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Last Week’s (Episode)
Stripping Away pieces of our life and self
The Search and the Crazy Cosmic Ridiculousness
Bob and Jody Bitchin – Instrumental in the Process
Other People’s Paradise
Latitudes and Attitudes
Cruising Outpost Magazine
Met Bob and Jody at the St. Pete Boat Show:
Why Lucky Liked Bob Bitchin
Bob never had a “Real Job”
All the things he did, all the things he loves
Who did Dawn Like?
Bob and Jody Bitchin
Bob and Kaye Steadman “Cruising with Bettie”:
Ahmed and Lena Agrama – Sea of Love Productions on YouTube:
Lin and Larry Pardey
The Difference between them all
“I Can’t recommend Decadence as a way of Life, but it works for ME.”
The Difference between the Bitchins and the Pardeys
Being a Purist: Dawn Pulls the Cork
Dawn Doesn’t Give a Shit
What Decadence Means to Dawn – Lin’s Example
Bob and Kaye at Cruising With Bettie – The Film Style and Their Crazy Adventure
Lena and Ahmed Agrama at Sea of Love Productions
Their Sensuality, Diving with Sharks, and Getting Busy
Associating with Others, Appreciating the Similarities, bringing our
Personalities to Cruising
Monitizing on a Life We Love,
Finding our Niche
Bringing the Best of all Under one Roof
Blowing Everyone out of the Water
Shopping for A BOAT: The SEARCH
Sailing, Cruising and Liveaboard Pages on Facebook
Specific Attributes Lucky and Dawn were Looking for in their Boat
World Cruiser, Capable of Crossing Oceans
Room for Provisioning
Heavy Displacement – Not Fast, but handle weather
Thick Hull
Full Keel Tracks well
Double Ender – Canoe Stern allows water around
Center Cockpit – steering in Middle instead of back and Aft Cabin
Cutter rig – Two headsails
Brands of Boats we Loved
Tai Ching
Hans Christian
Why? Overbuilt, Heavy duty, Like the Cars Dawn Likes
How Dawn Handled a Tropical Storm in S/V Chrysalis
So MANY boats, choosing a 30 year old boat ON Purpose
The Properties of Fiberglass in the 70’s & 80’s
The Craftsmanship of Older Boats
How Older Taiwanese Boats Were Built
First up: The Slocum 43 – A Serious Contender
In Virginia – A Hellacious Winter
We Sail Where the Butter Melts
Owner Made a Difficult Purchase
The Benefit of the TIMELINE and SPECIFICITY in Manifesting
Create urgency
But, Loosen the Grip
Holy Shit, This WORKS!!
Lucky Set the DATE: Sleeping on the Boat by DECEMBER 15th
The Safety of Setting the Reasonable Goal
The voice of the “Yeah, BUT”
The Slocum – She was MASSIVE
Difficulties Arise in the Purchase
Heading Home – Watching “Down the Rabbit Hole”
“This Could Really Happen!”
The Deal Falls through and Hopes are Dashed
Back to the Drawing Board
Releasing and Moving On: NEXT
How We Justify Losses
Talking Ourselves into and out of Anything
Lucky Receives a Private Message – Another Boat!
The Gulfstar 47
The Florida Search: A Shotgun Blast
The Bruce Roberts – the SHIP
The Vagabond 42 – Catching the Dream from a Dreamboat
Clearwater Beach – Lucky’s Dream Location
The Beauty and the Pain of a Neglected Classic
The Spindrift 43 – Riding the Roller Coaster
Why you Never See a Sprindrift on the Market
The Dizzying Online Search
Dang! She’s Pretty Cool
Lucky Humors Dawn’s Idea and Agrees
The Spindrift Has ALL the Criteria – Is this the Boat?
Lucky is in Love – With the BOAT
Dawn Wasn’t Impressed – Doesn’t “Fit”
How Lucky knew to Back off – “Get Her On Board” by Nick O’Kelly
We Pass on the Spindrift
The Gulfstar 47 – A “Million Dollar” yacht
Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover
A King Sized Bed and Mirrors on the Ceiling!
Dawn Starts Drinking During the Show: Diseño Malbec – “GREAT Everyday Drinker”
Dawn Breaks the News on the Last Night in Florida: “Don’t be Mad at Me”
Call the Broker – We Need a Second Look
Our Amazing Broker: Alan Pressman at Windswept Yacht Sales in Sarasota:
Lucky Shits His Pants and Does the Happy Dance
Dawn Tries on the Spindrift One More Time
“I think this is our Home!”
The Seller’s Loss of Identity
Flying through the brokers – “They’re All Schmucks!”
Letting Go of a Dream and Passing it On to Us
The Boat Survey – Home Inspection/Appraisal
She’s Solid As a Rock
Sneaking Aboard Overnight
The Alarm Sounds!!
“I will be Sleeping on My Boat by December 15th at 10:00 p.m.”
The Danger of Applying Logic and Reasonable Thinking and Logic to our Dreams
Get your Head out of the Way
What Happens when You Share Your Dreams with Others
Listening to our own Brain Banter
Lucky and Dawn Both Get a Two-for-One