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Old 05-07-2016, 05:34 PM   #41
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I'm 76 now and my attitude toward trawlering is changing. Loosing interest as well as ability.

I quit flying after 20 yrs ... just got boring. Enough to bail at least. Humming along at 3000' guiding the bird along w gentle nuges on the stick .. looking to the sides at the clouds and down at the farm fields. The magic super rewarding flights came to be fery few. Just not enough reason to fly on.

Re this thread most all the feelings and views will change a lot quickly or slowly depending on the person. At 55 most of us that have a long history of boating will think there is no end in sight. But there is.

TDunn,
Terrible ......... But you may not know just how bad it is at this point. I know quite a few people that do well for quite a few years .. even 15 or more. Most all have a very positive attitude.
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Old 05-07-2016, 06:02 PM   #42
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I always considered myself a life long boater, but a cancer diagnosis three months ago looks like it is going to change that.
Very sorry to hear that. Medical events are what will stop most of us. Wish the best in treatment.
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Old 05-07-2016, 06:53 PM   #43
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I always considered myself a life long boater, but a cancer diagnosis three months ago looks like it is going to change that.
The news none of us wants to get...hope your path through this is as uncomplicated as possible.
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Old 05-07-2016, 06:59 PM   #44
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Thanks for the kind words. At this point the biggest problem is that medical costs have siphoned away a good deal of the boating budget. We shall see what happens, but this may be my last year on the water.
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Old 05-07-2016, 07:18 PM   #45
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R U a Lifetime or seasonal boater?

We bought Bliss a year after beating the big C into remission. You can beat its ass too. Sold the boat and looking for the next big thing. Boating is optional, a life well lived chasing your passions is not. You're in my prayers TDunn.
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Old 05-07-2016, 07:52 PM   #46
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Hang in there TDunn, fought that bastard off five years ago and still boating. They tell you its like eating an elephant--one bite at a time. All our prayers Bruce & Lorna
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:22 PM   #47
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Always considered myself a lifer. We've been planning on retiring early and cruising full time for years. Had planned on going all the way around. As I get somewhat older the world seems a bit larger thou. Who knows.
As I get older the world seems a bit scarier.
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:20 PM   #48
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I always considered myself a life long boater, but a cancer diagnosis three months ago looks like it is going to change that.
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I'm very sorry to hear of your unfortunate circumstance. You have my prayers and positive energy toward you. Great cures are in play these days. Best luck!!! Humor is also a great healer. Keep a stiff upper lip and a gleam of joy in your eyes. Hopefully this will pass for healthful years to come.

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Old 05-08-2016, 07:28 AM   #49
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TD, I'm sorry to hear that. Hope all the best for you and your family.
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TDunn , sorry the hear that news . Our thoughts and prayers are with you .
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How is that saying, it's better to have love and lost it then never loved at all?
My mom had big dreams of buying a sailboat and sailing around for years! They (Mom and husband) went so far as to charter boats they liked and spend time behind the wheel but never actually did it. Now their health and age have crept up on them and they will never do it. If they did, even for a season they would have wonderful memories and stories to tell.
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Dang, T. I didn't read the whole thread. Sorry to hear about your situation. Prayers sent
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Old 05-08-2016, 09:38 AM   #53
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Since we live on the eagle, we would try to leave the dock more often. We plan on being a live a board until we are not capable any more. The reason we are land yatching is we still can. If we do move on land we will rent or assistance living. Live is easier without a lot of stuff.
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