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good grief :mad: try to start work on my sailboat (33 hunter cheubini) needs a lot of little stuff :eek: but Its just not in the cards to launch.. just not gonna happen between yardwork/homeowner crap and 2 kids --forget it --ready to tarp her guess I bought her too early ...christ I'm 50..... meanwhile fighting with neighbors and paying bills I feel like a 1 legged man in a ass kickin contest.:hothead .. well its comforting knowing shes sitting there but times runnin out man......:(
 

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Sometimes all you can do is grin and bear it. :)

Hang in there. I used to think that 50 was old too. Now, not so much. everything in it's time, grasshopper. :D
 

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50?....in a little over 2 months, I'll hit 70. I single hand the Catalina 320, and look for many more years doing the same. Unless you have something really bad going on, there's plenty of time left. And all that other stuff, most people have to deal with it...that's life. Concentrate on spending time with the kids, they grow up and move on, and soon you'll really miss them (and yes , they can be real pains at times). As for the boat, do it gradually if you have too. Boats age slowly, so there's time.
 

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Are you a control freek or a perfectionest??

If not let the wife and kids help.

Sometimes a picnic aboard a stranded boat can raise your spirts.

Don't let little things stop you, so what if the boat is not perfect. If it is safe sail it and soon you will find time to fixx the little things.

Keep the faith.
 

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I guess 50 is still sort of young cept those first few steps getting outta bed in the morning. yea knot hopefully theres still time

I'll never make 70


guess Im a perfectionist with a bit of freaky deacky left over from the 1970s ahh the little things like a mooring on cape cod :_
 

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great idea about the picnic tho... thanks for all advice and pumpin up after tree work I'm gonna start were I left off on boat
 

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Well you may be happy to know that Cherubini is still (or back) in business. located in NJ.

Cherubini Yachts classic sail boats classic speed boats and classic runabouts

there are 2, 33's in my YC so your not alone in the projects.

Each little job becomes a major project but somehow I get em done with help from some great guys in my YC. it can be a lonely feeling watching the boats go by from the cockpit of your boat sitting high and dry. if only i had the energy I had when i was 50!!!!
 

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Wecome to the club I just turned 54 on sunday. Its all in your head you are as young as you think. My wife and I and family have miles of ocean in front of us. So make the boat safe and sailable the rest will happen on it's own.
Enjoy
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Codmander, your post and the comments have helped me refocus on my goals. I too have dreams of sailing and get overwhelmed with the process at times.

Generally I have found that invovling my family by making them part of the process has helped a lot. I have encouraged my wife to get here sailing certifications. We have made friends with other families that sail. Sometimes we sail with friends, this is fun and gets us out at times our boat needs repair.

Additionally I focus on what is most important...my family...from here I have found that my dream of sailing has got wind in its sails.
 

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someday someday someday -tick tock- I see that day as clear as anything the kids are off somewhere.... the house is sold.... the last thing to leave the yard is LADY FAITH . we plop her in ((well stocked)) for destinations unknown - southerly course- leave these cold waters!!!! for palm and coconut trees............................
 

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Plopping Lady Faith in should be done sooner, rather than later...so you can get some experience in on her.
 

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LOL! I'm not laughing at you but I can relate. We are from the midwest, our season is 6 months if you stretch it. Every Fall when the boat comes out, my wife sits me down and hands me a list. She than explains it to me like this: We go on our cruise in November (Cruise Ship for a long weekend), than the Holidays; Thanksgiving and Christmas, we start working on the boat again in March. That leaves you January and February for the list.
She is a very smart girl and she knows the routine.
Than anything I need help with in the summer, I hire my daughter's boyfriend.
He is painting the basement today!
Your time will come.
 

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Your daughter needs better boyfriends, who should be volunteering to help out, just to impress their prospective father-in-law... :)

LOL! I'm not laughing at you but I can relate. We are from the midwest, our season is 6 months if you stretch it. Every Fall when the boat comes out, my wife sits me down and hands me a list. She than explains it to me like this: We go on our cruise in November (Cruise Ship for a long weekend), than the Holidays; Thanksgiving and Christmas, we start working on the boat again in March. That leaves you January and February for the list.
She is a very smart girl and she knows the routine.
Than anything I need help with in the summer, I hire my daughter's boyfriend.
He is painting the basement today!
Your time will come.
 

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Plopping Lady Faith in should be done sooner, rather than later...so you can get some experience in on her.
no doubt Its coming we fired up the deisal stickin a hose up the water intake had to bleed her but she pretty much fired right up good news there!! some holes need attention shaft stuffing box looks like its off ceneterd somewhat PROBLY FINE THE WAY IT IS BUT I would feel better about it if its cenetered properly also want to pull the thru hull transducer make sure its water tight that does it for the holes some wiring and paint be all set I would say a month working on her everyday she would be ready but a few hour a week isnt gonna get it done at least not right away

we will get dock space for a month or so before we venture anywhere no doubt figure her moods so to speak
 
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