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Our sailboat does all the above plus provides a roof over our head 365 day a year. I guess the reason we anchore out more then hit the yacht clubs is because I don't have any white pants or skippers hat.
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My boat is a school.

Well, sort of.

It's caused me to learn motor repair..........
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I like that! The boat as 'tuition' to learn a bunch of other stuff! Nice. Also a good name for a boat.
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4 - 5 days a week serves as a nesting place for spiders.
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My boat is a floating swiss army knife.
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I went with the black blazer and a hawaii'n shirt. gets me in most places. Our yacht club the " Sloop Tavern" many years ago. I liked the "Bora Bora" yacht club some years back. The Abanico Yacht club in Puerto Princessa, Palawan, Philippines was nice last fall and just recently the Puerto Galero yacht club had especially nice "Guest Relation Officers"....So many islands, so many yacht clubs, hope to see them all.
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I certainly hope I don't run into any of the pretense I have heard of. I prefer a more adventurous approach, and would think that if I run into any marina queens while sailing, I will steer far clear of them.
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Pub...pub...pub...hmmmmm...yep, that's my favorite part aside from sailing.
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I like the school analogy.

I would associate ours with the school of hard knocks.

We learned that a 40 knot gust combined with an accidental jibe will rip a mainsail to shreds (weíre fortunate thatís all it broke), but we also learned that a new Pentax sail performs much much better than a 30 year old Dacron that looked more like a pool liner than a mainsail.

We learned that heeling isnít so bad, as long as everything is stowed, but we also learned that they make a 12 volt blender to replace the 110V one my wife left out on the counter. Now we can have a margarita away from the dock.

We learned that cheap carabineers are a bad idea when it comes to securing fenders to the boat, but that new lifeline stanchion sure is pretty.

Iíve learned that water has exceptionally strong magnetic properties, as any tool left near the water will soon be in the waterÖHell, I wanted an 18V cordless drill anyway.
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