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10-28-2016 03:24 AM
StillSalty
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

30' Catalina - Sloop

I have a guy that surfs at the break on my beach that just started school in Broward for marine mechanics. Him and I got to talking (because I'm chatty and will start conversations with my shadow). He was working down in the key as a Cptn. when he decided it was time to finish up in school. ^5 for education!

A couple of days later I see him again and he brings up that he's got this boat for sale down in Marathon. He wanted to see if I knew anyone that would want to buy it (maybe $$ for books...j/k) So I'm going down next weekend to have a looksy.

It's weird, I've spoken to his mother and father and they've tried to add m on facebook already...we just spoke 3 days ago!

Color me stoked.

XOXO

10-13-2016 12:10 AM
gamayun
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

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I own one after years of dreaming.
Welcome to SN, SF! Tell us more about the boat
10-12-2016 10:25 PM
SFHilary
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

I own one after years of dreaming.
10-11-2016 06:07 PM
deniseO30
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

Welcome aboard StillSalty!
10-10-2016 11:44 PM
StillSalty
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

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Welcome to Sailnet. Always good to see more sailors here.
Thank you! I appreciate it!
10-10-2016 11:44 PM
StillSalty
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

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Originally Posted by midwesterner View Post
I don't own a boat and I'm not a woman but I hope to change both of those next spring. ?
This made me have a giggle-fit. Thanks!
10-10-2016 10:32 PM
midwesterner
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Originally Posted by CentralPallor View Post
.... Sometimes when I charter boats with (mostly men) folks from my sailing club I end up with little to no helm time, and I have even had (well meaning) men pull jib sheets right out of my hands.

I will still sail with the guys in my club because most of them are awesome people, and I have a great time whenever I'm on the water. But I really love how empowered I feel at the helm of my own little boat!
We guys do that overbearing "big brother/daddy" stuff naturally without even thinking about it. It's pretty automatic for most of us. I am a professional educator and instructor and I have often slipped and done it myself and I hate that I do that. Being more assertive would definitely help because many of us do it thinking that we are being caretaking or helpful, or we aren't aware that we're doing it.

It has helped me when I have had women point it out to me. Some have said, "Thanks for your help but I'm a hands-on learner and I need to do this myself to gain the experience." When you don't assert your self, even otherwise well-meaning men will assume that you want them to take over. Sometimes we need to be gently smacked down.

It might also help to enlist a sympathetic ally. Pick one of the more supportive guys and share your desire to get more hands on experience. He can get control of the helm and then announce, "Hey Sarah, would you like to take the helm for awhile, you've had the least amount of time of any of us?"

Some of us just need it pointed out to us.
10-10-2016 09:50 PM
T37Chef
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

Financed for the first 5 years... been paid for for 7... all mine

I guess I should have read the thread title more closely lol
10-10-2016 09:43 PM
midwesterner I don't own a boat and I'm not a woman but I hope to change both of those next spring. ?
10-10-2016 09:41 PM
midwesterner I don't presently on a boat and I'm not a woman but I hope to change both of those things next spring. ?
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