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Old 21-07-2014, 18:07   #31
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I can quit anytime, anytime I want to BUT I do it for my family, they have so much fun (or they get locked in the front cabin), they can't imagine a weekend without sailing, (because that is all they have ever done and that is all I let them imagine), We have moved into a smaller house, after all we spend all weekend sailing, because the family enjoy it so much, so what is the point in having a big house, sure the 3 kids are all sharing one room, next door to ours and we only have one bathroom but thats OK because we have been able to buy a bigger boat with the leftover money from the house and ultimately that is what the family wants, to enable us to sail more and of course we allow the kids to play their own sports, whatever class of boat they want, as long as it is sailing and Dad can follow in a dinghy screaming from a megaphone as the brothers and sisters sail together fighting non stop around the course, of course they get an old boat with old sails so the "family boat" can have better gear, their choice, they just love the big boat so much.

One time a mate who came sailing with us said the kids looked a little bit afraid when he spilt his drink on the teak deck, he reckons my daughter pulled him aside and said dad screams when things get spilt on the boat, kids say the damdest things, I explained to him that the kids just love the boat so much that they hate to see anything happen to her!

Sometimes the wife suggests holidaying in other places than the boat on the harbour, sure no problems I say, I will just sail the boat down the coast to a different harbour, Usually when this happens she throws the brochures of resorts and foreign lands on the floor (somewhat aggressively in my opinion) and goes off quietly to another room by herself (I assume to celebrate her own special way). She is obviously then busy planning for the bonus time on the boat because she doesn't seem to have any left over capacity to talk to me for about a week or so.

Anyway like I said, I can stop any time I want, BUT, you know, the things you do for family!

FORWARD TO 2022

hi i'm a new poster,my parents dragged me onto the boat at every opurtunity
as a child,learnt to sail at an early age.

i want to buy a boat and go cruising in the next 3-5 years.........

the next generation......................
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Old 21-07-2014, 21:23   #32
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John123.... That made me squirt my milk out my nose! Hahahaha. Funny stuff man. Well I'm glad I'm not alone. Makes me feel a little better. Found a 60 ft trash heap on the net. Motor sailor at one point. If I could get it for free I might take it... But the admiral said no.... Swing and a miss... I'll keep searching....

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Old 21-07-2014, 21:55   #33
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John123.... That made me squirt my milk out my nose! Hahahaha. Funny stuff man. Well I'm glad I'm not alone. Makes me feel a little better. Found a 60 ft trash heap on the net. Motor sailor at one point. If I could get it for free I might take it... But the admiral said no.... Swing and a miss... I'll keep searching....

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Old 21-07-2014, 22:56   #34
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Re: What's wrong with me

2000 Brewer 60 Ketch sailboat for sale in Virginia


1979 Southern Ocean Shipyards Poole - UK 60 ft Schooner sailboat for sale in Outside United States



1998 John Alden Classic Schooner sailboat for sale in Outside United States


1999 Bruce Askew Steel Pilothouse Expedition world cruiser sailboat for sale in Outside United States




2004 Snug Harbor Herrishoff 58 sailboat for sale in Massachusetts



1979 skookum time to buy 53 sailboat for sale in South Carolina




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Tried to keep it in yer neighborhood, but I saw "Crusoe" was on the market again and had to throw it in there, just for the porn factor. One of my favorite cool boats.
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Old 23-07-2014, 22:19   #35
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once the seawater gets in your blood you are a doomed man. The only known cure for this type of seasickness is to sit under a mast somewhere where you cant see any land on the horizon...
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Old 24-07-2014, 06:54   #36
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Crusoe!, if I had that kind of money I would have never sold Nirvana. Well I probably would have and bought Crusoe. Wow! She is a beauty. I really like those Skookum boats. That Alden is nice as well.... It really is a disease.

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Old 24-07-2014, 08:08   #37
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Rather nice Skookum 53 with lots of $$$ spent on it here:

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One day, a long time back, I had the opportunity to showoff my then boat project to a client. I had spent a small fortune in time and money to bring that old boat to an admirable stage. As I proudly showed him through the boat, he remained stoic and thoughtful, not saying a word but carefully looking over everything. Finally he said to me: "A fool and his money are soon parted."

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Old 10-08-2014, 23:25   #39
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Well, some are addicted to drugs, some to girls, some to cars ...

Say we are addicted to boats.

Nothing wrong with that.

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Hi my name is Michael, and I used to be addicted to drugs, but I am still addicted to some girls, mostly the pretty one, and some cars, mostly the expensive ones, and all boats, but I like the fast and big ones...

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Sheeit! You guys all have a backbone with the rigidity of a worm.

Now take me and my wife. We're sailboaters. No addiction of any sort. Well, OK, on weekends we frequent the local porn store. Most women in these porn stores look at the clothing. My wife joins me looking at the hardware, shackles, lines, electrical dodads and whatever new porn toys our local boat supply pusher has just gotten in stock.

We don't NEED a boat. Well, OK we bought a house on the harbour with a private dock so our boat is only 8 meters from our kitchen door. And no, we didn't move the bedroom to the 3rd floor overlooking the water so the last thing we see when we go to bed is the mast and first thing we see in the morning is the mast.
And contrary to what our neighbors say, I do NOT lean out the window and kiss the mast before going to sleep.

We have a very nice terrace. In fact it is so nice that we don't want to mess it up by using it - that's why we have our cocktails on the boat. That's also why we eat dinner on the boat.

I'm completely loyal to my wife - OK like Jimmy Carter, maybe I've lusted a bit in my heart. Maybe I spend a little too much time walking the docks oogling other boats. Maybe one of them could seduce me. A couple of years ago there was a sweet little swan, with curves in just the right places. I could tell she was hot and would respond to even the lightest of touches. I broke into a cold sweat and had to leave or I might have done something inexcusable.

Sometimes, late at night,
when the moon is a pale white,
I see her dancing,
between the waves,
white sails full,
silhouetted in the reflections.


Hell - we can stop looking or sailing any time we want. (yeah - right LOL)
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Re: What's wrong with me

Being addicted to boats is not so hard on your liver, your brain cells, your waistline or your longevity in general as some other popular addictions. It may not even be as bad for your wallet as some of the more expensive white powders.

In fact, I see no down sides at all.

"My name is Jim, and no, I ain't got a problem" Say, why are all of you other guys here tonight?

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There is a support group for alcoholics and boaters - It meets at the sailing club bar at 5pm everyday.

You know - helping folks just getting started with their addictions...
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