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Exclamation So...I'm stripping the bottom of the hull...

I'm laying on my back on a concrete floor stripping paint off hull of my recently acquired Mac 22 - wondering two things...

1. Why is this fun and why would I take time off from work to do it? (I really am having fun...)

2. How did a guy with no previous experience find the knowledge, materials and tools to do this?

The short answer is that I probably wouldn't have a clue (and might not even own a boat) without access to the internet and to the advice and education possible through places like Sailnet.com.

So, a quick word of thanks to all the folks here who have helped me find a real joy in life...Sailing!

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I'm laying on my back on a concrete floor stripping paint off hull of my recently acquired Mac 22 - wondering two things...

1. Why is this fun and why would I take time off from work to do it? (I really am having fun...)

2. How did a guy with no previous experience find the knowledge, materials and tools to do this?

The short answer is that I probably wouldn't have a clue (and might not even own a boat) without access to the internet and to the advice and education possible through places like Sailnet.com.

So, a quick word of thanks to all the folks here who have helped me find a real joy in life...Sailing!
Feel free to come have fun like that on my boat anytime!

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I'm laying on my back on a concrete floor stripping paint off hull of my recently acquired Mac 22 - wondering two things...

1. Why is this fun and why would I take time off from work to do it? (I really am having fun...)
Bottom paint induced brain damage... That's why you think it is fun.

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2. How did a guy with no previous experience find the knowledge, materials and tools to do this?

The short answer is that I probably wouldn't have a clue (and might not even own a boat) without access to the internet and to the advice and education possible through places like Sailnet.com.

So, a quick word of thanks to all the folks here who have helped me find a real joy in life...Sailing!
Congratulations....and post some photos when you can.

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If you think THAT'S fun, You gotta come and hang out with me some!....we'll have an absolute BLAST!

note to self: order more paint stripper.....
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But wait...it gets better....I am supposed to go to Evansville, Indiana this spring....and if you take me sailing...I'll show you a few tricks in the water...deal?

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I just spent a week doing that FUN? OK yes it is better than a week of work but FUN? And yes without the people on sailnet i would do everything twice.

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You're going to Evansville Giu?.....
I'm not that far away........I'll buy you dinner...........deal?
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yes...it's a deal...
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