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    Retired and cruising!

    Well, yesterday was it. The last day in a 38 year career.

    All I have to do is go back at the end of the month and put in a partial "day" (really show up) to get credit for working in May which adds to my pension and gives me another month of free medical.

    Now it's time to start cruising!

    Departure day is May 3rd. I drop my truck off at the car shipping company on Monday the 2nd, and my son will drive me to Seward. There I will leave port forever on the first good weather day.

    The first leg of my adventure is Seward Alaska to Washington State. My guess for this segment is three weeks or so.

    From there I will park the boat for a bit, and drive my truck to La Paz Baja Sur, and park it. Then it will be a flight back to Seattle and the adventure continues!



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    KEVIN SANDERS
    4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


    Whats the weather like on the boat
    https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


    Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

    #2
    Is that a powergrid control center?
    1989 2159 Trophy Hardtop
    5.8L OMC Cobra
    2 1/2 year restoration project after "all you need to do is put the rebuilt engine back in".
    Mountlake Terrace, WA

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      #3
      Congratulations ! Enjoy the trip of a lifetime, and keep up in the loop of your travels.


      Ron
      1989 3218, twin 350 gas motors
      1988 Boston Whaler 13 Super Sport Limited
      2007 Yamaha VX Cruiser
      2012 Yamaha FX Cruiser

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      #4
      Originally posted by Metrodriver View Post
      Is that a powergrid control center?
      Yes, I worked my last few years as a power grid operator.

      KEVIN SANDERS
      4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


      Whats the weather like on the boat
      https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


      Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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        #5
        Kevin,
        Congratulations on reaching retirement - I guarantee that very soon you will wonder how you found time to go to work.
        Rob
        Bayliner 5788
        'Merlin V'
        Vancouver BC

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          #6
          Awesome plan!
          1985 Bayliner 3270
          110 Hino/Hurth 360A
          previous = built own Roberts V495, circumnavigated
          previous = Apollo 27
          previous = Folkes 39, sailed to Hawaii
          + few more before that..

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            #7
            Congratulations Kevin. Retirement is the second most pleasurable thing in life. I retired after 41 years and haven't missed work a single day. Please post frequently of your journey. Fare seas and safe travel.
            "Del-Sea"
            "98, 2859
            7.4 Mercruiser, B II
            Ferndale, WA. USA

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              #8
              Non voyage Kevin. Sounds like a great trip.
              Glen Sherwood
              1987 3270 twin 305’s
              Coupeville, WA

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                #9
                Congratulations on retirement! Rob’s comment about wondering how you had time to work is spot on. I’ve done extensive research and fact finding studies, brought in consultants (all retired) and still haven’t got a satisfactory answer.
                P/C Pete
                Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
                1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
                Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
                MMSI 367770440

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                  #10
                  Sweeeeeet! I’ll be following your adventure with great interest!
                  Jim Gandee
                  1989 3888
                  Hino 175's
                  Fire Escape
                  [email protected]
                  Alamitos Bay, SoCal

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                    #11
                    Congratulations on your retirement.

                    As stated earlier......you are going to wonder how you were able fit in both work and play time every week.
                    Present Boat- 2018 VR5 4.5/200hp Mercruiser
                    Last Boat- 1998 Capri 1950CL 3.0 Mercruiser

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                      #12
                      Congrats, Kev. We are sending a boat up from Bellingham to take your boats place. Major Marine Tour's newest fleet member:
                      Enjoy your time. There is always something to do when you aren't working.
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                      Tally and Vicki
                      "Wickus" Meridian 341
                      MMSI 338014939

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                        #13
                        Originally posted by talman View Post
                        Congrats, Kev. We are sending a boat up from Bellingham to take your boats place. Major Marine Tour's newest fleet member:
                        Enjoy your time. There is always something to do when you aren't working.
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                        Very cool!!! Those boats help make the local economy flourish!

                        KEVIN SANDERS
                        4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


                        Whats the weather like on the boat
                        https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                        Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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                          #14
                          Congratulations on your retirement Kevin! What a feeling that must be! Now on to even better things. We will all be following your new journey! Fair tides…..
                          David
                          Sidney, B.C.
                          MV Cassiopeia V
                          1990 4588
                          twin 250 hp Hinos
                          9kw Fisher Panda (new 2020)
                          Call Sign: CFDF
                          MMSI: 316014351

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                            #15
                            It will be so interesting reading about your journey. I predict a New York Times best seller when your trip notes are published.

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