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Old 09-13-2013, 07:36 PM   #21
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You guys make fun, but seriously yoga is good for everyone at every physical fitness level at every age. Whether you just want your boat-yoga (engine room work) to be less painful or you want to seriously get healthier....yoga is a great way to do it. Give it a try!
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:57 PM   #22
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For years I have been telling single women to take up boating, and single men to take up yoga. Never thought that yoga could help with the boat work.

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Old 09-13-2013, 09:59 PM   #23
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You have to be careful what you agree to when you're liquored up. Mine always agrees to selling the house and bigger boat when on the rum but forgets the next day.
Being small and flexible is the reason the teak work on those Tiawan trawlers looks so good.
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:01 PM   #24
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We have a rule....DRUNK PLANS DON'T COUNT!!!
I agreed after mega sex this AM...

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Old 09-13-2013, 10:02 PM   #25
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I can barely fit my feet between my twins. You basically have to hang from above or find a very small mechanic.
I have a friend/surveyor who was telling me about a yard bill. He saw on one of the lines...."Midget services". He thought that was their way of being cute and saying that they charged an extra "tax" due to the access issues on his boat. Well it turns out that there is a "small person"(midget) lady that contracts to the yard when they need someone to get into tight spaces.

True story!
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:21 PM   #26
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"I remained distracted by the instructors tramp stamp"

LOL

Reminds me of when I wanted surfing lessons on the beach in Costa Rica the winter after I turned 60. The choices included the Aussie chicks, but I decided that for the money I would actually rather learn to surf, so I went with Esteban.
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:51 PM   #27
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"I remained distracted by the instructors tramp stamp"

LOL

Reminds me of when I wanted surfing lessons on the beach in Costa Rica the winter after I turned 60. The choices included the Aussie chicks, but I decided that for the money I would actually rather learn to surf, so I went with Esteban.
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:24 AM   #28
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I can barely fit my feet between my twins. You basically have to hang from above or find a very small mechanic.
Would it just be easier to buy a bigger boat? Or maybe hire a mechanic?

Be a man and just say no! This exercise stuff is grossly overrated.
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:31 AM   #29
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Would it just be easier to buy a bigger boat? Or maybe hire a mechanic? ...
Or have a single engine.



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Old 09-14-2013, 06:30 AM   #30
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:17 AM   #31
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Be a man and just say no! This exercise stuff is grossly overrated.
Atta boy, Al! Just look at a Humming Bird whos life span is very short and compare that to a Galapagos tortoise who may live 200 years and you get the message that exercise will really shorten your life.
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:20 AM   #32
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I think I have the best of all worlds....I have an Admiral who doesn't mind doing mechanical stuff (changing impellers, helping with oil changes and filters, etc.) on the boat. She's 5'4" and fits into those tight places much easier than I can.

She did her first impeller change last summer. I showed her a photo of the genset impeller housing, told her how to do it, then stood by as she removed the bolts, pulled out the old impeller and installed the new one. I had zip tied it down to a diameter that it was easy to put in and coated it with dish soap, and as she tapped it into place the zip ties slid off.

Piece of cake for her. She did it the total job in about the same time as it would have taken me to get my big frame (6'1", 250#) into the area to do the job.

Ya gotta love a lady who doesn't mind getting her hands dirty!
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Might be thread hijacking but I cannot stop from asking how many people have gotten "stuck" while working on their boats. I will admit to it!
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Would it just be easier to buy a bigger boat? Or maybe hire a mechanic?

Be a man and just say no! This exercise stuff is grossly overrated.
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Don't I wish...

And yes a bigger boat with a full size engine room is on the agenda.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:28 PM   #36
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Don't I wish...

And yes a bigger boat with a full size engine room is on the agenda.
I've never gotten over the Great Harbour N-37 engine room, twin 56HP Yanmars, photo taken from starboard wall. Walk in, stand up.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:35 PM   #37
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I've never gotten over the Great Harbour N-37 engine room, twin 56HP Yanmars, photo taken from starboard wall. Walk in, stand up.
That is on my visit/wish list.

They seem hard to buy used.
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"Might be thread hijacking but I cannot stop from asking how many people have gotten "stuck" while working on their boats. I will admit to it!"

Got stuck behind and outside of my port perkins 6.354. Helps to appreciate why mechanics charge so much.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:25 AM   #39
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Years ago, my brother was in the ER of his 42' Californian, working on the outside of his port side 3208. This was in San Carlos, Mexico and it was hot! He got wedged in somehow and every time he tried to extricate himself something was digging into his thigh. He tried & tried but with no success and remained stuck for about 45 minutes. Actually, thinking that he might expire, he finally just said "THe Hell With It" and forced himself backwards, achieving his freedom and tearing up his thigh on a hose clamp tail. His wife of 50 years was snorkling around the boat at the time but being deaf from birth, she could not hear his calls for help. This resulted in hiring a full time Mexican captain and a weight loss of 20 lbs.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:25 PM   #40
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Bum, I commend you for at least trying Yoga. Started working out about 18 mos. ago and am glad I did. I would gladly do a few yoga classes but the last one I went to the instructor tried to turn it into a religious experience so I didn't go back.

Just one thing, no pictures of you in yoga pants....... please!
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