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Re: Please Help Me.

Dude if you have put your blood sweat and tears like what the guy said with the eyepatch your 95% there KEEP GOING
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Keep going:-).
The boat will always break something, but it sounds like you've built a great boat so far, no sense to give up now.
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Keep you chin up and go foward

Owning a boat is means constant repair and upkeep. Especially in the first years of a preowned one where you may be paying for mismanagement of the PO or upgrading it for you. Its also when you bang it around the most when learning it.

Forgoing the cruise will only be for this year. It is not the defniation of your sucess or worth.

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Re: Please Help Me.

If this was just a toy that you couldn't afford, I would probably advise you to reel it back and wait until you graduate and are gainfully employed to play this game. Boats require constant maintenance. However, if you are going to live aboard for the foreseeable future, you are just investing in your home. Live anywhere else and you will also have constant financial surprises. You could rent, of course, but then you own nothing. Buy a house or condo and the stuff you have to fix is equally frustrating.

I've never had the same pleasure from buying a new furnace, hot water heater, roof or driveway that I get from updating the boat. But there are moments when all of us question our financial stamina.
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agree with minnewaska it's true you own the boat it's yours exspecaily if your going to live on it. do what you got to do it's sometime the only thing you can do that give you a smile. i know for me it does every time i leave the mooring.
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I've never had the same pleasure from buying a new furnace, hot water heater, roof or driveway that I get from updating the boat.
OM flippin G. Most brilliant line ever.
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Dude, I've been where you are.

Full disclosure: in August of 2011, I ran aground hard against a nasty lee shore - and I only draw 3'!! I probably shouldn't have been out in the 25 that was blowing, and I sure as heck shoulda given myself a lot more time to come about off a downwind run. Lessons learned.

I left my boat being lifted by each breaker, then sickeningly thumping back into the rocky bottom. I was sure she would be in pieces by the next morning. And then I had to wait a week for the blow to settle before I could get a barge and crane out there to rescue her (which I wanted to do before the province did it for me and sent me the bill). Let's just say it cost a few boat bucks. I was lucky to have them available, though they were supposed to go for other stuff.

Waiting that week, calling the barge operator every day to see what the conditions were like, was the lowest feeling I've ever felt in my life. I regretted the day I ever got into this crazy boat ownership thing. Who needs the heartache, right?

Well, I came back one beautiful day to find my boat sitting pretty in her slip and not making a drop of water - and long story short, one long winter later, just wrapped up an amazing 2012 season with my family, friends and students.

Stick with it. It gets better.

This really made me feel better. So has the day and a half spent letting everything sink in. For those of you who just told me to stop whining, kick rocks dude. seriously, eat it. Im not a whiner. I only whined in a moment of terrible angst and heartache to those I felt would most understand. If you were too callous too then like I said, go kick rocks.

Ive decided to start picking up extra shifts at work to start the process. I will move the boat to deeper water and remove the centerboard in tehe water to save atleast one haul-out fee. While I am waiting for a replacemnt I will see how the boat can sail no centerboard in moderate winds (10-20 knots)
Xmas trip most likely wont happen. I am only 25. Things will improve.

But seriously guys, I was just needing a pat on the back and most of your provided it. The others just pissed me off. Maybe your mad at the election results or something.
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Re: Please Help Me.

Maybe this can help

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Thanks for all the support though!!!
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