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Old 09-02-2015, 20:06   #61
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I know a sailor so cheap he uses garden hose as fuel hose, and instead of buying a new bolt to install his alternator, he uses nylon tie wraps. His boat is painted with house paint.
An old time sailor friend of mine (50+ years as a sailor/cruiser/yachtie) paints his big old 1960's Pearson with Ace Hardware Porch and Deck Enamel. Told me he's been doing that for many years now.
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An old time sailor friend of mine (50+ years as a sailor/cruiser/yachtie) paints his big old 1960's Pearson with Ace Hardware Porch and Deck Enamel. Told me he's been doing that for many years now.
How does it look??
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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.
I helped deliver a 53' Hatteras motor yacht from Daytona to Fort Lauderdale. The owner pulled us into a marina one evening that he knew closed at 6pm, then woke us up at 5am to get out of there.
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It's dangerous to generalize but my experience has been that sailors will spend money for quality, but they will spend a lot of time trying to avoid spending the money.

I once was helping a very nice guy in my store find things on his list. He would look at each item and then it would either go in his basket or back on the shelf. The last thing on his list was fifty small screws. They came to a couple of dollars. He thought about it for a few seconds then he said "I think I'll just polish my old ones". I asked him what kind of boat he had. Sure enough it was a sailboat.

Since this is primarily a sailing forum, most of you will think he made a smart decision. If you'd rather spend a couple of bucks than spend half an hour polishing screws, you might be a power boater.
I don't know him but he's so cheap he makes his own mast steps.

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I helped deliver a 53' Hatteras motor yacht from Daytona to Fort Lauderdale. The owner pulled us into a marina one evening that he knew closed at 6pm, then woke us up at 5am to get out of there.
Again not cheep stealing, and a 53 foot to boot

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An old time sailor friend of mine (50+ years as a sailor/cruiser/yachtie) paints his big old 1960's Pearson with Ace Hardware Porch and Deck Enamel. Told me he's been doing that for many years now.
A guy at my marina (a dry stack customer) painted his boat with house paint and then yells at the dockhands if they scuff it up putting it away by leaving the fenders down.
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How does it look??
Looks good, especially from ten or more feet away. BTW, he paints it in the water at his slip, sometimes sitting in his watertender dinghy, with a brush. The guy is living on a modest income but keeps his 44 footer in nice condition. He is a really interesting person to talk to, has more sea miles and experience than anyone I know but never brags about it. Think he's in his mid 80's.
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Looks good, especially from ten or more feet away. BTW, he paints it in the water at his slip, sometimes sitting in his watertender dinghy, with a brush. The guy is living on a modest income but keeps his 44 footer in nice condition. He is a really interesting person to talk to, has more sea miles and experience than anyone I know but never brags about it. Think he's in his mid 80's.
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Newt. Please Please Please try this.

Starbrite Tropical Teak Oil.

Here in Florida I've been using it for many years. Put it on once, two coats, (easy) and forget it for a couple of years. Then just wash it and put on two more coats. The only teak treatment easier than this is to do nothing at all.
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