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Old 02-10-2011, 09:05   #31
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Re: What's the Worst Piece of Advice You've Ever Received ?

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"Stop that! You'll go blind!"
Lets just do it untill we need glasses...
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:32   #32
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Don't sell your stocks. You are in it for the long run. (Early 2008)
I'll second that one. I got my clock cleaned. $50k down to $12k and never recovered.

Oh yeh, forgot to mention the 3400 shares of NHC that are now effectively worth $0 but the bank will take them off my hands for the usual $29 trading fee.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:40   #33
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Re: What's the Worst Piece of Advice You've Ever Received ?

You don't need that much scope to anchor here.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:44   #34
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I love the answer to: "Why are nautical miles longer than statute miles?" I shall give that explanation to the next eight people who ask me that question.

(Of course, no one asks me anything anymore. ;~p)
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:45   #35
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Re: What's the Worst Piece of Advice You've Ever Received ?

"You need some paint to touch up that bit of metal on the bottom of the outboard, its corroding".

He was pointing to the anode

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Old 02-10-2011, 10:23   #36
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Pete , did that to the trim tab anode on my first ski boat . Replaced all the transom bolts and steering cables the next season.......
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:35   #37
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:51   #38
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I'm from the goverment and here to help! (from the IRS)

This won't hurt at all! (from the dentist)

Should only take 2 hours labor to do this! (from most contractors)

That anchor will hold you in a hurricane! (to that guy down on the beach in VA)
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:22   #39
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"dont push!" to the mom in labor, involuntarily pushing......
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Old 02-10-2011, 16:02   #40
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"Go ahead and marry her. If it doesn't work out, you can always get a divorce". That was about 20 years and $ 500,000 ago. Just THINK of the boat I could have had today.

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PS - But it was worth every penny.
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Old 02-10-2011, 16:17   #41
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Screw hurricane season, just go and watch the long range weather, I didn’t take it but know someone who did and lost their boat on the Baja to a hurricane.
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Don't worry I'm on the pill.
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Old 02-10-2011, 16:22   #43
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1. Don't heel.
2. Try to fit in.
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Got this advice from mechanic of simpson bay diesel in st-maarten. Not knowing much about mechanic at the time, I looked at the water comming out of my new motor compared to my used one and man more than half the amount comming from the used one, I asked nicely, is this normal, his answer, ohhh there should be no problem, do not worry. Sailed back to oyster pond where I met a friend Ton a mechanic that does lots of jobs and he said don't even start the fore he sees it. Next day came aboard, opened the heat exchanger and surely it was clogged to the point that I might have blown the motor.
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