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You must get that a lot on that nice HR.

My friends on a Swan always say it's a bene when booking into a yard.,..
OK, then. I guess if having a big blue stripe makes our Pearson an HR, then we are indeed rich.

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That feeling of having a link to history and/or tradition.

Also: you always have a big effing swimming pool.

Oh, and some of the funny words you get to use - like a secret code with your sailing friends.
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I sail if and when I want.
Where I want.
With who I want.
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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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My boat is my home.

My home takes me to interesting places.

With sails and solar for energy I get to feel I am stepping lightly on the face of the earth.
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I agree with what everyone is saying.

To me, doing anything on the boat is therapeutic. It doesn't matter if working on a project or just sitting around doing nothing. It's still relaxing. It's a way to get away from work (as I live close to it) and to clear my mind.

It's never boring. there's always something to do. Or not do.

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Therapy for the soul and a tax write off...LOL

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I look at my boat and I see she and I are in a small way a part of people like Cook and Slocum, a sailor! It feels really good!
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and does the wee green critter dance the dance ?
No. He slips his head under his wing and waits for the nonsense to end.

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A couple hours of sailing lifts your spirit for days. I know that it does for mine anyway.

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