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Old 04-25-2010, 01:02 PM   #1
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What is it with women, boats and color combos?

<pre>Wife just had delivered to the boat and installed her quid pro quo for my
new (last fall) electronics: new curtains and cushions throughout and top
to bottom. I was happy with solid color plain off white curtains and solid
color blue cushions inside and white vinyl cushions outside. Now we have
multicolored striped curtains in the saloon/wheelhouse and different
multicolored striped curtains below, baby poop "wheat" colored cushions
inside and a third type of multicolored cushions outside. My head is spinning.
This is a boat after all and not a house.
"Don't you love them Dear?" she says. Gritted teeth and 22 years of marriage
experience (40 years if you count both wives) kept me from an honest and
certain death response. I guess I will learn to love them all since I do her
and she did go for the electronics.</pre>
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Old 04-25-2010, 01:11 PM   #2
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Hiya,
Has to do with the nesting instinct and the genetic need to redo. No need to grit teeth, just smile and nod.
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Old 04-25-2010, 01:20 PM   #3
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RT is right David. I learned years ago at home to smile and say"Are you kidding? I love that color!" life got much easier after that
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:32 PM   #4
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The three phrases to a happy marriage:

Yes, Dear.
Whatever you say, Dear.
Right away, Dear.
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:39 PM   #5
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RE: What is it with women, boats and color combos?

Our trawler was very stark shippy when we bought it and my wife and I change the color and re decorated. **We wanted to lighten up the boat, and make more comfortable and warm.* Best to go with the flow!
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:12 PM   #6
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On the other hand, she probably doesn't like most of the electronics you buy. Life balances out in the end.
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:03 PM   #7
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Just remember, she is the Admiral.... you are just the Captain!

If your boat is anything like mine, let her spend all she wants. She will NEVER catch up to the way you spend money on the boat!
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:44 AM   #8
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Hollywood, Dude you are so right on with that.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:59 AM   #9
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RE: What is it with women, boats and color combos?

Ironically, my wife works for the local Furuno dealer as well as other brands. She is always trying to see what else we can put on the boat. She is the JL Audio dealer hence we now have a new JL system.... I think she already has the next project planned...something tells me it ain't curtains...
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Ironically, my wife works for the local Furuno dealer as well as other brands. She is always trying to see what else we can put on the boat. She is the JL Audio dealer hence we now have a new JL system.... I think she already has the next project planned...something tells me it ain't curtains...
Role reversal! I like it. I think you need to get into fabrics, cushions and curtains to balance things out.

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Old 04-26-2010, 08:21 PM   #11
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Ironically, my wife works for the local Furuno dealer as well as other brands. She is always trying to see what else we can put on the boat. She is the JL Audio dealer hence we now have a new JL system.... I think she already has the next project planned...something tells me it ain't curtains...
it's going to really piss a lot of guys off to find out she also........

1- used to be a model, and still looks like one

2- thinks it's great for you to go on weekend dive trips with the guys

3. is a gourmet cook

OK,* so one out of four still qualifies as a winner, keep her as she is a rare woman!
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:29 AM   #12
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Wife here.* Just deal with it.* I would love to think that my husband could not live with the mint green curtains and herculon beige seat covers that that matched the "have a nice day"* cutsie plaques throughout the galley and such* that graced our new-to-us 34 foot trawler, but I soon had to put a stop to all that 1980 decor and blast*our trawler*into 2010 with navy, dark red, khaki and plaid throughout, with brass embelishments.* Looks a whole lot better.* I think hubby feels better, too.
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:35 AM   #13
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Aye Aye!!* Admiral.

Well said.

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I think you guys are missing the real reason women need to do the deco thing in a boat. We men decide where to tie up the boat, what lines to use, what knots to use, where to tie the lines even when to shut off the engine. We decide just about everything. The poor girls just want to be a part of it and redecorating is their way of making a contribution.*

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Old 05-01-2010, 06:37 AM   #15
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This is probably one of the reasons I enjoy being a single boater.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:52 PM   #16
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I don't complain (well not too much). I figure I'm darn lucky. My wife actually enjoys the boat. Although we have had some discussions???? I have no quarrel with what she has done and the boat looks better for it.

I've seen too many guys over the years with lousy attitudes, scare or badger their wife out of the boat, and then guess what.

I can't afford that. Nomadwilly nailed it and I'm glad to have her along.
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:57 AM   #17
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Carefull what you encourage: I turned mine loose in the sewing store. have you seen what some of those machines can do? and cost? Now I have a virtually unspendable catching up credit.
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:50 PM   #18
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A good friend of mine wisely told me some time ago.
"in your marriage, you can either be right, or happy, pick which one you want."
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Yep.
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:58 AM   #20
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So few guys are lucky enough to have wives that enjoy boating as much as the men. Far too many couples seem to go their own way when it comes to boats, and often this results in further tensions because of the money that has to be spent on boats. So, if having cushions and curtains will make your wife happy to be along - live with it! It's a small price to pay.
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