{Stus-List} Sailing partners

Peter Deppisch peter.deppisch at sympatico.ca
Tue Feb 5 22:20:08 EST 2008


Patrick,
Sounds very familiar.  She goes shopping and I go sailing! 
And she is financially independent so it does not cost me anything. I 
think I cost her actually. 
My aunt lives in Sydney, BC. Time for a visit.    :-)
She bugs me about visiting her all the time. 
Peter
S/V Tangerine
C&C 35 MK II

patrick wesley wrote:
> The deal my wife and I have is that I don't put pressure on her to come
> sailing and she doesn't put pressure on me to come shopping. I'd like her to
> come sailing more often, but the reality is that the big part of the deal is
> that she mostly allows me to go sailing as often as I like, and to spend
> reasonable amounts of money on the boat!
>
> Patrick Wesley
> The Boat C & C 24 Mk II
> Westport Marina, Sidney, BC, Canada
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com [mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com]
> On Behalf Of Jake Brodersen
> Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 5:03 PM
> To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com
> Subject: Re: {Stus-List} FS 82 38' landfall
>
> Well said Peter.  I guess I should count my lucky stars that I married a
> woman, turned her into a sailor, and now have a foredeck crew that
> always shows up on time!
>
> Jake
>
>
> On Tue, 2008-02-05 at 19:40, Peter Deppisch wrote:
>   
>> I knew a chap, avid sailor and racer, got married to a lady that seemed 
>> to be enthusiastic sailor.  A couple of kiddies came along and now the 
>> pressure was on to sell the boat so that all the boat monies and 
>> expenses could be invested in the kid education fund! 
>> He was not a happy camper and I have lost track of the sailor so I don't 
>> know the outcome.
>>
>> Also knew a lady who loved to sail, probably still does.  She got 
>> married to a non-sailor.  The hurt of not sailing was there every time I 
>> talked to her.  Also lost contact.
>>
>> I sail and my lady does not. I sail and will always sail, at least until 
>> age does me in, and no one better ask me to make a choice because the 
>> choice will be you know what.  But then there are no kids and there will 
>> be no kids and we are very independent people anyway. 
>>
>> Giving up a boat is one thing - giving up sailing is another.  One can 
>> always sign up as crew on a racing boat at the many clubs in any sailing 
>> area.
>>
>> I would say that giving up sailing and giving up a boat is a very, very 
>> tough road to travel.  
>>
>> Another story - this one from a marriage counselling book.
>>
>> Two people very much in love!  They got married.  They had a kid.  He 
>> loved football.  She loved opera.  Neither was happy with going to the 
>> other person's events.  The split because there was not enough common 
>> ground between them!
>> Sex and love and a child was not enough! Got a divorce!   Stayed in the 
>> same neighbourhood and raised the kid.
>> They each got a chance to meet a person who shared their main interest 
>> in life! 
>>
>> If there are enough other common activities it may work but if not then 
>> things will get very tough. 
>>
>> My 2 cents after two divorces.
>>
>> Peter
>> S/V Tangerine
>>     
> Jake Brodersen
> C&C 35 Mk-III
> Midnight Mistress
> Hampton VA
>
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