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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    I'm depressed and Bummed Out! :(

    I'm selling my sailboat. I had a great run with her, but I'm not going to get enough recovery to sail her safely, and would rather see her go to another sailor rather than rot away in storage. After I sell her, I'm gonna buy a flats skiff instead. Still, it's a big piece of freedom that got taken away from me by the strokes.
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    What kinda boat ? pics ?

    I can't buy it but I'm kind of a landlocked aficionado.
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    Sorry about your loss. Can't you put it in your living room or something? It may serve as motivation!
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    you still can fish and youll get a new boat someday.illl send the fishing dog ya way

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    I hope you can find something just as compelling which meets your physical needs.

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    Sorry to hear the loss, Tom. Hope your recovery process continues smoothly.
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    Don't be depressed! You have the kick ass benefit of still being alive! AND you can and will still be boating. These are reasons to be gleefully happy.
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    Senor El Guapo. I think I know how you feel. My Mom used to love to drive. Just to get in her '76 Cutlass Supreme and drive around was a great joy to her. After her strokes she had to stop driving. That loss of freedom greatly affected her. So I think I know how you feel.

    On the other hand you have all those neighborhood Senoritas going gaga over El Guapo.
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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    Sorry to hear it.

    Maybe take one of those deep sea fishing trips. No boat maintenance.
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    ned merrill: "we're all gonna die... that doesn't make much sense, does it?"



    but, "i can swim home."

    and you can still read great literature.

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    Tom, as a fellow sailor, I know that this hurts, but as others have said, selling a boat beats kicking the bucket nine ways to Sunday. Cannot wait to see your new skiff. Do they run "scooters" down there or is the water too big for them?
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    Awe, cheer up Tom. You still have the best of life...you have your wife, your friends, fishing hobby, occasional ride on a trike, etc.
    I know it can be hard to let go of that boat, but maybe you can still go sailing with a few friends on their boat sometime.

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    bummer dude.
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    Before you sell it: have you considered purchasing a parrot, eye patch, and a cutlass and then hiring a small crew to to the physical work while you yell things like "Avast me, mateys!", "Hard starboard!!", and "Get m' cat o'nine tails ye bilge-sucking blaggard so's I can flog ye!"? I mean you already have the beard and the boat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
    Before you sell it: have you considered purchasing a parrot, eye patch, and a cutlass and then hiring a small crew to to the physical work while you yell things like "Avast me, mateys!", "Hard starboard!!", and "Get m' cat o'nine tails ye bilge-sucking blaggard so's I can flog ye!"? I mean you already have the beard and the boat...
    I like his idea.
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    vent away .... hey, at least you're still "Skipper"!
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Gawd, I can't even climb a couple of steps on a small stepladder.....my legs just won't support me safely. I had to be rescued this afternoon by my neighbor, Freddy's wife. I got to the second step and vertigo hit. All I could do was hang on and not fall. Abigaila saw mew in difficulty and literally sprinted over and commenced to chew me out for trying. All I was gonna do is patch a screen. Well, she patched it and worse, she told my wife on me. I'm in the doghouse, now, to boot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Abigaila saw mew in difficulty and literally sprinted over and commenced to chew me out for trying.
    Points to you for trying. Keep trying.
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    Hey there, Tom!

    I'm still praying for you, brother...Hang in there!

    Somebody suggested in gest, that you should get a Parrot. However that's really not a bad idea! They're very intelligent and they just love attention. OTOH, it's kinda hard for them to keep a secret, though!

    God bless...

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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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    So the neighbor's wife has a thing for you, eh? You clearly still have it, Tom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPablo View Post
    Hey there, Tom!

    I'm still praying for you, brother...Hang in there!

    Somebody suggested in gest, that you should get a Parrot. However that's really not a bad idea! They're very intelligent and they just love attention. OTOH, it's kinda hard for them to keep a secret, though!

    God bless...
    I was completely serious!

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    I know exactly how you feel. I sold my boat last Spring. This is the first time in 25 years I've been without. The one thing I don't miss though is getting it ready in the Spring and Winter for land. They are a lot of work and money.

    But nothing beats sailing. I think sailing is like golf - you never remember the bad times like sitting in heat and humidity without a breeze, but those few great times stick forever.
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
    I know exactly how you feel. I sold my boat last Spring. This is the first time in 25 years I've been without. The one thing I don't miss though is getting it ready in the Spring and Winter for land. They are a lot of work and money.

    But nothing beats sailing. I think sailing is like golf - you never remember the bad times like sitting in heat and humidity without a breeze, but those few great times stick forever.
    Or cycling, where you never remember the flats, the crashes, the chain derailments, and the near misses?
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    Making adjustments to physical changes sucks. Yet, as others have said, you're still around and kicking. So, you have the opportunity to make the adjustments. Some will come easier than others. When my father was 78 years of age he had both knees replaced. Four week later he was trying to climb a 30 foot ladder to repair some chimney flashing. Lucky for him a neighbor caught him and stopped him. Hell, I'd consider it good fortune to have a neighbor who did what yours did. With that said, just be careful in finding out what you can and can't do. It's your life and you should be able to push boundaries if you want, but as a bright man, be smart about it.
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