retiement at 40

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  1. catie I
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    catie I catie I

    hey sounds good hey?thats my plan,iam going to build up my in vestments over the next 10 years and buy my first catie(90ft catamaran).and spend the next 5-10 years at the latest,building to custom and planing my retiement on the open sea!this is my dream and if all goes well i will do it earlier! any advice on this subject would be great.
     
  2. waikikin
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    waikikin Senior Member

    Catie, sounds great, wont you miss Dubvagas though when your sailing in luxury , enjoying the deep blue, taking in the ozone, will you miss the wide open plains & swimming in the Maquarie River & swinging off the willow fronds before splashing into the cool water? Its a good scheme you've got to sail on a cat , I hope you got good resources to build a 90 footer, & good onya if you do, All the best from Jeff.
     
  3. Trevlyns
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    Trevlyns Senior Citizen/Member

    Dreams is dreams…

    Great news Catie! You already have a plan and a goal – just go achieve!!:)

    Mine’s to retire next year at 59 - with no money to speak of - on a 32ft proa I’m building for under £1000. I plan to exist very basically whilst touring the globe. Guess I just never got the “sixty’s hippie” out of me. :rolleyes:

    But I recon your dream Catie, is just as valid as mine.

    Just how much boat (or money) does it take to have fun on the water?

    Hope to bump into you one day – Thinks… would you invite me aboard for a good meal? :D

    Best!
     
  4. juiceclark

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    I turn 40 this year and had similar aspirations when in my 20s. Well, when you net worth finanally gets over seven figures you realize that's not nearly enough. The wife, KIDS....good luck! I'm still hoping to take 5 years at 50 and cruise the Great Loop and the Med. I figure I can always work when I'm too old to party...right?

    Tony in Sw FL
     
  5. Brent Swain
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    Brent Swain Member

    I semi retired at 26 by cutting costs. I've worked a month a year average since then.
    Brent
     
  6. SeaSpark
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    SeaSpark -

    I have met disillusioned people that worked hard for their dream for over ten years. In the process they did not find the time to go sailing at sea or living near shore on a boat for longer periods of time.

    Living on a boat is not always that nice. So if you have not experienced the cruising life before make sure to go sailing for longer periods as part of your preparation. You need to relax anyway from the money making.
     
  7. Pericles
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    Pericles Senior Member

    The dry humour of an English gentleman!

    Is it just me who sees this, but a person who turns up on this forum without a clue how to type correctly in the English language and you guys applaud his efforts?

    "hey sounds good hey?thats my plan,iam going to build up my in vestments over the next 10 years and buy my first catie(90ft catamaran).and spend the next 5-10 years at the latest,building to custom and planing my retiement on the open sea!this is my dream and if all goes well i will do it earlier! any advice on this subject would be great."

    Do you people believe this? I do not think I do!

    In my considered opinion, there are no "in vestments" , only a pipe dream and we are beholden to the other sensible people who contribute their advice and knowledge here, to not give credence to this catie 1 post.

    On the other hand, Richard Branson is dyslexic and he's handsomely rich to the tune of over $7 billion.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Branson

    The only thing Branson and I have in common is that I purchased "Tubular Bells" in 1973 along with millions of others and thus, made him rich. So, what the hell do I know? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tubular_bells

    Bugger it, I'm going to bed and I shall face the storm of abuse tomorrow. :D :D :D :D

    Pericles
     
  8. juiceclark

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    Pericles,
    After managing money for the wealthy for fifteen years, I have found no correlation between wealth and intelligence. The equation seems to be some mix of focus, luck (right time and place) and a willingness to delay the pleasures of the moment for potential gain. Well, I say "screw that!" A bus could hit me tomorrow - so, tonight I'm taking the flats boat out tonight and catching a few sharks.

    "Forrest Gump" was about the best movie script ever written. Life is great if you don't do anything stupid - like attempting to build a custom, 50' sportfish.

    Tony in Sw FL.
     
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  9. Pericles
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    Pericles Senior Member

    juiceclark,

    Life is even better than great, especially if you do do something not so stupid - like attempting to build a custom, 50' sportfish. Best thing you could do is make it even longer. :D :D :D

    Back to the original post, how hard is it to type the text off forum, then run a spelling and grammar check and "copy and paste" after corrections? A job application letter of that quality wouldn't hit the sides on its journey into the waste bin. There is only one chance to make a good first impression.

    Apart from inheriting wealth, intelligence has to be there to earn great wealth, but you are right, knowledge and education are not wisdom. :D

    Regards,

    Pericles
     
  10. Brent Swain
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    Brent Swain Member

    This forum is about boat design ideas, not perfecting the english language . Relax, mellow out a bit.
    Brent
     
  11. eponodyne
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    Right now my banker is plotting my "retiement."


    If I can afford to roll up my britches and go wading when I'm 108 it'll be a miracle, much less even lay eyes on a boat....
     
  12. Pericles
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    Brent,

    Agreed. this is a site about boats. It's not about perfecting the English language, it is about using it. There are more than enough translation programmes and spelling/grammar checkers online to help those who require that kind of help. Type the post as a letter, run the programmes and cut and paste. Basic computer knowledge that helps prevent one being exposed. That's how I write posts in French, they can sound archaic, but they are understandable and correctly spelled. Curiously, even the word "spell" has many meanings.

    http://sb.thefreedictionary.com/spell

    Correct pronunciation is the key to correct spelling i.e. the American written use of "then" rather than "than" confuses the meaning of a sentence, but arises directly from the speaker having perhaps not been taught the different spellings and meanings of the two words in early life.:D

    Then, there is the common American misused "Item A is different than item B.",

    It is "differs from" not "differs than", because the antonymic phrase is "Item A compares with Item B". So, in English we say "Item A differs from item B".

    Differs from, not differs than! So simple, but a good example of two nations divided by a common language.:D :D :D :D :D

    However, please do not feel dismayed by my gentle chiding. Read and understand Doric Scots if you can.

    Doric

    GIN I was God, sittin' up there abeen,
    Weariet nae doot noo a' my darg was deen,
    Deaved wi' the harps an' hymns oonendin' ringin',
    Tired o' the flockin' angels hairse wi' singin',
    To some clood-edge I'd daunder furth an', feth,
    Look ower an' watch hoo things were gyaun aneth.
    Syne, gin I saw hoo men I'd made mysel'
    Had startit in to pooshan, sheet an' fell,
    To reive an' ****, an' fairly mak' a hell
    O' my braw birlin' Earth,--a hale week's wark--
    I'd cast my coat again, rowe up my sark,
    An' or they'd time to lench a second ark,
    Tak' back my word an' sen' anither spate,
    Droon oot the hale hypothec, dicht the sklate,
    Own my mistak', an, aince I cleared the brod,
    Start a'thing ower again, gin I was God.

    Translation

    IF I were God, sitting up there above,
    Wearied no doubt, now all my work was done,
    Deafened by the harps and hymns unending ringing,
    Tired of the flocking angels hoarse with singing,
    To some cloud edge I'd saunter forth and, faith,
    Look over and watch how things were going beneath.
    Then if I saw how men, I'd made myself
    Had started out to poison, shoot and fell,
    To steal and **** and fairly make a hell
    Of my fine spinning Earth -- a whole week's work --
    I'd drop my coat again, roll up my shirt,
    And, ere they'd time to launch a second ark,
    Take back my word and send another flood,
    Drown out the whole shebang, wipe the slate,
    Admit my mistake, and once I'd cleared the board,
    Start everything over again, if I were God.

    2006 saw some interesting developments on the Doric front. Firstly, an Aberdeen hotel decided to use a Doric voice for their lift. Phrases said by the lift include "Gyaun Up" [gʲɑ:n ʌp] (Going up), "Gyaun Doun" [gʲɑ:n dun] (Going down), "atween fleers een an fower" [ə'twin fli:rz in ən 'fʌur] (between floors one and four) [3]. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, Maureen Watt of the SNP took her Scottish Parliamentary oath in Doric. She said "I want to advance the cause of Doric and show there's a strong and important culture in the North East." [4]. She was required to take an oath in English beforehand. There was some debate as to whether the oath was "gweed Doric" [gwid 'do:rɪk] or not, and notably it is, to a certain extent, written phonetically and contains certain anglicised forms such as "I" rather than "A", and "and" instead of "an":

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doric_dialect_(Scotland)

    "I depone aat I wull be leal and bear ae full alleadgance tae her majesty Queen Elizabeth her airs an ony fa come aifter her anent the law. Sae help me God"

    There is also some controversy over the use of "majesty" for a Scottish monarch.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apologetic_apostrophe

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulster_Scots_(linguistics)

    Ezzit nae eny wunda we dinna understan' won a nether?:D

    Pericles
     
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  13. waikikin
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    Pericles, why would you want to /iss on anothers dreams, wether its a "pipe" dream or something else? and so what if the've only got 1 post, you gotta start somewhere! Regards from Jeff.
     
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    Wrong! Your banker is planning his retirement w/your money! Sheez!!! ;)
     

  15. Pericles
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    Pericles Senior Member

    From Waikikin,

    "Pericles, why would you want to /iss on anothers dreams, wether its a "pipe" dream or something else? and so what if the've only got 1 post, you gotta start somewhere! Regards from Jeff."

    Jeff,

    That post rather proves my point don't you think?

    why would you want to /iss on another's dreams, whether its a "pipe dream" or something else? And so what if they've only got 1 post, you've got to start somewhere! :D :D

    Last weekend, I put this question to my teenager sons, "What is worse ambition without ability or ability without ambition?"

    The consensus was the first half of the question is worse, because the person who chooses not to use their ability, is probably happier than the person who wants what they cannot achieve. Better they learn life is cruel and plan accordingly. It called tough love!

    Pericles
     
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