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Old 12-15-2017, 10:02 AM   #21
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Ksanders well said!
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:01 AM   #22
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It all started 30 years ago in college, innocently enough. My go-to study spot on the 3rd floor of the library was back in a quiet nook, surrounded by metal shelves. Upon further investigation, I discovered that these shelves contained cataloged collections of magazines, and I was right next to Motorboat and Sailing. At first I would just thumb through a few old issues while taking a break from my studies, but soon I needed more. I would find myself in the library even when I didn't really need to be there. I found Yachting, then the entire collection of Rudder, all the way back to the turn of the century. Woodenboat magazine was next. It got so bad that I even found myself looking at Sailing magazine. I finally had to graduate and quit this obsession cold turkey. The monkey off my back, I could pursue my dreams and be a productive contributor to society...and along comes the internet. The monkey returns, with a vengeance!
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:10 AM   #23
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Hi, my name is Howard and I'm a boat porn addict.
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:28 AM   #24
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Oh! This is about "boat porn"!!! (I'm outa here.)
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:39 AM   #25
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Oh! This is about "boat porn"!!! (I'm outa here.)

Ha, a closet boat porner.
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:58 AM   #26
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I envy those of you that have been able to control your boat porn to just viewing beauties online, ogling their tight transoms and bulbous bows.

I regret to say my addiction has taken over me and I have fallen much further. I seek out events where I can interact with them in person. "Boat shows," it sounds so innocent. Anything but. There you can open hatches you probably shouldn't and peer inside. No one is watching, go ahead and cop a feel!

Then a few years ago, an even lower point, I decided I just had to possess one for myself, even if just for a fleeting moment. I saw a few hanging out where they do, you know, marinas. I negotiated a price and took her for myself for an entire week. She was mine, bought and paid for. As soon as we were out of sight, and showed her my naked body. It's painful to say this now.

Through the week I rode her through waves of pleasure. She had a powerful engine and I would even say as I leaned on her it virtually throbbed. Salty water poured off her as my debasement continued each day. Of course at the end, feeling remorseful, I gave her a nice sponge bath and lovingly dried her off. She's been silent about my abuse, bless her.

I hope I won't lose my job, with my admission. Oh, never mind, I'm retired.
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Old 12-15-2017, 12:12 PM   #27
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Now that we are coming to confession, I must admit I have an affair with my boat. I do not think my wife is aware of such a personal relationship, hope she won't mind me. I try to cover up by bringing her aboard so I can enjoy both of her but I fear the day she will wake up in the middle of the night to find out that I am on the deck, what will she think? I wish she could join us, this would be the perfect threesome.



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Old 12-15-2017, 12:12 PM   #28
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Oh! This is about "boat porn"!!! (I'm outa here.)
Said like a true addict. Your just in denial.
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Old 12-15-2017, 12:33 PM   #29
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Yup I do the same!
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Old 12-15-2017, 12:54 PM   #30
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My addiction has gotten so bad I have to keep a tab of actual porn at the ready in case my girlfriend walks in the room.
"Are you looking at boats again"?
"No Honey, just midget lesbian mud wrestling."
"Ok then".
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Old 12-15-2017, 01:25 PM   #31
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I buy a lot of boating magazines but I only read the articles. Honest.
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Old 12-15-2017, 03:01 PM   #32
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Then I bought a boat that could safely and comfortably do all that.

and my dreams were shattered!!!

Because I realized that it wasn’t having the “right” boat that was holding me back, it was me, my life, and the needs of my famly that were keeping me from being the wanderlust free spirit I always wanted to be.

so...

I wait patiently for retirement, just a few short years away, and don’t look at yachtworld anymore.
So true Kevin. I have the boat, but don't yet have the unencumbered time.
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Old 12-15-2017, 07:28 PM   #33
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Maybe we need a 12-step program?

I just look at them for the articles. No, wait, that's a different excuse.

I just look at them for ideas for my current boat. Yeah. That's it.
Do you mean a 12 foot program?
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Old 12-15-2017, 07:51 PM   #34
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Justbob: it’s okay. My wife and I do threesomes with out Taiwanese Mistress!
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Old 12-15-2017, 10:47 PM   #35
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Nope. Not guilty. I am, however, addicted to TF and 3 other boating sites and tend to log into each of them 2-3 times a day.


That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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While traveling and between wifi opportunities, I get morose. Sometimes, after dinner and a glass of Zin, good to take some time and catch up.
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An addiction that fortunately my wife, and I both share (50 years).
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An addiction that fortunately my wife, and I both share (50 years).
I hope to be able to say that both of us are sharing this addiction for 50 years (we would have 90 and 86).
Please give my congrats to your wife to have been able to stand by you for so many years

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Old 12-16-2017, 08:44 PM   #38
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Boat porn yep I've sinned and fallen short. Youtube, Yachtworld, boats.com, Craigslist, Ebay, newspaper ads, you name it. Love walking the docks and boat yards looking at boats and meeting the people that own them. I peek so I know what I want when the time comes I retire. Got it pretty well narrowed down.
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:21 AM   #39
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My wife hates it. I send her links to boats all the time and all she says is "Again?" and usually doesn't even look at the link.

Since Boat Trader and Yacht World has been taken over by spam bots, I don't get to look at much. Could be a good thing since the price has dropped on 2 boats I really like!
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I am quite vocal about my boat porn addiction. Whether it be going down to the local marine or spending a night paroozing the seemingly endless pages of yachtworld, I spent quite a lot of time looking at boats. I find it encroaching on my studies these days... which isn't a bad thing considering I study yacht design
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