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Why aren't you using your boat?

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Why aren't you using your boat?

Anyone care to explain?
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Why aren't you using your boat?
Because it's a WOODEN boat and it's being FIXED!!

..Seriously though, I have to work to pay the bills so I can go sailing and still enjoy it.

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If you came by our marina, you would see our boat in the slip every weekend, it rarely goes out. We live aboard all the time, so why don't we ever use our boat?

Actually, we go out on, say, Tuesday evenings, when we have the bay to ourselves. Only the amateurs go out on the weekend.
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Happy to report we have been using our boat since we bought her.

Same as our last boat, I am happy to be known around my marina as the guy who is always going out sailing. We sail all year unless iced in.

I would say we at least average once a week over a years time (obviously more in warm weather, less in cold).

We are obsessed though...
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We're out every second weekend, on average, maintenance on off weekends.

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I've got a two year old, and I'm still building my business here in TX. Next year I hope to get it back on the water. Honestly though, I've been sailing for twenty years, including four as a professional on tall ships so I can say that I tend to have phases. I went an average of twice a month up until I moved here to Texas. I'll also admit to being a bit spoiled these days. I've gotten used to the boat being on the water and now that it's in the back yard I don't really think much about it. Even on the realy good days when I would have gone sailing, I don't tend to want to go through all the bother to take the boat out.

So we'll see what next year brings.

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No motor and the wifey wont go when i dont have a motor
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I use It...

Im posting pictures of it all the time around here...who said a boat had to be it the water...Every once in a while I even take it out for a spin and change slips...just about ready for a starboard tack here...
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Because it is cold and it is raining!
I use my boat more than most others during season and am out daysailing or weekend trips regularly. But, being a wee bit north of 49 degrees the seasons tend to dictate when I can go out sailing. I am a fair weather sailor and avoid inclement weather as a rule but I do hope to get out on the nicer sunnier days this winter just to try it out. I do notice though that it is us with the smaller boats that get out the most.
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