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07-24-2012 03:10 AM
miss medic
Re: Midlife crisis Here I come!

Good luck w your travels. Im36 and thinking I'm hitting the.crisis
07-22-2012 03:36 AM
Re: Midlife crisis Here I come!

It is a good idea to start having mid-life crises early so that you time for several.
07-22-2012 01:38 AM
Re: Midlife crisis Here I come!

Typing this off my bberry becasuse it's pretty rare i read a thread that just makes me smile. Good for u, richard. U r what our life(style) is all about. As another member said, "pics, please!". And know, for what its worth, u have the good wishes of my family and me.

07-22-2012 12:59 AM
Re: Midlife crisis Here I come!

Well I had a small medical setback but am now getting ready to splash. Its time for me to start sailing on water instead of "surfing" on the world wide web. Like I said befor, Look out green bay this moron is going sailing. Richard
04-20-2012 10:08 PM
Re: Midlife crisis Here I come!

Welcome aboard!
04-20-2012 09:54 PM
Re: Midlife crisis Here I come!

Pretty cool
04-19-2012 10:37 PM
Re: Midlife crisis Here I come!

No need to apologize, It is only with the advice that I have received from others that helpped me make my plans. It seems that when I have questions or problems someone has already had the same problem and are willing to help me through them. Thank You to everyone that has written to encourage me as I start my new journey. I will close with " hurray hurray, the first of may. At my marina, boating season starts today. " That dirty old jingle cleans up nice. Richard
04-19-2012 10:07 PM
Re: Midlife crisis Here I come!

My deepest apologies, I stand very much corrected. You've covered it, and I'm quite impressed.

Yes, keel stepped came to mind when it was about raising the mast... was totally concerned for you, and your crew trying to do that.

Also noticed the paceship came in shoal/centerboard, and full fin. Wasn't sure which it was, and knew you'd have a helluva time trailer launching it (not impossible, but certainly NOT easy. DITTO on having them launch it (via hoist).

Now I wanna see pictures! Post us some on the hard in the driveway, and also some once she's launched... Still waiting for May 5th for my launch to, so I'm right there with you!
04-19-2012 03:34 PM
Re: Midlife crisis Here I come!

Thanks for all the replies. I am currently in the market for a F350 to tow her next year. In wisconsin I can get a wide load permit for $60 for the year, Also for the trip I will trailer her to Bayfield Wi and have a boatyard step the mast. My boat has a keel stepped mast and I heard/read that they are a handfull to step. Also on the Paceship fourm I have come accrost a few other paceship owners in that area and I am sure they will be arround to give me advice. My boat has a centerboard swing keel and she pulls very nice on the heavy duty trailer. While I could trailer launch her (she draws under 3ft with the centerboard up) as long as I am going to use the boatyard to step the mast I might as well launch her there also. Like I said befor I am getting real tired of driveway sailing and cann't wait to get her in the water. I will be a liveaboard all summer till layup time. See you out there, Richard
04-19-2012 03:07 PM
Re: Midlife crisis Here I come!

Dude, congrats on what has to be helluva a boat, and welcome here to our personal insanity.

Dumb questions, are you planning on trailer launching the boat? Do you have a crew to help for mast raisings? Do you have a truck capable of pulling roughly #9000 (minimum 2500 category)?

The boat's 9' 6" wide, is that "wide load category" requiring a permit? Sorry I am not familiar with regs, and I know smaller boats have that much beam and people get away with it (in fact my baby 22 is 8'4" and oversized for PA), I guess what I am asking is, what do you all do when you are over 9' wide? Hell over 8' 6" which I think is max for non-commercial.
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