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Old 09-11-2012, 08:15 PM   #21
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Kasanders,
Sounds like your work could be at least a partial explanation to your presence on TF.
I would never live on a boat. I like my stuff too much and Chris was a professional gardener so we'll stick to da dirt.
I had a week on week off job in Juneau in the 70s and thought I'd do a lot of cruising on my week off ...... didn't work out that way.

My work gives me a fair wage, health care, etc..., and over 1/2 the year off.

I'm like to think I'm semi retired.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:33 PM   #22
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On our way home from football practice tonight my 10 year old son and I got to talking about selling our power boats, renting the house out, buying a 50' sailboat, and heading to southern latitudes. If I don't get to do this in this life I suspect my son just may and as a parent, that is a better thought than even being able to do it myself.

Ken- if your 1/2 a year job making $500k is hiring please submit my name. I am willing to relocate. I can make that in commercial real estate but darned if it is not steady!
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:42 PM   #23
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Greetings,
Mr. Woodsong. " If I don't get to do this in this life I suspect my son just may and as a parent, that is a better thought than even being able to do it myself."
Bullfeathers!!!!! Best would be doing it WITH your son
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:14 PM   #24
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Ken- if your 1/2 a year job making $500k is hiring please submit my name. I am willing to relocate. I can make that in commercial real estate but darned if it is not steady!

Thats too funny! I wish!

The oil patch pays well, but not that well. The great thing is the time off!
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:36 PM   #25
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FF- I agree- best to do it WITH my son/family! 2nd best is instilling a love of the water in my children.

Kevin- what's this? There goes my image of you as a high roller and friend of Trump himself!
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Greetings,
Mr. Woodsong. FF????? EXCUSE ME!!!!! I used to like you......
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haha- sorry about that RT- all old people look the same to me!

SOOOO just kidding my friend- meant in jest for sure!


Sorry about that- was posting in a rush and not reading everything.
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Greetings,
Mr. Woodsong. OLD???????
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Mr. Woodsong appears to be digging a hole
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:59 AM   #31
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That's exactly what I have been doing for the last 17 years with my boat.
Used to do 6 on 6 off when I was deep sea, then went to 5 on 5 off in the off shore industry and now doing 4 on 4 off working the tugs in a remote iron ore port in Western Australia. I can take off and when its time to go back to work tie the boat up and get on a plane and back to work.
Havn't done the foreign cruise as yet as my partner and I both still have aged mothers that require a bit of attention.

But with that kind of roster you get the best of both worlds.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:51 AM   #32
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What you also want to do is take the grandkids out on the water. But maybe not all of them at once.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:59 AM   #33
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I have a dream...but I'm afraid it will remain just that...2iC not keen...but for anyone keen to really cruise the would, as FF says, a motor sailer is probably the way to go, and this purpose built Diesel Duck is that and more. It has even cruised the Antarctic...
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