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05-10-2012 12:20 PM
jersey girl
Re: Those of us who are above, lets say, 60 please muster up.

69 yrs young, dont know the guy i see in the mirror. just hay bad a triple bypass and i will be sailing from barnegat bay nj to cape cod bay in aug if im allowed i bought an old chrysler 22ft and its almost ready to go
04-19-2012 10:46 PM
byrsch
Those of us who are above, lets say, 60 please muster up.

62 and fully retired. We are looking for a boat again to live aboard and cruise for awhile.
04-19-2012 10:22 PM
Mark1948
Re: Those of us who are above, lets say, 60 please muster up.

20 months to Medicare, 32 till most of the readers on the site are paying me to sail.
04-19-2012 06:01 PM
Clarity2
Re: Those of us who are above, lets say, 60 please muster up.

Turn 65 this 4th of July; retiring end of June; acquired a 42 foot sloop last spring; 1st boat owned since the advent of kids sent my Triton over the horizon years ago; just charters from time to time since, plus lotsa reading. Can't wait to splash the new baby this spring and put some miles under the keel. May take her south, NJ to Fla., next winter or may wait another year until more of my regular crew join me in retirement. But anxious to get in the wind, to be sure. Fair winds & following seas, all!
04-19-2012 03:43 PM
Dirtboy
Re: Those of us who are above, lets say, 60 please muster up.

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OK.. I am 63. I took up sailing when I was 58. That was because I gave up horseback riding for fear of breaking more bones.
Interesting. I'm 69 and became a "re-entry" sailor three years ago. I wanted a companion activity to motorcycling, something a little more sedate. I say a "companion" activity because I will never, Never, NEVER give up motorcycling as long as I am able to operate the machine! LOL

I understand those horses can be quite dangerous, I have many friends with horse related broken bone stories.

DB
04-16-2012 01:03 PM
Mystic1
Re: Those of us who are above, lets say, 60 please muster up.

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Originally Posted by smurphny View Post
Just received my Medicare card a couple of weeks ago.....now if I can only remember where I put it.
I'm not quite there age-wise (being a young 55) but I certainly feel the years at times. Remembering where I put things is sometimes a problem, but I was diagnosed with symptoms consistent with MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment) late last year, apparently caused by a protein-in-the-brain issue. I bring this up because I used to joke about becoming forgetful as I got older, and it turns out, I actually was! So, seriously folks, if you think you're forgetting things, or if you're having trouble remembering names, events, or mix up details from different events, get yourself checked out. Symptoms can vary and are not as serious as Alzheimer's, but they are quite real.
04-04-2012 04:53 PM
tdw
Re: Those of us who are above, lets say, 60 please muster up.

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Originally Posted by travlineasy View Post
Fuzzy, don't be sad about joining this elite and elegant group. Celebrate the fact that you've, obviously, made it this far and you can still function much better than you thought you ever would. Today, for example, began with fixing some wiring on the boat, then heading home to take a shower, dress up kind of fancy and play music to 50 people at a retirement community. Then, after a sip or two of a small Margaretta, it was off to an Italian restaurant to perform for 60 to 70 folks that love to dance the night away. Tomorrow, a 9:45 dental appointment, then it's off the boat to work on replacing a section of rub rail. (Tomorrow's easy! )

Welcome to the over 60 club old timer,

Gary
Ain't that the truth Gary. 60 sounds horrid and no doubt I'd prefer if it was 40 but yep, I do feel a damn sight chirpier than I ever thought I would.

In a couple of hours we'll on board and heading out for a few days. Things could be worse.

04-04-2012 09:54 AM
helenwiley
Re: Those of us who are above, lets say, 60 please muster up.

OK.. I am 63. I took up sailing when I was 58. That was because I gave up horseback riding for fear of breaking more bones. My friends say I like archaic forms of transportation. What I like is being active and outside. My theory--one should begin something new late in life to keep the little gray sells happy and improve physical condition. Besides...the nicest folks sail.

Helen Wiley, First Mate, Finnsailer 35, Savannah, GA. Cruising the ICW and New England
04-04-2012 07:41 AM
shaile
Re: Those of us who are above, lets say, 60 please muster up.

I just turned 60. My knees and back remind me their existence after jogging. Cholesterol a bit high but I take statins. Further I am feeling good.
Don't have yet a boat of my own but I plan to buy one in two years from now and make the sail of my life .
04-03-2012 01:39 AM
Capt Len
Re: Those of us who are above, lets say, 60 please muster up.

Ha, the secret is to grip the jib halyard and the forestay. I've given up climbing that way and use the ratlines now. When I met Irving Johnston (Yankee)in Palma in '67 he was still telling of holding himself 90 degrees from a shroud. Now that is impressive .But we were both younger then. The oohs and ahhs are fading or my hearing is going too.
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