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I sold my old sailboat on Saturday and it definitely was not a happy day. Had to be done because I've had my new sailboat for a year. The old boat was, and always will be, special because it was my first (big boat). And I put a lot of me into her.

My wife said I can only have one at a time. I'm pretty sure she was referring to boats.

So, selling was the only sensible thing to do. But hearts aren't logical.
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Should've sold the wife.

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The day it sells, and the day the check clears.
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I bought my 1st sailboat last May. I bought my 2nd last month. I was at the marina rigging my Macgregor getting ready to put it up for sale when the guy I bought the Cal 2-27 from came over to visit. He is refitting a 37 footer. I got a chuckle out of him referring to the Cal as "our" boat.
I like my Macgregor and likely I would have kept it for at least a few years if the wife hadn't insisted that I get a bigger boat (with a real potty).
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Oh, the misogyny…

…but as a female in the racing game, I get lots of boat-widows looking to me for commiseration, and my answer is: 'be glad he's into sailing, and not boozing whoremongering.' Well, usually I put it a bit more politely
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I was happier the day I sold my last sailboat, then the day I bought it. Last time I will ever buy a "project boat".
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Should've sold the wife.
Nah, not happening. Boats are common. Wife is one in a million. Happily married for 34 years and want to keep the happy streak going on...
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Oh, the misogyny…

…but as a female in the racing game, I get lots of boat-widows looking to me for commiseration, and my answer is: 'be glad he's into sailing, and not boozing whoremongering.' Well, usually I put it a bit more politely
From what I can tell, some people think that's part of sailing anyway.
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I tend to think of the days as "sad days" and "happy days". Up here in the northeast a sad day is the day in November we pull them out of the water. For the rest of the fall, winter and early spring its "I got work to do on the dam boat". Then launch day and we're happy again to be on our lovely, precious floating palace.
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The day it sells, and the day the check clears.
If I had known you would have taken a check!

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