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post #34 of Old 05-07-2014
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Re: The great things about owning a sailboat that no one tells you about

I agree with all these points, but #3 reaches out to me especially. Last year when my boat was on the hard, I made 6 or 8 complete passes over the hull with various grades of sandpaper, compounds, and polish. And not once did I even think, "Man, this sucks." No way would I ever have anything close to that sort of motivation for a car in my driveway.

Here's one thing I would add to the list: In my area, the Chesapeake and its tributaries are like a neighboring state that I had never visited before having a sailboat. Seeing an area from the water is every bit as eye opening as seeing it from the air.
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