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Re: What does "too old to sail mean"?
We live aboard 6 months. And sail our small boat in the summer in Newfoundland.
This is a question in my mind a lot. So far so good. Just turned 68, I’ll let you know when I grow up.
More seriously I thought I knew the answer pretty clearly last week. I took a bad fall, got my feet tangled on the staysail boom on the hook. I rolled and went down flat on my back, across the hand rails, my head just missing the toe rail.
On my way down I could mentally see my head splitting like a Gallagher mellon. I just KNEW my life was done, then I heard my back cracking as it bent over the hand rails.
When I came to I went through a mental reboot and to my amazement everything came back online with only some stiffness in my back for a few days.
So maybe that’s the answer, we go on as long as we want until something stops us. What? When? Ah, now there are some questions.
33' Brewer, Murray 33, steel cutter
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