All I Want For Christmas Is ...

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  1. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    9,032 posts, 3,938 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Maybe you can use that profile on Match or E-Harmony.
    Tell us how it works out.
    ‘‘Tis the season “.
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  2. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,606 posts, 2,560 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    I am looking for time in my stocking.
    That, and an electrical system with electric aux motor. But, mostly time.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  3. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    5,575 posts, 1,173 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    Ah yes. The older we get, the more precious time becomes. You youngsters. take heed. Hear us old farts!
    "Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of".
     


  4. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    3,617 posts, 1,672 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    Get a job. When I was working full time I got a lot more done. Now that I'm mostly retired I don't seem to get as much done, but I do enjoy doing what I do more.... :doh:
     


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  5. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,606 posts, 2,560 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    I have a job, just not working for someone else. Working for myself does take a lot more of my time (basically I'm on the clock from the moment I'm out of bed to the moment I crash again). It also has less monetary return, more worry and tighter deadlines.
    Thanksgiving for a turkey farmer isn't easy either.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  6. DayDreamer41

    DayDreamer41

    Joined Oct 29, 2016
    1,324 posts, 660 likes
    Hunter 41 DS
    Un Port Huron
    Its even worse for the turkey........
     


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  7. Gene S

    Gene S

    Joined Nov 29, 2015
    175 posts, 40 likes
    Delphia 37
    US Tacoma
    My two front teeth, my 2 front teeth. No, just heat in the boat. And maybe new Sails.
     


  8. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    9,032 posts, 3,938 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Yes Gene... It is that time of year where heat in the boat is nice. I have found that it takes a while to get the boat warm. The heater can be putting out 100 plus air temp, but the boat feels cold until the cushions, and interior bulkheads warm up. Insulation and continual air exchange (warming outside air and bringing it in to the boat) helps. Also warm clothes and a place to go ashore while the boat is warming.
     


  9. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    2,582 posts, 1,203 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    New standing rigging, and like @jssailem requested an InReach mini, so the wife is more comfortable with long cruises into the wilds of Canada.
     


  10. AlastairLC

    AlastairLC

    Joined Jan 2, 2017
    453 posts, 160 likes
    O'Day 322
    US Lake Pleasant
    It looks like you’ve got that one nailed, John.
     


  11. DayDreamer41

    DayDreamer41

    Joined Oct 29, 2016
    1,324 posts, 660 likes
    Hunter 41 DS
    Un Port Huron
    The ultimate for Christmas would be a wife who embraces sailing with all the vigor that I do and a racing crew who is available for all the races on the schedule.
     


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  12. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    3,617 posts, 1,672 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    Last night my wife said, "I can't wait for sailing season to start. Only took you 13 years to convince me." I knew she was a keeper. :)
     


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  13. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    1,216 posts, 658 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Well, you can't have mine! She's busy planning MY next summers cruise.
     


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  14. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,606 posts, 2,560 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    My wife says she's working towards the day we can live aboard and travel the World. I think the idea both excites her and makes her nervous.

    Funny how cruising with me makes her nervous but she had no reservations about jumping aboard a boat and crossing the Atlantic when my father was the captain. What's up with that?o_O

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  15. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    9,032 posts, 3,938 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    It is about perception and applied trust.
     


  16. DayDreamer41

    DayDreamer41

    Joined Oct 29, 2016
    1,324 posts, 660 likes
    Hunter 41 DS
    Un Port Huron
    My lovely would rather travel by plane to far away destinations, Rome is next June for a couple of weeks, we are traveling on a pilgrimage to celebrate a dear friends ordination as a priest. While I embrace this idea I would love if she would reciprocate, possibly in time.......... something I have less of ahead of me.
     


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  17. capta

    capta

    Joined Jun 4, 2009
    3,051 posts, 1,099 likes
    Pearson 530
    na Admiralty Bay, Bequia SVG
    A LIPO battery bank, monitoring, and charging system. After the small craft watermaker, I believe this is the biggest advancement in comfortable living aboard in modern times.
    However, unless there's a lotto win in our future, this is way beyond possibility.
    And honestly, at my age, certainly not worth the expenditure.
     


  18. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho

    Joined Dec 28, 2015
    299 posts, 122 likes
    Laser, Hunter H30 Standard
    Un Tacoma
    Foullies. Jacket and pants. Can't wait!
     




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