What does your sailboat do ? - Page 2 - SailNet Community
 2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 19 Old 07-19-2011
Senior Member
 
MarioG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 405
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
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.
MarioG is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 19 Old 07-19-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 508
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
My boat is a school.

Well, sort of.

It's caused me to learn motor repair..........
fryewe likes this.
Quickstep192 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #13 of 19 Old 07-19-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,370
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
I like that! The boat as 'tuition' to learn a bunch of other stuff! Nice. Also a good name for a boat.
fryewe likes this.
puddinlegs is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #14 of 19 Old 07-19-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 242
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
 
4 - 5 days a week serves as a nesting place for spiders.
Mark1948 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #15 of 19 Old 07-19-2011
Senior Member
 
bljones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
Posts: 8,480
Thanks: 35
Thanked 91 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 8
   
My boat is a floating swiss army knife.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bljones is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #16 of 19 Old 07-19-2011
Junior Member
 
aeventyr60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Andaman Sea
Posts: 2,493
Thanks: 27
Thanked 70 Times in 67 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
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.
aeventyr60 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #17 of 19 Old 07-20-2011
Crotchety Old Member
 
tomperanteau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: San Pedro Harbor, California
Posts: 903
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
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.

Capt'n Tom Living Aboard 50/50

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Footprints

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Youtube

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


1976 41' Morgan Out Island Sloop. Refitting and redoing her interior for an extended voyage.
tomperanteau is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #18 of 19 Old 07-20-2011
Senior Member
 
fryewe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,675
Thanks: 31
Thanked 52 Times in 52 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Pub...pub...pub...hmmmmm...yep, that's my favorite part aside from sailing.
fryewe is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #19 of 19 Old 07-20-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 84
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
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 (we’re fortunate that’s 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 isn’t 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.

I’ve learned that water has exceptionally strong magnetic properties, as any tool left near the water will soon be in the water…Hell, I wanted an 18V cordless drill anyway.
Tweegs is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome