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Any girls that want to half own a boat mine is available. Ownership comes after long and fun relationship with a reasonably wonderful froot-loop.
Thinking along those lines, a lot of women already own a boat if their husband owns one. (community property or dower rights, etc.). On the other hand, its a "guy" thing. How many men own their own sewing machine or bridal shop?
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Re: How many women here own their own boat?

My ex wife owns my boat, does that count???
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How many men own their own sewing machine or bridal shop?
I have my own sewing machine. It's a Sailrite one but it still counts.
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Re: How many women here own their own boat?

I have a sewing machine, her name is Serena
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I have my own sewing machine. It's a Sailrite one but it still counts.
No, it doesn't count. I meant a Singer machine for making dresses or curtains.
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Re: How many women here own their own boat?

My hubby came with a sewing machine, heavy duty but not sail rite. I came with a wicked stainless steel and silicon bronze hardware supply ( 4 full tackle boxes full- it's like Christmas every time we open it ).
Funny, I'm doing projects this week with the sewing machine, he has been raiding the SS supply. A match made in heaven.
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Re: How many women here own their own boat?

Posting this somehow makes me feel like one of those AA meetings:
"I'm single, and I own my own sailboat."

I'm the one who maintains the engine, climbs the mast, paints the bottom, and gets FerretChaser to fix the cracked keel and other stuff when I ran out of talent to fix things. After 3 years of working on my boat, I'm still loving it and trying to undo years of neglect and being stored on the hard. While she's still not live-aboardable, I am working determinedly in that direction....
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Re: How many women here own their own boat?

There should be a thread on what makes a great sailing marriage.

I'm the partner who really loves to sail, loves it so much I had to have a boat. My savings paid for the boat and I pay the slip fees out of my pocket. I'm the one who studies sailing magazines and books and reads navigation guides over coffee. I'm the one who figures out that our main isn't going up all the way because we aren't releasing the traveler, who is the better sailor in light winds, who doesn't panic at the helm in rough chop.

But sailing a modern cruiser also requires being able to fix engines and diagnose plumbing issues, and this is where my spouse, an engineer, shines. I don't think I would have dared get the boat without her. It's a sailing match made in heaven. I feel very lucky.

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Re: How many women here own their own boat?

yeah i am single,own my own ketch and am out cruising it, broken down and rebuilding engine in exotic locales...lol
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Re: How many women here own their own boat?

emcentar,
I highly recommend the Womens Sailing Organization Women-Only Diesel Workshop. I took it a couple years ago, and my confidence working on my own diesel sky-rocketed. They're holding another one in Massachusetts this February over a weekend.

Before anyone flames on about womens-only-anything, I have a long career racing cars and building my own gasoline engines. However, the shared experience of a group of about 15 women learning together about diesel engines was priceless, and I am not normally a big fan of women-only-anything. (I mean, come on! How are we ever to meet interesting men if we engage in women-only activities? )

The big benefit of the workshop was that no one was afraid to ask a question, no matter how "dumb" it might be, everyone shared knowledge and experiences freely, and everyone had a chance to get their hands dirty actually working on the motors. That is not something I find available in a mixed-breed workshop.

I can't recommend the Mack Boring Womens-Only class highly enough, if confidence in working on the mechanical aspect of the boat is your goal.

Now, can anyone PLEASE recommend a similar way of learning about the electrickery? I have a definite mental block and scaredy-kat mentality when it comes to things that spark and go boom, or worse smolder and burn when you're not looking....

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