View Poll Results: How much time do you spend on your boat?
Only able to occasionally get to the boat. 2 2.15%
Average 1 or 2 weekends a month. 9 9.68%
Spend at least one month a year plus some weekends. 10 10.75%
Weekends and vacations. 24 25.81%
Spend an entire season aboard. 11 11.83%
Full time liveaboard staying in one place. 4 4.30%
Full time liveaboard/cruiser traveling around. 13 13.98%
Boat is in the yard being built/rebuilt. 5 5.38%
Still looking for a boat. 1 1.08%
Other. Please explain. 14 15.05%
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:45 PM   #41
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:45 PM   #42
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Wifey B: Jed, baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Darn RTF...it's not Jed anymore. It was Jed Clampett. Now you have it snowing.
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:46 PM   #43
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I'm on my boat at least 4x/week. Working on projects that will bring the boat up to better than new condition. (ie) Changing the holding tank monitor, adding lights in the ER, Going LED throughout, straightening a bent fluke on the SS anchor, adding lighted Sandpiper logos, refinishing the teak dash, running 2 new 110V circuits to the bridge, adding a shroud to cover my flybridge controls, adding a Smart Plug, installing a new life raft and adding new emergency gear to the ditch bag, adding new bedding to both staterooms, installing a new filter in the FW system, I had the bilges cleaned and painted, remove all corrosion from the bonding system and added new connections, added storage bins in the lazarette, on & on & on. We try and take the boat out as much as possible (between projects) but are only averaging cruising her twice a month at present. We plan on a few trips this summer (Mexico & Catalina) which is why we want to complete all the projects.

I do spend quite a bit of time just hanging out, swapping lies with my dock buddies and watching sports on the Direct TV. All n all, I love being on Sandpiper as much as possible.
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:58 PM   #44
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Old 01-29-2016, 02:13 AM   #45
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Y'all help me out here???
I think you both represent different perspectives to boating and sometimes see things completely differently. It doesn't mean either was in error, but sometimes your mountaintops of perspective are beyond the other's sight.
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Old 01-29-2016, 09:27 AM   #46
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I'm on my boat at least 4x/week. Working on projects that will bring the boat up to better than new condition. (ie) Changing the holding tank monitor, adding lights in the ER, Going LED throughout, straightening a bent fluke on the SS anchor, adding lighted Sandpiper logos, refinishing the teak dash, running 2 new 110V circuits to the bridge, adding a shroud to cover my flybridge controls, adding a Smart Plug, installing a new life raft and adding new emergency gear to the ditch bag, adding new bedding to both staterooms, installing a new filter in the FW system, I had the bilges cleaned and painted, remove all corrosion from the bonding system and added new connections, added storage bins in the lazarette, on & on & on. We try and take the boat out as much as possible (between projects) but are only averaging cruising her twice a month at present. We plan on a few trips this summer (Mexico & Catalina) which is why we want to complete all the projects.

I do spend quite a bit of time just hanging out, swapping lies with my dock buddies and watching sports on the Direct TV. All n all, I love being on Sandpiper as much as possible.

Damn. I think you outwork me, and I'm in my 50s.
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Old 01-29-2016, 09:44 AM   #47
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Lived on and cruised 8 months last year. Will do about the same this year.
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Old 01-29-2016, 10:38 AM   #48
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Baker wrote;
"Y'all help me out here???"

Many or many many newbies are very intelligent people. Many here on TF come from a boating past sailing, outboarding or even paddling w many years of boating experience. Because they don't have a lot of experience trawlering dosn't mean they should get called stupid by a more experienced trawlerman. We all were newbies at boating and on TF. To put down our new members is a bad thing .. IMO.

"I think you both represent different perspectives to boating and sometimes see things completely differently. It doesn't mean either was in error, but sometimes your mountaintops of perspective are beyond the others sight."
I think that's a good point Al. Thank you.

Actually my post #36 should have been on the weighty thread. Perhaps I clicked the wrong click?
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Actually my post #36 should have been on the weighty thread. Perhaps I clicked the wrong click?
That's why I posted what I did.....made no sense to me!!!...and obviously anyone else. Carry on!!!
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That's why I posted what I did.....made no sense to me!!!...and obviously anyone else. Carry on!!!
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Old 01-29-2016, 05:09 PM   #53
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We keep the boat behind the house so we spend most every day on her for an hour or two. We go out for a few days each month durring the cooler season and durring the summer it is two or three times a month.
Lucky you to keep your boat behind your house. I envy you ! 👍
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Old 01-29-2016, 05:27 PM   #54
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Boat is a kilometer from the house. I have an unconventional job. Week on, week off. On my week off I am at the boat nearly every day. Don't always take it out though.
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