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11-14-2014 02:13 PM
Re: Are you a do-it-yourselfer?

As a semi retired shipwright I have to I just don't trust others to do a high quality job I am accustomed to doing
11-14-2014 01:49 PM
Re: Are you a do-it-yourselfer?

It's hard to believe some people can own a boat and not work on it.
Money talks!
10-25-2014 08:06 AM
Re: Are you a do-it-yourselfer?

You bet. Got started as a kid fixing my bike, graduated to cars and motorcycles, built tons of model cars and planes, built and flew gas models, learned knots and splicing from my dad, learned how to take care of myself in the woods thru boy scouts and in the water thru the red cross. Learned morse code and how to use a map and compass in scouts, went thru aeronautics ground school and the US Power Squadrons class while in high school and then went to the CA Maritime Academy. Learned a lot about boats there. Went back to school and became a veterinary technician for several yrs, got certified as a Master Goat Farmer, managed a herd of up to 400 goats at Oregon's largest (at the time) grade A goat dairy. Installed car stereos, CB radios and got a Amateur Radio license. Went back to school and became a computer technician for a few years. Worked in a couple door shops along the way and picked up some woodworking skills, not to mention enough scrap wood to build a bunch of boats. Mucked my own stalls when I had horses too. There's always something I can't do myself, then I go looking for the more experienced person and become a more experienced person myself.
03-09-2014 01:10 PM
Re: Are you a do-it-yourselfer?

I too do what ever I can, sometimes asking friends for help. I am not afraid to try new things and find a lot of topics are covered on YouTube. The things I know I can't get, I call in a professional.


Mandolin, Bayfield 36 out of Rock Creek, Chesapeake Bay.

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03-09-2014 01:06 PM
Re: Are you a do-it-yourselfer?

I do what I know how to do and I am willing to learn what I dont but most important I know when to ask the wife for help!
06-20-2013 01:04 AM
Re: Are you a do-it-yourselfer?

Like others on here, I will pay to watch a pro do it the first time, and then do it myself the next time. I think that fixing stuff, or coming up with ingenious solutions to problems or maintenance is half the fun.
06-20-2013 12:48 AM
Re: Are you a do-it-yourselfer?

I'm doing it all. Change my oil, replace my teak decks w/ nonskid, engine repairs, sail my boat, drink my beer, cruise my boat. How can you be a sailor and not be at least a little DIY?
06-07-2013 06:08 PM
Re: Are you a do-it-yourselfer?

Id like to think i am capable of doing anything with the proper research or study
06-07-2013 04:23 PM
Re: Are you a do-it-yourselfer?

Yes diy as much as I can....
06-06-2013 09:19 PM
Re: Are you a do-it-yourselfer?

A friend of mine owns a canvas shop here in Port Townsend....the Yukon is a bit far for me to travel to have canvas work done...I am moving even further away shortly.
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