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post #21 of 27 Old 05-31-2012
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Re: Do you really know and trust your boat?

I always find comparisons between inanimate objects and women to be, well, inane.

Let's consider how the world would be if women were actually like sailboats.
  • Many men and boys would try dating once and then give up after finding it too confusing.
  • Some boys would date or even be married when younger but most of these would never have another date after the age of 15.
  • Only 1 out of 1,000 men would actually have a wife.
  • Most of the husbands would only interact with their wives on the weekend and even during this time most would still spend the nights separately.
  • A significant fraction of these husbands would be unable to interact with their wives without having one or two friends come along.
  • Wives who had to live in separate locations would be more highly valued.
  • Wives requiring more expensive shoes, clothes, jewelry, and a separate place to live would be more highly valued.
  • Larger and heavier wives would be more highly valued.
  • Men would not care how difficult or dangerous their wives were as long as the marriage cost more.
  • A man in an expensive, dangerous marriage whose large and heavy wife lived in a separate location and whom he rarely interacted with and had to take friends along when he did would insist that he was a true husband and had a very good wife.
  • Others would insist that a marriage was solely for the purpose of entering dating contests.
  • Men who had inexpensive, safe, petite wives whom they interacted with daily and who lived at the same location would be looked down upon and considered merely casual husbands.
  • Others would insist that a petite wife who did not participate in dating contests had no value.
  • Women who had been previously married even multiple times would still be valued.
  • Men would openly admit that they did not know anything about dating, marriage, or women and that they needed to take classes.
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Re: Do you really know and trust your boat?

I'll take inanity over argumentative redundancy any day. It takes less time to read.

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some people trust too easily,some people don't fully trust anything,be it boat,women,best friend or the guy walking behind you in a war zone
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Restoring a trashed boat is only really worth it if you really like working on boats and you find real value in the pleasure of working on it.
Financially it is much cheaper to buy a pretty decent aged boat than a fixer upper.
Kind of like people who like to build their own furniture. It's a whole lot more expensive to build a dresser than buy one.

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i bought an old boat left to die in mymoorings.i fixed some of her ills and went sailing. yes i trusted her in the ocean. i am still repairing, but i am not dependent on remaining in port as i do these repairs--is called cruising. as long as ye dont gut the entire thing , isnt as much work initially as if ye do.
i bought a gutted boat in 1990 and thought i was going to sail her--lol at myself--was too busy working to make things go i didnt get anywhere with repairs. this time i made sure i had an interior and an engine and sound hull--and i am out and about, heading ever farther south as i fix..is goooood----define cruising as repairing your boat in exotic locations. works for me.
good luck on your venture--sounds massive. just dont give up. farm out as much as ye can--sometimes that helps ye see the tunnel's end light....


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A adult has to know there limitations and as someone who runs LARGE projects for a living the boat was a pretty big one

BUT i know how to break thinks down into wants and needs and it is the needs that cant be overlooked

Its done and i own the 29' boat that is fitted out EXACTLY how i want and i have ZERO regrets and ZERO DEBT

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If a dirty bottom slows you down what do you think it does to your boat
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cute lil boat--bet she sails well!


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