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are sailors cheap#2

i get the impression that the sailors on this forum are from two different worlds,theres the ones who travel in my circles [spending lots of work and time on something that deep down you know will never work and those ones who can just pull into a classy boatyard and say fix it!,which are you?
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Prefer to fix it myself. I've never been happy with others work...
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Fix it myself. When it doesn't work I know who to blame.
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I think there is a poll on here somewhere that shows 80% fix/sail 30+ year old boats and the rest must pull into classy boatyards and say "fix it"...
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i agree,most boatyards pay their employees minimum wage then charge the boat owner $100 plus per hour,most of the employees don't have the knowlege nor incentive to do the job right unless yours is a mega yacht and the implication is money is no object
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squidd,i've been meaning to ask you did you personally trailor your boat from dc to wis. how did you work the overwide permits?
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I tell anyone who will listen:
There are two type of boat owners- those who can afford it and those who DIY.
I certainly can not afford it. And, like with home improvement, by the time you are a third of the way done, you are an expert.
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I wouldn't refer to us DIY'ers as "cheap". Frugal, cost conscious, most bang for the buck, etc.. seems a better description. Cheap to me imparts, cutting corners to save a buck or two. I personally would rather do it myself unless it was something way out of my league that I would have to pay someone to do.
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squidd,i've been meaning to ask you did you personally trailor your boat from dc to wis. how did you work the overwide permits?
Permits...we don't need no stinking permits....

Actually, I went with the assumption I would plead ignorance (or insanity)

I ran naked...several state Patrol (from several states) either passed me (I was driveing a slower safe speed) or I passed them as they sat on the side of the road..same with county sherrifs and even city police (as I went thru a few small towns) no one paid me any notice..

Same with weigh stations and toll booths..nothing...

I ran licensed, full lights on, only during day, and only had a red flag on end of mast as it stuck out passed the stern...

Thru the Andriondaks..over the Cumberland gap...I got lost and ended up downtown DC for awhile (with the boat) when I first took off...quite the adventure...
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hmmm atleast at 3am in a storm if something breaks you got an idea where to look,expert!maybe a little over statement,if i can't fix it i throw it away,price a new one then try fixing the old one again
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