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  1. As you know CL, I had the pleasure of building mine at the Southwest Harbor yard in 2005. I visited often during the build. There were literally no compromises to quality. Any path to improvement was always taken, regardless of cost. I fear we're losing the ability to access the sort of devoted craftsmanship required for a build like those accomplished at the Hinckley yard for so many generations.
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    Sailing to Maine. Outside Route

    Sorry I'm so late to this. Nantucket and Maine are two different worlds. I'd pick one. More time. Please try to give those sailing with you a good time. You want them to sail again with you.
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    Cool stuff you see in boatyards

    I'm good. We're all healthy. I think it's pretty cool you and Beth did the ERR and got out for a bunch of time aboard. I've been out quite a bit. My girls are still more interested in horses but that's fine. Sailing to Nantucket next week via Hadley as Vineyard Sound currents will be foul. Seeing some friends there. Will have to get into Tarpaulin on the way back. Please give my best to Beth and the kids and your mom.
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    Cool stuff you see in boatyards

    Looks like an Apollo command and service module prior to separation at re-entering the earth's atmosphere. CL, you're around my age. You should know this shit.
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    our next victim

    What is a "Barbra Streisand chair?"
  6. Favorite? A Myboat, of course.
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    "Culus Nauticus" (nautical a**hole)

    Vermont? Now that's a surprise. Is that Lost Valley? My uncle used to work at Squaw in Greenville near Moosehead Lake. I ski at Sunday River at least once a year with my daughter. The original skiing in this area involved one big pole, so we pinheads aren't really doing it right.
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    "Culus Nauticus" (nautical a**hole)

    My parents were too cheap to take us skiing when we were kids, so my brother and I used to strap on some nordic (cross country) skis and ski in the woods near our house. I learned the telemark technique doing that and just kept doing it when I could afford a lift ticket.
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    "Culus Nauticus" (nautical a**hole)

    I'm a tele skier. Not a very good one. It's a lot of work.
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    Retirement Planning

    I likely have nothing that you guys don't already know. But I'll parrot the ideas that diversification and paying low fees and not trading in and out are the keys to success. Stock index funds. Doesn't really matter which ones. Average in as stocks always seem expensive and it makes buying easier. Sell only when you need the cash. I'm just a math guy that picks stocks for a living, not a financial advisor, but I've never met one who knows any more than you guys. I had the big C when I was 18. Hodgkins 1B. Quite curable even back in 1980. I know IBs cancer story pretty well--his approach really impressed me.
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    Winding Down - an end in sight

    Good luck with your life changes, BJ. Would be great if you guys could book-end the trip with a bunch of us rafted up and hanging from your bigass anchor again. I'm sure you've acquired some stories.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Not really a local, but Pulpit Harbor? Lovely spot.
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    Feasibility to refit a big, old boat?

    A boat's cost is not the entry price, but the maintenance.