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Old 05-12-2010, 04:47 PM   #21
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What is it with women, boats and color combos?

Well, the install of the last cushions was today. Captain's opinion: "I love them Dear". Actually, the end result is not nearly as bad as I feared. Although, the Admiral is now muttering about the throw pillows needing replacing to match the new decor.

I cannot, cannot, cannot complain: She loves boating, has her own day sailer that she single hands in breezes when I would rather be on the mooring. Loves the power boat and cruising. She pays way, way more $$$ than I towards the costs of all the floating toys (I do most of the maintenance and forward planning, although she has painted her share of wooden boat bottoms and done a lot of sanding). The first time I met her she had her head inside the electrical panel of her (then) husband's Brownell hydraulic trailer trying to figure out what was amiss with some malfunction. She bought the John Deere lawn mower/tractor for the lawn and won't let me use it much. When I tried to sell my an MG to finance a second one, she wouldn't let me sell it and took it over herself. And... she's a great cook and a great stepmom.

I should frequently give myself a dope slap upside my head to make me re-realize what a gem of a wife I have.

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Old 05-12-2010, 07:32 PM   #22
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Dave:
I love the color scheme but do agree with your wife on the throw pillows. You sure have come a long way with that IG in 1 year.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:13 AM   #23
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Dave:
I love the color scheme but do agree with your wife on the throw pillows. You sure have come a long way with that IG in 1 year.
Thanks Walt. Still a bit more to do until we have her up to the level we want.

Your interior is great. Are your settee cushions leather? Did they come with the boat or did you have them done?

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Old 05-13-2010, 08:01 AM   #24
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Yes, they are leather and came with the boat. The mattress is an innerspring and folds back to allow access to the bow thruster.

These little trawlers are great!

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Old 05-13-2010, 06:33 PM   #25
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Here is a shot of our new cabin curtains. We installed them about 3 weeks ago, replacing the white pleated ones. I thought the others were great, but what do I know.......
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:39 PM   #26
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:42 PM   #27
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That happens a little more than I like to admit
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:57 AM   #28
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What is it with women, boats and color combos?

The first*two*pictures are*of the "before". I think these curtains came with the boat originally in 1983. Here are some of our brand new improvements. Aft cabin is not done yet, as we are waiting for some paint to dry. I'll try and remember to post when it gets done within the next few weeks. I think it is a vast improvement and is very homey.* Notice how nicely I decorated the engine compartment with shiny new deck plates, as my husband loves to do laps around the engine, and I thought he needed something beautiful to run on.

P.S.* Candle is just for decor.* We don't burn real candles on the boat...only the battery operated ones, which are also a big part of the decorating process.

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Old 05-23-2010, 10:34 AM   #30
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RE: What is it with women, boats and color combos?

Nice, Reefdrifter. That's the color combo I would have gone for had it been my call (it wasn't).

But I can choose what goes in he holy place and deck plates/gratings are on my wish list.
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:40 AM   #31
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Why Boats are better than Women


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OK, Im probably already in trouble because of the title, but here goes!

Boats never have a curfew.
Boats never break a date.
Boats never have a headache.
Boats are appropriately greeted with a whistle.
Boats never care if you arrive with buddies and choose to spend the evening playing cards.
Boats, like women, are best maneuvered with a light touch. However, only a boat's response is predictable.
Both boats and women like to show their superstructures to best advantage. Boats, however, never complain that they have nothing to wear.
Boats never need another pair of shoes.
Boats don't give you the cold shoulder after you have not called or visited for a while.
Boats never complain that you don't talk to them.
You never have to bring a boat gifts of flowers, chocolates or jewelry.
You don't need to romance your boat before she'll let you spend the night.
A boat never gets jealous.
You can always tell a boat about other boats that you have sailed.
Boats never flirt and never play hard to get.
Boats never ask if their stern is too wide or if their rigging is sagging.
Before a boat changes hands, the current owner encourages all serious potential prospects to take her for a spin and try her out.
Boats respond well if you tie them up for the night.
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:41 PM   #32
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Why Boats are better than Women
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OK, Im probably already in trouble because of the title, but here goes!

Boats never have a curfew.
Boats never break a date.
Boats never have a headache.
Boats are appropriately greeted with a whistle.
Boats never care if you arrive with buddies and choose to spend the evening playing cards.
Boats, like women, are best maneuvered with a light touch. However, only a boat's response is predictable.
Both boats and women like to show their superstructures to best advantage. Boats, however, never complain that they have nothing to wear.
Boats never need another pair of shoes.
Boats don't give you the cold shoulder after you have not called or visited for a while.
Boats never complain that you don't talk to them.
You never have to bring a boat gifts of flowers, chocolates or jewelry.
You don't need to romance your boat before she'll let you spend the night.
A boat never gets jealous.
You can always tell a boat about other boats that you have sailed.
Boats never flirt and never play hard to get.
Boats never ask if their stern is too wide or if their rigging is sagging.
Before a boat changes hands, the current owner encourages all serious potential prospects to take her for a spin and try her out.
Boats respond well if you tie them up for the night.
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