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Re: The Maintenance Learning Curve to Competence Conundrum

Originally Posted by bljones View Post
Bubblehead's thread on the three year Albin Vega refit got me thinking.
Anybody else picked up a valuable skillset or two that they figured they would never attempt, and now apply on a regular basis?
I've frequently attempted things w/o being sure I could finish them. Tried rebuilding a tractor water pump at 15 years old with no experience, advice, or help. My son even asked me once where I learned all these things. "I just do them," I said.

I will say owning a boat gives me a whole different mindset towards cars and homes. Autos and real estate now look ridiculously simple -- they stand still for maintenance and they don't usually sink.

Sailing "Horizons," a Hunter 31, from the Middle Chesapeake around Solomons Island.
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