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What I did was .... but what I should have done is...

Ok heres a thread I think may be usefull to all of us , thats the intention anyway . Heres your chance to share something you did that you know now was wrong and what you should do , or would do in the future . All the old salts can give there account and no one will feel patrionised or belittled . I know , I know what fun is that ? Think of it as therapy you get to talk thru your issues and solve them . I'll start .

What I did was layed on the varnish way too thick , it started to curl under its self so what did I do , put some more on it to see if I could smooth it out . Wrong wrong wrong . What I should have done was walked away , come back and sanded down and started over . Dont rush your varnish it only gets worse . Way worse .

I know its not exactly a seamanship story but its the first thing I could think of that I wish I hadnt done .

Its hard trying to nap with that bilge pump alarm going off all the time
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What I did was marry pretty.
What I should have done was marry rich.
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What I did was read SailNet all day
What I should have done is worked
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What I did was get thrown in jail.
What I should have done was let my wife drive the baby sitter home.
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What I did was think I could beat sd's shouldn't-have-done confession . . . but can't beat that one.

We're not worthy to be in the presence of such vile talent.

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What I did was spray soda all over the room....
What I should have done is drink, swallow then read the Hawg's post!
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What I did was think this was a good way to share knowledge and experience thru misshaps in the hope that someone might learn something about sailing at the expense of others.
What I should have done was kept me festerin gob shut

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What I did was say exactly what was on my mind.

What I should've done was count to 10, or follow (whose?) good advice,:

"Never pass up a good opportunity to shut up".
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You're confusing me and the hog again... SD is sailingDOG...SH is sailHOG...

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What I did was think I could beat sd's shouldn't-have-done confession . . . but can't beat that one.

We're not worthy to be in the presence of such vile talent.

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her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

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