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Old 03-11-2011, 20:09   #91
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Re: What's the Worst Piece of Advice You've Ever Received ?

Just spray that diesel/oil combination in the intake to get that engine started. Keep cranking it'll start.

Yeah, right! Diesels don't start and run if the injection isn't timed right. A few hundred dollars and lots of time to recover from that one.
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Old 03-11-2011, 20:17   #92
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Old 03-11-2011, 21:47   #93
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That steels boats aren't a hassle to maintain. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt, sold the boat and went back to Tupperware.
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"Marry that girl.... she's perfect for you...."
I suffered that advice too. Boats are so much cheaper to get rid of.
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Old 03-11-2011, 23:26   #95
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Re: What's the Worst Piece of Advice You've Ever Received ?

The man in the information office for False Creek Vancouver anchoring and permits told me his favorite place to anchor was just past the Cambie Street Bridge off Science World and suggested I do the same.

Trouble is the bridge clearance is 42 feet (and I need 48 feet)!

BTW He knew what I was sailing having helped me dock.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:15   #96
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Re: What's the Worst Piece of Advice You've Ever Received ?

"She's got a few minor issues but basically a very sound boat" And "this home is just what you are looking for!"
Bottom line- if they are really anxious to sell it, there is a reason.
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Old 05-11-2011, 15:34   #97
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You'd better stop that or you'll go blind!
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You'd better stop that or you'll go blind!
That's a medical fact.
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Bottom line- if they are really anxious to sell it, there is a reason.
Doesn't mean it has to be a bad reason
Some people are just unsuited to yachts, or their needs change or have medical issues or financial issues forcing sale etc.
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A home is the most important investment you can ever make, rents will only ever go up so if you buy it's like locking down the rent price forever
Yeah, that a a fun couple of years in CA. Not.
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That's a medical fact.
Now THAT's Funny...LL
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Old 06-11-2011, 19:44   #102
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The first thump was her back pack rolling off the vee berth onto the floor.
The second thump was .....
not yet ....
the porta-potty tipping over onto her back pack.
WOW...If that isn't a worst case scenario i'm not sure what is. This story makes me really glad we have a reefing system.
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and if I get tired of that view I can exchange it for any view I want.
well, except maybe for looking down a mountain slope at the valley below.

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mountain top is not in the ocean unless you are on the volcano as it erupts into a mountain, then ye'd best be careful......

someone told me not to buy a formosa.....rofl
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Can't say I rely on advice from others - but certainly I have given myself lots of dumb ar#ed advice over the years

Does that count?
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