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post #21 of 135 Old 04-08-2008
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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.

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You did a good job Marty... but you forget the reasons for bimimis - to add solar power to a grill you do not yet have attached to your stern which may help your phrf rating with the additional weight but additional hot nutrition to the crew

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Oh yeah, forgot about the grill....... now would the grill help when some crewmember named "pirate jody" is on the bow watching for other boats helping to offset his bulk so I do not get a lot of weather helm due to the load on the bow:confus ed::rolley es:

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I am and I doubt sailnet would have lasted a month were not the majority of us as well.

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I will do it all if I could but some things are beyond me, I will ask around and normaly a fellow sailor will lend a hand and is repaid in kind.
If the task is so nasty and grungy, it's better suited to get done by myselas I find the nasty and grungy stuff is easy but costs a lot more.

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I guess i am a do it yourself er. I totally stripped the interior to a bare shell and rebuilt it to my likings.
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Well, I guess I would be a do-it-yourselfer. I built Santana from the keel up, and know every inch of her. I think I've only had one other person do any work and that was getting the bottom painted once, Work schedule didn't allow me the time before going on a cruise...

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With a few exceptions I do all my own work and it's definitely part of the overall boating experience for me.

Things I pay other peolpe to do:

Diving to clean the hull- I used to do it but this one is really worth paying someone

Rigging work- I pay a rigger for the more complicated rigging calculations and for making up stays and shrouds.

Canvas work- I've tried but only with limited success to do this myself
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It depends on how I feel, and how much extra money I have. By trade I work with my hands, so any time I don't have to use my hands is a good day. I've had enough challeges in my life as far as fixing or making things, so I don't often get off repairing things. Sometimes I'll try something new to me, but if I have the money I'll gladly pay someone else for their sweat.
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Since I am on the plump side, it's a question of being able to get to the job. If it's going to be a pain in the butt to reach the repair then I will pay to have the work done.

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