Retirement plan

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jboriol, May 16, 2018 at 9:30 PM.

  1. jboriol

    jboriol I Love microskiff.com!

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    0E9422C6-6292-43FB-B205-8B5B759DEF5C.jpeg So I had this view at lunch the other day...pretty much my dream combo.

    Made me rethink my retirement plan. 1/2 the year in Venice, LA and 1/2 the year in Bahamas.

    I’m only 2 kids cars, 2 college tuition bills, and 4,380 days away.
     
  2. trekker

    trekker Well-Known Member

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  3. yobata

    yobata I Love microskiff.com!

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    How does one launch and retrieve that skiff? Or is that only done in port with a crane?
     
  4. SomaliPirate

    SomaliPirate Well-Known Member

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    I would need to run a lot of square groupers to afford that setup.
     
  5. mwolaver

    mwolaver waterman 16

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    I need to know this... I'm 29 days away from retirement and my 16' waterman will look good on that boat. ;-) I guess I should ask the wife first...
     
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  7. jboriol

    jboriol I Love microskiff.com!

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    Ask for forgiveness
     
  8. ifsteve

    ifsteve Well-Known Member

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    Hey buddy thats an awesome plan. For quite awhile my thinking was a 35' sportfisher and a flats skiff. Half the year in the Keys and half the year in Costa Rica. But then reality set in and I had to "settle" for half time chasing redfish and half time chasing trout and ducks......thinking about it I ended up with a better plan after all!
     
  9. jboriol

    jboriol I Love microskiff.com!

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    If I give up Starbucks until I retire I might be able to fill the fuel tank once.
     
  10. makin moves

    makin moves Well-Known Member

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    Lower your expectations and you will be living the high life before you know it. Redneck-Houseboat.jpg
     
  11. lemaymiami

    lemaymiami Well-Known Member

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    The first (and only) time I retired - I was 47... after a month or two I was working again. The next time I retire will be when they bury me. Had a fair number of friends retire - and they were gone in less than six months. During that retirement I mentioned I went back to school and got my captain's license and have been guiding full time these past 22 years. Wouldn't change a thing, either.

    By the way every boat is trouble --the more "boat" you have - the more trouble (just another of those "ask me how I know propositions....").
     
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  12. ifsteve

    ifsteve Well-Known Member

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    Retirement is the second no make that third best thing I ever did behind getting married and having two boys. I had a fantastic career. But I like the freedom to hunt and fish when its good and not around the workday!!!!
     
  13. not2shabby

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    I don't see it in the photo, but most of these tender configurations have a davit crane somewhere or a portable davit that can be mounted on the deck. Only has to be able to lift 1,200lbs or so. Should be able to launch and load anywhere.
     
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  14. jboriol

    jboriol I Love microskiff.com!

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    I like your 2nd career plan, think about it often. 2019 plan is to get my Capt. Lic, something I’ve always wanted to do and then who knows.
     
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  15. Carivera

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    I hope to transition to guiding when I get to retire from my first career in approximately 4,745 days. Probably will bounce back and forth from southwest Florida to Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia, fly fishing both. Fingers crossed.
     
  16. Plumb Crazy

    Plumb Crazy Active Member

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    I love this site...Just to know when I dream... I am not alone..
     
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  17. BM_Barrelcooker

    BM_Barrelcooker I Love microskiff.com!

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    I’d make sure to stay in the cocaine trade.
    Weed is way too nickel and dime. And the Meth customer base is so darn erratic.
     
  18. mwolaver

    mwolaver waterman 16

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    Like some others, a captains license is in my retirement plans. Our local sea school can combine that with an in depth class on operation and maintenance of a vessel this size. From docking to fixing the water maker.

    I've been around the guiding business in South florida for many years and it is just too much work for me. More power to you, Capt bob. I'll update ya'll in about three months.
     
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  19. EdK13

    EdK13 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Heck, at-least there will be plenty of potential clients. Florida Republica will have a population of at-least 45 million in 4300 days..
     
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