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Old 01-09-2013, 01:39 PM   #1
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Yacht maintenance

I am really "yachting" today. Paying someone to work on my boat, that is. It's strange, but I don't feel like a "fat cat". hmmm, maybe yachting is not all that it's cracked up to be.

Just trying to get caught up on everything.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:55 PM   #2
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I am really "yachting" today. Paying someone to work on my boat, that is. It's strange, but I don't feel like a "fat cat". hmmm, maybe yachting is not all that it's cracked up to be.
Just trying to get caught up on everything.
Me too! And you're correct! Yachting is not all it's cracked up to be.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:12 PM   #3
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There's yachting and there's boating - depends on how many boat bucks you've got.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:19 PM   #4
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Yachting is when your accounting people see the statement a month after your yacht manager paid the bill for work that you didn't know the boat needed was completed. You most likely don't even know any of that happened but your boat was ready when you showed up to use it.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:21 PM   #5
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I wonder what the poor people are doing today?
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:37 PM   #6
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Plotting.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:44 PM   #7
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Working on someone's yacht?
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:45 PM   #8
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Or eating baking powder Biscuits and poor mans gravy.

Or what to do with bacon grease.

After you fry the bacon add 3 tablespoons flour and let brown a little. Then pour in 1/2 cup milk and the rest of water until not too thick and not too thin, just right. Salt and pepper to taste. Delicious.



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Old 01-09-2013, 04:23 PM   #9
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I wonder what the poor people are doing today?
At the rates charged today, poor people are not working on boats. These guys are doing pretty well as they should. Good work deserves good pay.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:10 PM   #10
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At the rates charged today, poor people are not working on boats. These guys are doing pretty well as they should. Good work deserves good pay.
Average billing rate around here is $100-$110 an hour. So, I suspect the typical worker gets something like a $35 an hour wage.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:47 PM   #11
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Just had work done at $88ph, by qualified shipwrights. Definitely on the low side of usual rates. Unfortunately there were a lot of hours.
Unless you are fortunate to be highly skilled,some jobs just have to be left to the professionals. And I turned up every day to check work, and progress.
Skipperdude, your gravy sounds delicious but I suspect any medico TFers are shaking their heads. But bacon and eggs for breakfast on board, just magic.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:53 PM   #12
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There's yachting and there's boating - depends on how many boat bucks you've got.
when i was 17 my 13 foot Rockholt was a magnificent yatch. I've come to the conclusion that yatching referrs to sitting in the yatch club with a tail disscusing yatch stuff and boating is when you are in a vessel travling from point a to a nice secluded getaway or on a gunkholeing voyage. Pretty obvious when you think about it. Look around you at all them big fancy boats and then look out to sea and see how many are out there What you see is the old gb or willie maybe a defever or two and mixed with a spattering of bayliners and tolly's all out boating
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:55 PM   #13
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Today I am yachting! Both the diesel mechanic and the bright work guru are on the boat and I don't like it one bit. But the alternative is me trying to do it myself and failing badly....if history is our guide....and then paying them more to fix my mistakes and fix the initial issue.....so I'm yachting today.
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In a rare instance, I got my sister to help on the brightwork:



But mostly rely on professionals to do most technical stuff like upgrading the chain locker (new tray to raise locker drain).

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:32 PM   #15
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Hiring out work is a win win. You get to help someone and the economy. At least that is what I tell my wife. Besides, if I had to do the washing, waxing and brightwork myself, I don't think I would want to own a boat. The mechanical and electrical work, I do not mind too much.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:34 PM   #16
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.......... Pretty obvious when you think about it. Look around you at all them big fancy boats and then look out to sea and see how many are out there What you see is the old gb or willie maybe a defever or two and mixed with a spattering of bayliners and tolly's all out boating
Not my experience at all. I see lots of "them big fancy boats" on the AICW.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:00 PM   #17
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Bfloyd, The reason why a lot of fancy yachts are not used as much as less expensive boats is because yachting is just one of the many past times that those owners enjoy. Unlike most of us budget boaters where boating might be the top hobby or possibly the only hobby.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:16 PM   #18
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Bfloyd, The reason why a lot of fancy yachts are not used as much as less expensive boats is because yachting is just one of the many past times that those owners enjoy. Unlike most of us budget boaters where boating might be the top hobby or possibly the only hobby.
think so? Well maybe its because them big yatchs have swimming pools, servants, and so many fun things aboard that they don't need to leave the dock to have an enjoyable day. Besides, look at all the money they save on fuel.........hummmm......if i owned one i would get to hire me own crew.....te he...and design uniforms for them......yep, dock time will work for me.
Later guys, gotta go buy a lottery ticket

Question, what would you require the uniform consist of?....oh, and do you think they would really need to have any nautical training?
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Question, what would you require the uniform consist of?....oh, and do you think they would really need to have any nautical training?
I'd imagine one would require a towel attendant stationed pool side in some appropriately eye candyish attire.

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I'd imagine one would require a towel attendant stationed pool side in some appropriately eye candyish attire.

Eric b, the mechanic finally showed up!!! Yea!!
so you suggest they be attired in a towel or just be properly trained in the use of a towel?

Mechanic! Great, now some real wurk can be done.
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