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post #9 of Old 03-04-2008
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Help others enjoy boating

Okay, you successful business men and women who are entering retirement lets make a deal. Many of us can't afford a sailboat let alone charter one for a week yet we love to sail. Sailing interests have dropped. Many kids are not introduced to sailing and never have the opportunity to get involved.

When I was in college several times during the summer, I would get im my car early in the morning and travel to the eastern shore arriving at a marina, find a boat that the owner was working on and picked up a conversation. Soon I was sanding and painting the bottoms of many boats, finishing the teak and cleaning the cabins. For this, I not only found new friends but they were nice enough to invite me on weekend sailing cruises.

It would be great to promote these opportunities almost like The benefit to a boat owner, well they get help on the many different maintenance tasks and the boatless person they get to sail. The tirhg mix of personalities is required but I never had the problem.
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