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I started to post a "before" picture to illustrate the difference, but then I looked and I was ashamed of how bad mine looked in the before. Sort of like going to the opera without a shower and clean clothes!
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I almost wanted to post "People with ugly boats. How do you it" thread...But that would be too easy...
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Depends on how big the sail is, now don't it... But Free's boat ain't that big... so damn...that is expensive.
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Holy crap that's expensive!! I was just quoted $1485.00 for a brand new main sail for my CS-36... Half the cost of new for a clean and patch???

As for keeping clean I learned a long time ago while working on those big shiny yachts that you need a rotation or schedule. I stick to the schedule and it's easier. Let something go for too long and it will take three times as long to get looking new again. I live very close to my boat and during the season I am on her at least once per day. Every time I go out there I have a small project or cleaning or maintenance item that I check off. Then I go sailing..
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Sailboy- LOL, that's about our brightwork season too, maybe three weeks in a good year. Gotta love the year round sailing though, where are you in SE? We're planning a trip in 2010 up your way.
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Holy crap that's expensive!! I was just quoted $1485.00 for a brand new main sail for my CS-36... Half the cost of new for a clean and patch???
To be fair, my genoa is a 165 Hood sail and 485 square feet. But that was my point, depeding on what you are cleaning or repairing, you could buy new or even a good used sail.
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well I believe it is a fundamental difference between you and others who keep there boats pretty .. if is work for you .. well it shows.. we (count myself and some of us ) who LOVE work on our boats, find the time and find it important .. I'm not talking boat show display , but pristine, pretty showing some one love that boat .. if your life have no room pamper your boat perhaps you should charter , to me nothing more sad sight that is ..when I see a gorgeous sailboat lay neglected in her slip .. almost physically hurt ..
Having a sail boat is not only a boat but the way I live and SHE is part of this life of mine.. SO instead of warming a bar stool some place(not because is anything wrong with that) I chose to hang on my boat and make sure she is well take in care of ..I f you have some one look after your boat , it is like have your child with the help ..Not my cup of tea

but that is me .. if you dont have the time sell her to some one who has , or change your work ( nothing worth more than sailing ) but as you see I'm bias a bit ...
In other words some people like busy work and some people like sailing? Sorry but if I got the choice between bright work and sailing, or taking the boat hunting or fishing my boat is out of her slip! Perty can be made to happen later, like when I am ready to sell it! Now if something needs rebedding or repair, something critical to watertight integrity or function I'll do it. There are big differences between a well used boat and a neglected boat. My deck isn't stained by mold. It is stained and chipped by halibut blood, king salmon blood, deer blood, mud, black streaks from hunting boots, chips from loading and unloading the dingy on & off the foredeck countless times, etc etc... Well used
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Thumbs down deer blood, mud, and black streaks ..hm

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In other words some people like busy work and some people like sailing? Sorry but if I got the choice between bright work and sailing, or taking the boat hunting or fishing my boat is out of her slip! Perty can be made to happen later, like when I am ready to sell it! Now if something needs rebedding or repair, something critical to watertight integrity or function I'll do it. There are big differences between a well used boat and a neglected boat. My deck isn't stained by mold. It is stained and chipped by halibut blood, king salmon blood, deer blood, mud, black streaks from hunting boots, chips from loading and unloading the dingy on & off the foredeck countless times, etc etc... Well used
"well used with hunting boots", and deer blood , and mud.. sound like a country song , not a sailors boat .. perhaps a "aluweld" pontoon would be more proper for you ..
you see well used and abused like a off road jeep.. is not what sailing about at least not to me

hunting boot an deck? whaa ..
well used to me when she kept as she should be , maintained .. not a showpiece, we sail year around and she get plenty of the element , but she is a sail boat not a military recovery craft as yours must be look like
.. no offense I hope

deer blood .. yeah that is what sailing about "get me some deer blood , kill me some for me .. because that is so "manly" ..

wha ..I rather just sail to Jones Island , drop a hock , and watch those sweet animals , feeding on the grass , watch the eagle fly , and enjoy them with out kill anything , or trump on my deck with those "hunting boots"

you killing me with that pictures you painted in my head with your assault boat ..
yeah she should out there killing what ever it moves ..

(they you pretty up when you sell her .. to whom Ray Charles ? who would want that "well used" boat of yours ?
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Dear o me oh my, Sail boy must be related to that thar guvner of his up thar!

ANyway, There is a fellow near me that has a 30' motor sailer, overall in pretty decent shape, but he and the other owner/partner bought it to sail in the summer, fish in the winter!

This reminds me, I need to go clean up my boat after redoing her genoa cars over the weekend, still have some stuff to clean up on deck and inside!

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In other words some people like busy work and some people like sailing? Sorry but if I got the choice between bright work and sailing, or taking the boat hunting or fishing my boat is out of her slip! Perty can be made to happen later, like when I am ready to sell it! Now if something needs rebedding or repair, something critical to watertight integrity or function I'll do it. There are big differences between a well used boat and a neglected boat. My deck isn't stained by mold. It is stained and chipped by halibut blood, king salmon blood, deer blood, mud, black streaks from hunting boots, chips from loading and unloading the dingy on & off the foredeck countless times, etc etc... Well used
I'm a forester and have spent a lot of time in the woods. I would never use a sailboat in a manner that you describe. Don't confuse use with abuse. To each his own I guess.

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HEY, what's with the personal attacks just because you live in a different world than someone else and you use your boat in a different way? I'm guessing you've never been to Alaska, or possibly any place that has a different culture than your own, so you feel that "your" way is superior to anyone else's; I feel sorry for you if this is the case. Also, in case you have forgotten, not too long ago all sailboats were working boats and weren't built to be "pretty", they were built to get the job done and that meant hell for stout. And while I'm ranting if you have a problem with killing fish or deer to eat you are certainly entitled to your opinion, but you should damn well give others the same freedom to make their own choices. IMHO, if you haven't caught, and eaten fresh seafood from your boat you're missing out big time. Just because someones boat isn't a work of art doesn't necessarily mean that they don't care about it, I bet I know commercial fishermen that take better care of their boats than you ever will, but they aren't bright and shiny.

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