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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Derry, NH
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Re: When does the fun start?
I agree that the premise 'G & M has more posts, therefore peeps spend more time fixing than sailing' is flawed.
If you post a picture of a broken piece of gear and ask, "What should I do?" you'll get 87 responses; there will be follow up questions. If you post about a great day on the water, you get a few 'likes'.
Having said that, working on my boat is a lot of fun; I really enjoy it. Last Friday I was sprawled on the foredeck with my head in the anchor locker fixing the port running light while my brother drove (and the sun was setting). I had the tools; I had the spare bulb; I got it working. It wasn't brain surgery, but I was proud and happy when I was done.
I think this is another version of the axiom: "Newspapers don't run stories about houses that aren't on fire."
P.S. I finally took my boat upriver on it's maiden voyage (the delivery from the marina to my mooring doesn't count). The 31 year old Evinrude provided 3 & 1/2 hours of service. I wish I could use the word 'continuous' in there, but alas I cannot.
1978 Bristol 29.9 #122
Testing a mother's love since 1962
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