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Old 06-05-2018, 08:24 PM   #141
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Thank you, Boathealer, for both your answer, and for not taking afront to the question. Feathers sometimes get ruffled easily here, and I spent 15 minutes debating whether to delete the post. Your answer makes a lot of sense....well..most of it. The part about liking to work on engines seems a little odd, but I kind of get it. I'm sure there are many people in your marina that would be glad to let you maintain their engines if yours didn't fulfill your needs. Thanks again.
LOL! I guess I should have said I like working on MY engines!

That whole OCD thing again....
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:44 PM   #142
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We are doing our best to burn about $6 K (assuming less than $3.75/gal) of fuel in the next few months. That is why we have the vessel. Even at that, it is not the majority of our planned annual boating expense. As B.B. said many posts ago, this is not a cheap hobby.
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Old 06-06-2018, 03:14 AM   #143
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Engine maintenance? I prefer helping to support a professional mechanic and his family.
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Old 06-06-2018, 03:24 AM   #144
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Engine maintenance? I prefer helping to support a professional mechanic and his family.

I'm sure we all would if we could all afford it. Unfortunately, if I didn't do my own I wouldn't be able to own a boat. Besides, I've taken great pride in what I've learned and been able to do thus far.
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Old 06-06-2018, 04:51 AM   #145
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Engine maintenance? I prefer helping to support a professional mechanic and his family.
No need to limit yourself. I have decided to support the entire marine industry.
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:04 AM   #146
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No need to limit yourself. I have decided to support the entire marine industry.
If I had the time to do "all" my own stuff on our Tolly - that exercise would enthrall me [well, not so much the septic work - that will always remain a preferred hire-out clause! LOL].

Fortunately or unfortunately, depending at how it's looked at, in order to keep our little boaty in preferred location for swimming and other play times it's 100 miles away. With family, personal advancements and business needs at our dirt-dwelling location there is seldom enough time to get to our boat for anything other than experiencing the much enjoyed fun R&R time.

So... Dan... I must admit that I too am a firm believer in and supporter of the entire marine industry.

PS: Occasionally, during our R&R jaunts I do accomplish some of the more fun boat-work... but... nowhere near enough to place a dollar burden on the "marine industry". LOL
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