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Old 07-02-2017, 03:30 PM   #1
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A New Adventure Begins

Hi, I am Dave.

I just retired Friday after working for ten years as a flying doctor with the Indian Health Service in the American Southwest. Although we had 23 tribes in our service area, I mainly worked with the Navajo, Apache, Hopi, Hualapai, and Havasupai tribes.I am actually an ophthalmologist who spent twenty-eight years working overseas in the third world.

I sailed around the world for eleven years with my family on our 39 foot catamaran, Exit Only. In the next six months I will be refitting my sailboat for another adventure.

I won't be showing up for work on Monday, and that works fine for me.

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I will be cutting lots of chords in the next six months, and I think your forum will help me sort things out.

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You, sir, have had a fantastic life.

Welcome, congratulations, and enjoy!
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:06 PM   #3
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Welcome Dr. Dave, and congrats on your retirement! What kind of cat is it? Just curious as DH and I took a few years off a while back and spent it aboard a Manta around the same size as your boat. It sounds like you are set up for a wonderful and well-deserved retirement! Wishing you fair winds and following seas...
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Dr. Dave,

Welcome to the new chapter of your life. I manage one website and it keeps me super busy. I cannot image doing that for 500+ active domains. You will not be bored in retirement!

Congrats and enjoy!!
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Wow! Interesting life you have had.

Looks like a 38 year career in medicine you deserve time for yourself.
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Old 07-03-2017, 02:39 PM   #6
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Welcome Dr. Dave, and congrats on your retirement! What kind of cat is it? Just curious as DH and I took a few years off a while back and spent it aboard a Manta around the same size as your boat. It sounds like you are set up for a wonderful and well-deserved retirement! Wishing you fair winds and following seas...
It's a Privilege 39 catamaran from Jeantot Marine. It's an excellent trade wind sailing machine, and has always been safe offshore.

I sailed on the first Manta 40 in Coconut Grove,Florida when they were just starting up production. I seriously considered purchasing one as they were a robust design that would do well offshore.

I even met some people on a Manta 40 in Whangarei, New Zealand that can had been shipped there on Dockside Express for them to attend the America's cup. Nice cat.
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Dr. Dave,

Welcome to the new chapter of your life. I manage one website and it keeps me super busy. I cannot image doing that for 500+ active domains. You will not be bored in retirement!

Congrats and enjoy!!
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When I was working, I felt like I needed to give something back to the world, but you can imagine how much it cost for all those domains and sites. Instead of spending over $10,000 a year on the sites, I hope to back it down to a couple of thousand - maybe something like $2000. I can take that kind of a hit and still survive financially I hope. Time will tell.

It's fun to make the sites, but I suspect that I will be out of internet range for a significant period of time. I want to sail back to Australia, and internet will be spotty for that adventure, so I am not sure how much updating will happen. I have Land Rover Defenders in Australia and New Zealand, and I want to drive at least one of them on a trip around the world. Again, internet could be spotty on such a trip. So my websites will probably send lots of time on "autopilot".
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Dr. Dave,

Welcome to the new chapter of your life. I manage one website and it keeps me super busy. I cannot image doing that for 500+ active domains. You will not be bored in retirement!

Congrats and enjoy!!
How did you know he manages 500 active domains? Where did you see that?
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