-03-2011 05:16 PM
bljones You need to dream of a cheaper boat.
12-03-2011 05:05 PM
Minga Yes I know that there will be work on boat.
Beying free for me is :
- no annoying work relations ( you know, one of the - my d...k is bigger then yours and I pee further). No more of that.
- no stupid council rates rises for blowing our money away and justify they jobs.
- no traffic jams and frustration with money rising secret traffic cameras ( mind you I did not have speeding tickets ever yet).
- no any other regulations on the nana state rules and regulations ( you cannot do this and that and do what you been told by us).
Each time I look at the idiot box ( TV ) and watching travel program, I am asking my self : why I am not there ?
I know that there is work to be done maintaining yacht and this is fine for me ( diesel fitter by trade and handy man at home) and I know that I can do this. Just hope that it want be to late for me to enjoy sailing and see so many wanders with out rushing because there is no time ( as the holiday is short and we have to come back to work).
It will happen, I will sell my house and get some nice boat. If you wish long enough and hard enough, it will happen
12-03-2011 02:40 PM
rikhall I highly recommend Sensible Cruising: The Thoreau Approach by Don Casey
12-03-2011 01:02 PM
imagine2frolic You won't actually be free, but will obatain another kind of burden. Hopefully it will be one you will enjoy. You will have more freedom to move about if you don't like your neighbor is true. The lawn mowing will be replaced by other items of maintance. There will still be leaking faucets, painting, and the list go on. SAILING isn't always a slick magazine cover. I do much prefer it over living in a house though. BEST WISHES in your dreams becoming a pleasant reality........i2f
12-02-2011 03:40 PM
Minga I am slowly preparing while waiting to sell my house. Got some chart navigation software ( practice on my iPad) some navigation books to study and took sayling classes in Melbourne.
I hope that soon someone will look my house so I can be free.
As some one did say " such is life" - ( Ned Kelly)
12-02-2011 02:27 PM
St Anna It'll happen Minga. Hang in there.
I am stuck for at least another year so I plot, plan, read etc etc - what about? The next trip of course.

At least where you are there would be plenty of yachts for sale so you can go and so some tire kicking - aka working out what would suit you best.
12-02-2011 12:23 PM
Lake Superior Sailor I find working in the right direction,(like preparing lists , reading books , taking classes, or other wise working towards my goal makes the wait a lot easier! Spending a little cash on small related things , clothing,or whatever helps me keep my sanity-Hand in there, good things come to thou's who wait!-- Dale
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