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03-09-2014 12:10 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 12:06 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 12:04 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.
06-19-2013 11:48 PM
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 05:08 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 03:23 PM
Re: Are you a do-it-yourselfer?

Yes diy as much as I can....
06-06-2013 08:19 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.
06-06-2013 03:18 PM
Re: Are you a do-it-yourselfer?

Looks like the yays have have it. But lets hope you still need me for canvas work.
06-06-2013 01:57 AM
Re: Are you a do-it-yourselfer?

Anything I don't do it's just because I haven't got around to learning how....what burns me up is when someone says, in reference to some big woodworking job or rigging or some other such thing, "Your lucky you have the skills"....they are not skills I acquired over a live time as a "professional" but they are all skills I taught myself....people in this culture don't do for them selves any more and end up the mercy of a powerful advertising industry that makes people think they have to buy new or have a technician fix it for them.
06-04-2013 11:49 PM
Re: Are you a do-it-yourselfer?

I do just about everything plumbing, electrical, construction, mechanical, etc.

I can sew, but I haven't tried sail making yet. There's still plenty of time though!
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