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Old 06-30-2011, 11:26 AM   #21
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RE: Why in the world did I buy a boat?

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with that title I was expecting something bad to happen!* I am so glad it was all good times! *
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That is kinda why we decided to go the trawler route. *It always seems that sailboaters have all of these harrowing stories about their trips. *I guess because there is so much crap that can go wrong with all that ****-on-a-stick. *Trawler folks just motor along. *I guess the downfall is that you don't have as many war stories. *
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:59 AM   #22
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RE: Why in the world did I buy a boat?

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with that title I was expecting something bad to happen!* I am so glad it was all good times! *
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That is kinda why we decided to go the trawler route. *It always seems that sailboaters have all of these harrowing stories about their trips. *I guess because there is so much crap that can go wrong with all that ****-on-a-stick. *Trawler folks just motor along. *I guess the downfall is that you don't have as many war stories. *

nothing like being woken up at 3 in the morning by chaos on deck as the crew on watch dumped the spinnaker overboard when they tried to douse it and they are now dragging it under the keel, back into the cockpit and shoving it down the companionway for ME to do something with.* LOL and of course this is the same spinnaker we had spent 2 hours repairing early the same day!* Ah yes, good times.* can't say I miss the sailboat.*
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:25 AM   #23
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RE: Why in the world did I buy a boat?

Yes, you really have to have had a yacht to really understand just how sweet it is to just leap on, turn a key, drop lines and go...in any direction, virtually any time of the tide, and with the wind direction usually irrelevant, rain, hail or shine, so to speak. Sure, there are times in a sail boat that you think back on as an absolutely sublime passage...wind at a perfect angle, swishing along, the sailing humming, perfectly trimmed, tell-tales flowing beautifully, no engine noise...but they are kinda like your best golf shots...you know, the ones which occasionally connect perfectly and fly straight and true right next to the hole...few and far between....
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:42 AM   #24
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I stumbled upon this old thread while searching for an old post referencing TV mounts. Thought it might be fun to resurrect for others to share their pics/videos and stories of fun memorable moments aboard.

So many threads deal with repairs, failures and challenges onboard. Here's one for the fun times.
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I needed that right now.
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Old 02-08-2018, 12:25 PM   #26
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We need more of these kinda posts! Much better than Anchors, Guns, Politics and so on.

Cant wait to get back to the boat and shave off again ourselves!

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Me too!! Hoping for an early Spring!!
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Although it is a lot more tolerable in South Florida. Almost time to cruise to Fort Pierce for TFR.

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LOL!!! Auto spell helping me again! Was supposed to be “Shove” not shave.
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I agree with O C Diver. its looking good for a weekend out on the boat- 85 and slight chance of rain. Maybe we will head over to Sanibel, or Captiva.
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although it is a lot more tolerable in south florida. Almost time to cruise to fort pierce for tfr.

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I miss SF Bay and the Delta. Nice vid Al.
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We love our PNW cruising, but would not mind giving your area a try....great post!
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Why did I buy a boat?

Right now I am between boats but contemplating a purchase. But why? I cant really say and in fact I am thinking I am crazy. We are in our 80s ad currently its a choice between an airplane and a boat. Wife says at least on a boat can have a heart attack and only I will know the difference....LOL

But I am wondering if there are any post 80 boat drivers on here. I would like to hear from them about whether or not they have regrets at 80+
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For me, it's pretty much equal combinations of the following, in no particular order:
  1. A desire to be self-sufficient with a just a tinge of "prepper" thrown in
  2. Sunsets at anchor
  3. Endless things to both invent and fix for my nerdy engineer-self
  4. Sunsets at anchor
  5. Ability to just up and leave if a geographic area or neighbors are disagreeable
  6. Sunsets at anchor
  7. Travel to anywhere at a slow pace
  8. Sunsets at anchor
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