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Old 10-29-2016, 03:47 PM   #1
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Waaaahhh, I want our boat!

For the past 24 or so years, I/We have had a boat.
I've had boating projects and responsibilities for the entire time. This year we have traded our sailboat in toward our new not-yet-finished boat and I am simply lost.
I don't know what to do!
No winterizing, no late fall cruises, no planning of updates and maintenance!
Yes, I know, I really have nothing to complain about but I feel so strange, so incomplete.
Sigh,
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Old 10-29-2016, 03:54 PM   #2
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When are you supposed to take delivery?
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Old 10-29-2016, 04:00 PM   #3
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When are you supposed to take delivery?
Should be late March early April.
That's next year!!!
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Old 10-29-2016, 04:06 PM   #4
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For the past 24 or so years, I/We have had a boat.
I've had boating projects and responsibilities for the entire time. This year we have traded our sailboat in toward our new not-yet-finished boat and I am simply lost.
I don't know what to do!
No winterizing, no late fall cruises, no planning of updates and maintenance!
Yes, I know, I really have nothing to complain about but I feel so strange, so incomplete.
Sigh,
Bruce
If you are seeking for job I have something like 120 things to do in my list. It would be a pleasure for me to hand you my toolbox
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Let me know when it splashes, I will go down early and start it up for you, LOL!
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Old 10-29-2016, 04:09 PM   #7
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If you are seeking for job I have something like 120 things to do in my list. It would be a pleasure for me to hand you my toolbox
It isn't that I have nothing to do...rather it is the lack of "right now" boat projects that is so strange.
Send me your list! I can live vicariously..
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M. L_t. Merde! You beat me to it. I also have a "list"...

For the non Francophone members of the audience, merde means...



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M. L_t. Merde! You beat me to it. I also have a "list"...

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Go ahead...make fun of my pain!
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We always used to wonder what people do that don't have boats.....now you know!!!....or maybe you don't!!!....
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Its like, when I was a child, waiting forever for the mailman to deliver your secret decoder ring.
You have earned the prize.
What more can be said... perfection!
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We always used to wonder what people do that don't have boats.....now you know!!!....or maybe you don't!!!....
Problem is, we have been there...and we're just dumb enough to jump in again!
This is so on point...
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It's not gotten really bad yet. When you start offering to help your boating buddies winterize their boats, that's when you've reached certifiable.

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It's not gotten really bad yet. When you start offering to help your boating buddies winterize their boats, that's when you've reached certifiable.

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I spent my working life maintaining European autos...
Most of my "buddies" won't allow me on their boats as I can't help "diagnosing" issues... I'm kind of fussy...
No one wants to know!
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Greetings,
Mr. Bruce. Re: post #9. I certainly was NOT making fun of your pain which I can acutely sense through the electronic ethers. I was merely expressing MY disappointment that M. L_t beat me by a good hour with his offer to allow you to work on HIS boat to ease your pain. That M. L_t is a TRUE humanitarian.
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Its like, when I was a child, waiting forever for the mailman to deliver your secret decoder ring.
Boaters have no patience for patience. For years I waited for my ship to come in, and when it finally did, it anchored ten feet from the dock...
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Greetings,
Mr. Bruce. Re: post #9. I certainly was NOT making fun of your pain which I can acutely sense through the electronic ethers. I was merely expressing MY disappointment that M. L_t beat me by a good hour with his offer to allow you to work on HIS boat to ease your pain. That M. L_t is a TRUE humanitarian.
Damned it! I have been uncovered, Mr Firefly you are too much for me!
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It isn't that I have nothing to do...rather it is the lack of "right now" boat projects that is so strange.
Send me your list! I can live vicariously..
Bruce
Ah, well....just suck it up, and dream about the fact you are going to take delivery of a NEW boat, made to YOUR order, and something the vast majority of us will never experience. Does that help..?
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Old 10-30-2016, 02:07 AM   #20
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Ah, well....just suck it up, and dream about the fact you are going to take delivery of a NEW boat, made to YOUR order, and something the vast majority of us will never experience. Does that help..?
Believe me, I realize just how lucky I am!
That doesn't stop me from feeling lost though. There is a reality to having a boat to look after. Time, money, and projects all have to be managed.
Now that we are essentially finished the process of selecting boat, gear, materials and colors, we simply have to sit back and wait. Oh yes, and make progress payments...that part feels pretty real.
As does the waiting...
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