That kinda sucked, but I chose this life so... - Page 4 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree35Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #31  
Old 08-06-2013
Sal Paradise's Avatar
Captain Obvious
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 642
Thanks: 13
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 2
Sal Paradise is on a distinguished road
Re: That kinda sucked, but I chose this life so...

No offense meant. :-) And I'm super jealous.


I'm married 20 years, and lucky if I can get my wife to set foot on the boat. She sits in the cabin scared most of the time.

But meant a joke.
__________________
Warning: All comments by this poster are likey to be tongue in cheek and should be read as such unless noted otherwise.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #32  
Old 08-06-2013
Ferretchaser's Avatar
Owned by Velcro
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: On a Boat
Posts: 682
Thanks: 9
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 4
Ferretchaser is on a distinguished road
Re: That kinda sucked, but I chose this life so...

Hey whoever wants to drive a tug with a tiller will work on anyone's boat

As far as boat wives go, I have it sussed. My missus to be has her own boat and we will sail together but each of us single handing. Its the future.

ATB

Michael
__________________
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

Light travels faster than sound. That is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak!.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #33  
Old 08-06-2013
Capt.aaron's Avatar
KNOT KNOWN
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Guanaja, Bay Islands, Honduras
Posts: 1,320
Thanks: 1
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Capt.aaron is on a distinguished road
Re: That kinda sucked, but I chose this life so...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimMcGee View Post
Whatever doesn't kill you makes a good bar story.

I'm guessing you have a few good bar stories...

Let me add that back in those day's, in that area of Venezuela, every bar was a brothel. When ever I tried to go out drinkin with fellow female crew, the management would ask to see her health papers and prost. lisence. But yes indeed that was a good story.
__________________
" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #34  
Old 08-06-2013
travlineasy's Avatar
Morgan 33 O.I. Perryville
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,059
Thanks: 3
Thanked 38 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 4
travlineasy will become famous soon enough
Re: That kinda sucked, but I chose this life so...

Aaron, I just got the time to read this thread - WOW! One thing I immediately noticed is that you seem to have lost some weight. Hope that was on purpose.

As for single handing, I do that all the time, as many of you know - even when I have someone with me. For me, I feel much better when I have total control of the boat and everything in it. Sure, it's nice to have company along, but for the most part, they're mainly passengers, even when they're experienced boat owners themselves. Now, when captain Melissa was with me, I loved every minute. She's a real savvy lady, knows her way around a sailboat better than most I've met, and one Hell of a mechanic to boot. She saved me a lot of grief and a bundle of money when she climbed into the engine compartment through openings this old man could never access, then discovered there was a fuse on the side of the electric fuel pump that had blown. I had already spent more than $300 having a local mechanic fixing things, and the engine still wouldn't run for more than 30 seconds. After she changed the fuse, the engine has been running like a Swiss watch ever since.

Now, Aaron, I won't be sailing back to the keys this winter, but I hope to be driving down, probably in late January, spend a month, then head for a couple other locations before returning to the frozen north. I'll be playing music at some of the resorts and Tiki Bars as well, and I would sure love for you and your dad to come to one of the places I'll be playing, tilt some brewskis and eat some fattening food.

Keep in touch,

Gary
Capt.aaron likes this.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #35  
Old 08-06-2013
JimMcGee's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Barnegat Bay, NJ
Posts: 1,286
Thanks: 12
Thanked 20 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 9
JimMcGee is on a distinguished road
Re: That kinda sucked, but I chose this life so...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Capt.aaron View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimMcGee View Post
Whatever doesn't kill you makes a good bar story.

I'm guessing you have a few good bar stories...
Let me add that back in those day's, in that area of Venezuela, every bar was a brothel. When ever I tried to go out drinkin with fellow female crew, the management would ask to see her health papers and prost. lisence. But yes indeed that was a good story.
Maybe one of these days I can buy you a beer in Key West. I hear they have one or two bars there.

You can tell me about Venezuela, I can tell you about getting shot at in Romania.

Hell if you haven't been shot at, poisoned or flown in something held together with baling wire and duct tape you haven't really traveled.
Capt.aaron and LoboPops like this.
__________________
95 Catalina 30 Island Time

If a man is to be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most" - E.B. White
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #36  
Old 08-06-2013
RobGallagher's Avatar
HANUMAN
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Noank, Connecticut, USA
Posts: 1,306
Thanks: 7
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 13
RobGallagher is on a distinguished road
Re: That kinda sucked, but I chose this life so...

4 hour watches, plenty of sleep, a perfectly running engine = no stories.

Those perfect, beautiful days all blend into one one. That one time you almost lost an eye, you remember that shite.
Capt.aaron likes this.
__________________
HANUMAN
'88 C&C 30 MKII
NOANK, CT
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #37  
Old 08-06-2013
SloopJonB's Avatar
Senior Moment Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 10,358
Thanks: 55
Thanked 35 Times in 33 Posts
Rep Power: 3
SloopJonB will become famous soon enough
Re: That kinda sucked, but I chose this life so...

I don't know if I'm just lucky or have better than average judgement or what but I've NEVER had to share a boat with an a$$hole like that.

In fact I've never even wanted to get ashore to get away from someone onboard.
Capt.aaron likes this.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken, opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #38  
Old 08-07-2013
Capt.aaron's Avatar
KNOT KNOWN
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Guanaja, Bay Islands, Honduras
Posts: 1,320
Thanks: 1
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Capt.aaron is on a distinguished road
Re: That kinda sucked, but I chose this life so...

Quote:
Originally Posted by travlineasy View Post
Aaron, I just got the time to read this thread - WOW! One thing I immediately noticed is that you seem to have lost some weight. Hope that was on purpose.

As for single handing, I do that all the time, as many of you know - even when I have someone with me. For me, I feel much better when I have total control of the boat and everything in it. Sure, it's nice to have company along, but for the most part, they're mainly passengers, even when they're experienced boat owners themselves. Now, when captain Melissa was with me, I loved every minute. She's a real savvy lady, knows her way around a sailboat better than most I've met, and one Hell of a mechanic to boot. She saved me a lot of grief and a bundle of money when she climbed into the engine compartment through openings this old man could never access, then discovered there was a fuse on the side of the electric fuel pump that had blown. I had already spent more than $300 having a local mechanic fixing things, and the engine still wouldn't run for more than 30 seconds. After she changed the fuse, the engine has been running like a Swiss watch ever since.

Now, Aaron, I won't be sailing back to the keys this winter, but I hope to be driving down, probably in late January, spend a month, then head for a couple other locations before returning to the frozen north. I'll be playing music at some of the resorts and Tiki Bars as well, and I would sure love for you and your dad to come to one of the places I'll be playing, tilt some brewskis and eat some fattening food.

Keep in touch,

Gary
Thanks for noticing, I've been try'n to drop some gut. tug boat life = food food food. Well, hopefully I'm in Honduras full time by Jan. But if not, we will make a point to come see ya play. Melissa is that airline pilot girl right? Yeah, she sounds like some one I could sail with for sure.
__________________
" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #39  
Old 08-07-2013
Capt.aaron's Avatar
KNOT KNOWN
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Guanaja, Bay Islands, Honduras
Posts: 1,320
Thanks: 1
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Capt.aaron is on a distinguished road
Re: That kinda sucked, but I chose this life so...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
I don't know if I'm just lucky or have better than average judgement or what but I've NEVER had to share a boat with an a$$hole like that.

In fact I've never even wanted to get ashore to get away from someone onboard.
And hopefully you never will. For a while my reply will be NO to everything anyone asks me to do. It's just hard to say no to sailing. I don't want to sail round the bay on other peoples boats ever. But a passage or a move the boat mission is something I put aside my better judgement for every time. Guess I'm a sucker in that regard. The same Dude I have been talking about is back up in Marco Buying a 40 something foot Hunter center cockpit thing today, I wonder if he'll ask me to help him bring it to Key West? I'll probably say yes
__________________
" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #40  
Old 08-07-2013
Capt.aaron's Avatar
KNOT KNOWN
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Guanaja, Bay Islands, Honduras
Posts: 1,320
Thanks: 1
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Capt.aaron is on a distinguished road
Re: That kinda sucked, but I chose this life so...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimMcGee View Post
Maybe one of these days I can buy you a beer in Key West. I hear they have one or two bars there.

You can tell me about Venezuela, I can tell you about getting shot at in Romania.

Hell if you haven't been shot at, poisoned or flown in something held together with baling wire and duct tape you haven't really traveled.
I hear that. Let me also say we we never par took in the brothel's back room festivity's. We were just there drinking. Yeah, getting shot at and landing in cow fields on bush planes with a 5 gallon bucket as a seat makes for fond memory's. I rather that than having my crack head neighbor in Key West come at me with kitchen knife in the middle of the night. Indeed we do have a bar here in Key West, actually we have a couple I think. c'mon Down. I'll let you by the first 2 rounds. I'll get the tip.
JimMcGee likes this.
__________________
" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Not a Cat kinda guy... DivingOtter General Discussion (sailing related) 12 08-24-2012 09:54 AM
Well my day really sucked. SVDistantStar General Discussion (sailing related) 444 05-03-2011 07:13 PM
How do you chose a skipper? kingcan Learning to Sail 18 07-22-2008 02:05 PM
Experience just kinda sneaks up on you jaschrumpf General Discussion (sailing related) 8 06-05-2008 04:50 AM
My Kinda Sail Boat! USCGRET1990 General Discussion (sailing related) 15 07-11-2007 09:39 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:56 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012