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    Default Bobby's most excellent adventure.

    This month I have resigned, sold the house, sold everything I own, or ditched it, closed 23 years of affairs, and today bought the boat. She is in the BVIs. I finish my notice on Friday, and fly to Tortola via Amsterdam and St Maarten on Saturday. My family and I will be on board Monday mid day. This has been an amazingly stressful period. The plan is......... no plan. AAAAHHHHHH!!!

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    Congratulations.

    Enjoy
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Well that's a step! Congratulations indeed.

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    Nice photo Mike, have a good season.

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    What did you buy? Is the North East USA in your non plan?

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    Congratulations.

    If you ever sail here (Gentlemen never sail to windward) give me a call and I'll buy several beers. Cheers.
    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    Well done. The people of the Pelagic Village are all wonderful.

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    Afraid not current regulations make it a bit complicated.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    What did you buy? Is the North East USA in your non plan?

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    And I shall buy the next several. You are part of my itinerary.
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    Congratulations.

    If you ever sail here (Gentlemen never sail to windward) give me a call and I'll buy several beers. Cheers.

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    Just dropped the dog with her new family, blubbering like a baby��

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    Congrats! Be safe. Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by varadero View Post
    Just dropped the dog with her new family, blubbering like a baby😭
    i was wondering
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    No plan sounds wonderful.
    Go for it!!!!
    Keep calm, persistence beats resistance.

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    Livin the dream!

    Did I miss where you told us about the boat? That is a most important part, after all.

    Congratulations, enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    Livin the dream!

    Did I miss where you told us about the boat? That is a most important part, after all.

    Congratulations, enjoy.
    I slipped it into a couple of comments, but decided to not do a thread untill it was a reality.

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    The 50 ft cat?

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    I plaid for it this morning, Bill of sale in hand.
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    The 50 ft cat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by varadero View Post
    played
    poker?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by varadero View Post
    plaid
    a tartan for a cat seems a good trade
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Goin' westabout eh? Jealous.

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    Love spellchuck and beer.

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    You are about to embark on a journey many dream of, but few have the gonads to do.

    For me,that part about being" homeless " took a couple weeks to shake.......then the freedom kicked in.

    Congratulations.
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    Good luck, hope it works out.

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    Best wishes.
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    Please take some pictures and keep us in the loop, your living my dream!

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    Sincere congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by varadero View Post
    I plaid for it this morning, Bill of sale in hand.
    (resisting the Scorts one liners...)
    It was some ungodly hour when I read about it so wasn't really able to contribute much. That is just fantastic news, I know you mentioned it before in another thread and completely understand about not wanting to hex it. Friends have just bought a 50 ft Grainger cat in Aussie and are over there now just on their way or about to leave for Indonesia. Totally envious of them and you , takes some gronicles to sell everything and commit like that.
    What type cat is it? BVI already! So thats a nice bit of cruising around there before the canal and the marquesas in 17 eh.

    Fantastic.

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    Congratulations; well done! Pictures as things develop are obligatory, you realize.
    "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations,
    for nature cannot be fooled."

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    Is she tall and square rigged?

    Congratulations! Back home to the sea.

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    Bon voyage!

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    Fantastic news, congratulations.

    I wish you all the best in your new adventure.

    May your boat be leak free.
    May your sails be in good repair.
    May the winds be fair, the weather kind and
    May your days be filled with the exquisite pleasure of new adventures,
    Fabulous destinations and excellent friendship.
    Choose wisely -Treat kindly...

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    Some details if you are interested..

    http://www.privilegecatamaran.co.uk/Avanti/Welcome.html

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    Four private 'en suite' heads?How many women are going on this most excellent adventure with you???
    Last edited by Paul Pless; 05-23-2016 at 09:33 AM.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by varadero View Post
    Some details if you are interested..

    http://www.privilegecatamaran.co.uk/Avanti/Welcome.html
    Great choice.

    Looks lovely.
    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    The reality is sinking in, I hope to see you at Minerva reef!! John B

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