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post #11 of 134 Old 04-07-2008
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jeez, with all the do-it-yerselfers out there, how's a guy gonna make a buck ?
Cleaning up after the do-it-yourselfers

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If I consider that my work will be 'professional', I will do it myself.
If that's not the case, and paying someone is better, more efficient and or cheaper - I would rather pay to get it right the first time.

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Working on my Good Ole Boat is part of the whole sailing experince for me.
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Could not say it better....other then some jobs Iv watched Iv wanted to tell them how to do it..

Edit: a special tool to me is one I cant afford....or one I cant lift...

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Short of anything requiring special tools, I pretty much do everything on the boat myself. I will pay to have something I'm unfamilar with done the first time as a learning experience though.

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I'd say yeah for the most part

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I do everything myself except canvas and sails. Had the bottom of the new (to me) boat painted after survey though...

I hope I'm smart enough to know when to get help when I need it.

This is the only way I can afford a boat of this size. I wonder if I would keep doing it myself if I could afford not to...

I'm getting old enough now that I'm pretty sore the next day after working on the boat, which always seems to involve awkward reaches in tight locations...

My present boat is 30'... Is it easier to work on larger ones?

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No... just more of it...
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No... just more of it...
Yeah, Yeah,... But really... Do they cram stuff in so tightly on larger boats so that it's incredibly difficult to get to?

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David,

You need to quit drinking those buds or equal tween the tasks at hand, then you would be a bit smaller to get in the tight spots. Simple task.......yeah right!!!! Thats what they all say.

some stuff do myself, others wife says, too dangerous, ie going up a mast, altho it is kinda phun up there untill the legs lose there circulation...........

have not done bottom work, altho may in sept to try and fare the bottom a bit, to gain an advantage on the course, or should I say, catch up to the really fast boats......sails, they can make. Bimini's.....what is one of those, one of them slow you boat down thingy's on the cabin top?

I did redo the whole interior but new cushions. Varnishing, vinyl etc did myself. Waxing, etc to the decks, no biggy, new hardware etc easy enough.

Not sure if I am a yes or no or what should be added to question it depends! not disCUSSing the diaper version either. so that is my answer, take it or leave it, it depends.....not yes or no!

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Yes on some models...like mine..it is

The engine and gen set access sucks...so does the electrical panel which is low and dosent swing out for access..

In reality I find more living space in larger boats but for the most part yes everything is still crammed into as tight of space at they can get it into...Some motor sailors have engine compartments you can actually get in..and some sail boats offer easier access then others to systems..

If I had $$ it would be a condition of mine that everything was easily accessible and laid out how Id want it but for the reality of it I go for general layout and comfort that I can afford...dealing with hard to get at systems...some would want it the other way around...to each his own...I plan on spending more time in my nice open saloon and rear state room then in my cramped engine compartment..

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Yeah, Yeah,... But really... Do they cram stuff in so tightly on larger boats so that it's incredibly difficult to get to?
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