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Tom Stormcrowe 05-19-14 08:32 PM

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.

Zinger 05-19-14 08:40 PM

What kinda boat ? pics ?

I can't buy it but I'm kind of a landlocked aficionado.

lsberrios1 05-19-14 08:43 PM

Sorry about your loss. Can't you put it in your living room or something? It may serve as motivation!

windhchaser 05-19-14 08:51 PM

you still can fish and youll get a new boat someday.illl send the fishing dog ya way

StupidlyBrave 05-19-14 09:10 PM

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

daihard 05-19-14 09:13 PM

Sorry to hear the loss, Tom. Hope your recovery process continues smoothly.

Michigander 05-19-14 09:15 PM

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.

eja_ bottecchia 05-19-14 09:41 PM

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. :D

Artkansas 05-19-14 11:52 PM

Sorry to hear it.

Maybe take one of those deep sea fishing trips. No boat maintenance. :D

eschlwc 05-20-14 12:07 AM

ned merrill: "we're all gonna die... that doesn't make much sense, does it?"

http://www.brixpicks.com/wp-content/...6/swimmer9.jpg

but, "i can swim home."

and you can still read great literature.

jsharr 05-20-14 05:56 AM

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?

DBA 05-20-14 07:09 AM

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.

himespau 05-20-14 07:30 AM

bummer dude.

RPK79 05-20-14 07:38 AM

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...

bigbenaugust 05-20-14 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 16774671)
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.

rumrunn6 05-20-14 12:44 PM

vent away .... hey, at least you're still "Skipper"!

Tom Stormcrowe 05-20-14 07:55 PM

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. :eek: I'm in the doghouse, now, to boot.

Artkansas 05-20-14 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe (Post 16777167)
Abigaila saw mew in difficulty and literally sprinted over and commenced to chew me out for trying.

Points to you for trying. :thumb: Keep trying.

WestPablo 05-20-14 11:22 PM

Hey there, Tom!

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

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! :lol:

God bless...

bigbenaugust 05-21-14 04:33 AM

So the neighbor's wife has a thing for you, eh? You clearly still have it, Tom.

RPK79 05-21-14 08:21 AM

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Originally Posted by WestPablo (Post 16777699)
Hey there, Tom!

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

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! :lol:

God bless...

I was completely serious!

StanSeven 05-21-14 08:45 AM

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.

bigbenaugust 05-21-14 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by StanSeven (Post 16778492)
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?

NOS88 05-21-14 09:11 AM

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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