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03-23-2008 11:52 AM
What, I like them?

Originally Posted by sailaway21 View Post
Usually a thoroughly useless, and beat to death topic like this has by now evolved into something more useful-like the summer swimsuit fashions.
Sway mentioned something more useful
03-23-2008 11:09 AM
cardiacpaul you ain't right.
03-23-2008 09:41 AM
Originally Posted by T37Chef View Post


My eyes, My eyes .......
03-23-2008 09:36 AM
Summer 2008 Swimsuits


03-23-2008 12:00 AM
sailaway21 danielgoldberg,
Only on sailnet does it take 8 pages to say, "so what?". I think I said the same thing as you, four pages ago. Usually a thoroughly useless, and beat to death topic like this has by now evolved into something more useful-like the summer swimsuit fashions.
03-22-2008 11:43 PM
Originally Posted by danielgoldberg View Post
Finding time to use a boat for the average person is not so easy. Most people have to work, they have families, they have other commitments/interests. Take the guy who loves boating but has kids. The guy works during the week, so that time is out. His kids play baseball or whatever, so just about every weekend he's at the baseball diamond, soccar field, etc. That guy might love sailing, but his all-too-common circumstances conspire to prevent him from using his boat that much. Don't be so hard on him. He's suffering plenty all on his own. And this example doesn't even contemplate the reluctant spouse or any of the other myriad of factors that plague the average recreational sailor, not to mention that someone might have the gall to want to do something else on a weekend during the summer every now and again.
Once I made the decision to start saving for my first boat I started my research. I read somewhere that there are additional costs and hassles that livaboards have to endure because boating is considered a luxury. Doesn't matter what your use for your boat is.

Pride of ownership shows in how a person treats his belongings, I believe that in general those that work for it, scrimp and save, will maintain their boat in top notch condition as allowed by budget. If you have so much money that you can buy a boat and let it rot dockside, great. But as S.D. pointed out, when your problems encroaches on my space I got a problem. I'd like to think I'll be the guy that helps out by securing that line on my neighbors boat that is coming undone, maybe he/she'll be thankful, maybe not.

I'm with Buckeyesailor, and if we're lucky enough we'll find that great deal from someone who got tired of putting money into his dead dream. BTW, I saw in another post "Which are the crap boats", about abandoned boats in the Central America region, the dead dream boats. Might look into that.
03-22-2008 09:59 PM
sailingdog One reason I care is that those neglected boats often become hazards, either at the marina during a storm, or an expense, as they are abandoned and the state has to clean up the mess they leave behind. If they are going to put my boat or my money, albeit indirectly, at risk... it matters to me.
03-22-2008 09:49 PM
buckeyesailor I know EXACTLY how you feel Chef.....I've been dreaming for 8+yrs. and now is my time......I can hardly believe it's so close....lots go into a dream, and the more you invest, the more you appreciate it......

we share another interest, it DO you become Senior Culinary BTW?
I don't qualify as a Chef, but I get asked for my recipies quite often....
03-22-2008 09:43 PM
Appreciate what you have, simple as that!

Originally Posted by danielgoldberg View Post
Why do people get so exercised about what other people do with their boats? Why do you care?
There was a time when all I could do was dream of owning a boat, and now that I can, I am gonna take care of it for damn sure...that's why I "care"!
03-22-2008 08:50 PM
sailingdog Or it is so trashed, like Gui's neighbor's boat is soon to be, that all it is good for is landfill.
Originally Posted by buckeyesailor View Post
On the up side:
Those who neglect their boats eventually decide they don't really love them as much as when they bought 'em......
In comes a poor guy like me and offers them squat just to take it off their hands.....Voila........a perfect meeting.....
supply and's what makes the world go 'round.....
Is this a great country or what?......
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