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Old 09-02-2015, 12:45   #46
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Ah, polishing with black stuff over carpet.
True sailor !!
Did your wife have a comment?

(I solder over carpet and other finished surfaces when I think I can get away with it)

I'm in TN, she's in VA.

Luckly she's not here to see the roll of fiberglass in the living room or the varnish work being done in the back bedroom that is otherwise unused. lol

(no garage or outdoor storage to work on projects.)
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Old 09-02-2015, 13:54   #47
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I think those that DIY a boat are not cheap: rather
I do know a sailor that is so cheap he gets others to donate boats to him with promises that he will refurbish their old friend....
He then takes a chain saw to them, sells the hardware and puts the money to his old boat!
BTW- he loves wood boats- firewood too!
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I know a sailor so cheap he threw away his sails and is now a power boater.
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Old 09-02-2015, 14:31   #49
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I'm not cheap, just inexpensive.....(hmm that word used 5 more letters, do I have to buy the extra 3 vowels?)
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Old 09-02-2015, 14:47   #50
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I've met sailors so cheap that they boasted about having sneaked out of suach-and-such marina at night without paying their bill
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Why would anyone go in a marina?
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Old 09-02-2015, 15:56   #52
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Good morning. I know there's a few threads on how to save money. I thought I would start this thread with the extreme ways some of us go to save money.
A little background. Beth is berthed in a quiet backwater where old retired salts live on their slowly decaying homes and talk of better times.
Would that be Clinton....
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Old 09-02-2015, 16:03   #53
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I've met sailors so cheap that they boasted about having sneaked out of suach-and-such marina at night without paying their bill
I think that's not uncommon. Not just sailors though. Wait until the marina closes for the night, pull in, dump the trash and fill up on water, possibly plug into the pedestal for electricity, then leave at sunrise before the marina opens again.
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Why would anyone go in a marina?
Use your imagination. You can answer that question yourself.
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Well, now, this is not nice. We built our own boat with our own labor...
Hey Sailingmonica, don't take offense. I am on the same boat so to speak as I also built my own boat. Cheap = frugal, so I can call myself cheap. I definitely don't reuse my coffee filters, but I am a poor cheap sailor. Why some people take offense at being called cheap beats me.
But after all those years of building and now fixing boats, one thing I still have lots to spare is sense of humor, will never loose that, cheap or not.
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I think that's not uncommon. Not just sailors though. Wait until the marina closes for the night, pull in, dump the trash and fill up on water, possibly plug into the pedestal for electricity, then leave at sunrise before the marina opens again.
Yea douchebags, had some I one pull in a marina I was passing thru on also but late at night I was up the next morning and he was pulling out so I took a picture of it and give it to the dock master when they open then I paid my bill. The cool part is he gave me a discount

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Re: I know a sailor so cheap he....

You know, being cheap is not being a thief. Sailboaters are usually cheap, yet I have delayed an exit (even though I had a long way to go that day) so that I could pay for the mooring ball that I stayed at that night. The marina didn't open up till 0800! I think cheapness is legal. Leaving a slip or ball without paying for it is not.
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............. Leaving a slip or ball without paying for it is not.
Exactly. That is stealing. It makes no difference that you don't take physical property, you are stealing a service.

I've had to delay leaving a marina until the money person got there myself.
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Ok, a powerboater friend of mine. Has a 35' trawler with port and starboard fuel tanks, 100 gal each. The port tank has started to leak badly, and it's a bit of work - and expense - to remove it and repair it.

Well, he guesses he doesnt really need that much fuel so he'll just disconnect the empty port tank and use only the starboard one. But then the boat will be unbalanced, what with 100 gallons on starboard and zero on port. So he asked me if I knew where he could get some free bricks to put in the unused, empty port tank to keep the boat balanced.....
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So will he throw the bricks overboard to rebalance the vessel as he uses the fuel?
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