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Re: Quitting Your Job, Sailing Away... Is it always rosey?

Wholeheartly agree schedules kill but there are gotta s as well.
Gotta get fuel.
Gotta get the watermaker, engine, head ...... to work.
Gotta get north of 40 by ........
Gotta get 200 m east to miss that depression.
You may be in manana land but there's no tomorrow on a boat if you neglect key things. They always bite you in the butt.
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Oil pressure problem fixed! I put a heavier spring in the oil pressure regulator and I know have a healthy 35 psi reading at cruising speed. I still have not decided if I want (not should) head south. I have been cruising for 2 weeks now and I absolutely love it, but I am not any happier than before I left. The adventure is great and I thrive on it, however I do not know if destroying my 401k is worth pursuing this further at the moment
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Quitting Your Job, Sailing Away... Is it always rosey?

Ah, if it's happiness you're looking for, well forget it. We are who we are. Cruising won't change that. As Yoda says in response to Luke's question, what will I find in there? "Only what you take with you."

Things, experiences, money ... research has shown none of these do much to change one's happiness level. There is a quick hit (either positive or negative) but then most of us return to our 'normal' state. Relationships, cognitive therapy, meditation and drugs have the most impacts on long term happiness levels.

I don't cruise to be happy. I cruise to be free(er).

P.S, congrats on the engine fix. I bet that felt good solving that one.

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Very true Mike, I completely agree with you on that
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Mike - And yes, the engine fix felt great! It was actually my second engine fix of the trip.

The engine started missing quite badly while I was in Canada, so I stopped at a little Marina where I was greeted by a 20 something beautiful blond college girl named Moira, who knew boats and boat parts surprisingly well. I told her I needed a cap, rotor, condenser, points, coil, spark plugs and plug wires.... and she came out of the back room 5 minutes later with all the parts I needed. I'm pretty sure I instantly fell in love with her at that moment. Anyways - the engine was running great again after I did the tune up, the contacts in the original cap were obliterated.
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... I do not know if destroying my 401k is worth pursuing this further at the moment

This is probably heresy but you can always sell or better yet store the boat and fly down. I hear that there are boats already there.
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Mike - And yes, the engine fix felt great! It was actually my second engine fix of the trip.

The engine started missing quite badly while I was in Canada, so I stopped at a little Marina where I was greeted by a 20 something beautiful blond college girl named Moira, who knew boats and boat parts surprisingly well. I told her I needed a cap, rotor, condenser, points, coil, spark plugs and plug wires.... and she came out of the back room 5 minutes later with all the parts I needed. I'm pretty sure I instantly fell in love with her at that moment. Anyways - the engine was running great again after I did the tune up, the contacts in the original cap were obliterated.
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Can you tell us a bit more about Moira? Sick of hearing about fixing boats in paradise. Maybe you journeyed to the promised land?


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Hey Capt, we are in Westbay Marina Village on the other side of the bay from there. A short water taxi to the Empress. Slip B8 if you care to stop in for beverages.

Right where you are referring to, in the big boat area, is sitting "Janice of Wyoming". WOW!! Google her up.

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Welcome to the area, I'm at Fisherman's Wharf. Hope you get some nice weather before the winter sets in (you will become an expert on dehumidifiers!)

I'm in a similar situation to the OP - 33, single and I've been living on my boat the last two years and plan to leave and try to circumnavigate the world next september. I did a 'test voyage' for a month around Vancouver Island and loved it (though that was with someone else, while I'll be going solo on the 'main' voyage)

My circumstances are a bit different from most cruisers, as I have no property on land and have no intention to go back to working at my old office job if I return.

The question is whether to wait another year on top of that, as that would roughly quadruple my budget. Realistically I should wait, but the prospect of two more years not going anywhere really doesn't sound great to me at all. Stuff happens.

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Hi Justa, newcomers to Victoria should be aware of the surfers page 'bigwavedave' Has good local weather and webcams of Dallas Rd and Ogden Point set up so you can see if it's safe to leave your slip. Also a click to royalBCmuseum cam of the inner harbour. I often check to see if Thane is out. (3 hour sail) Thane's white topmast is visible over Wiennie World (Jim boy's hot dawg fine dinning on Ships Point) Also safety meetings .Hope to make it down from Nanaimo Sat to see the classic boat show .Many of us old farts have shown up for the last 40 yrs to lie and brag Thanks for the invite of social imbibing Look forward to meeting.
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Ah Moira.... unfortunately she said "No" when I asked her out for a drink. It was the only sad point to my trip thus far.....
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