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Old 13-04-2011, 14:00   #16
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Re: Learning To Maintain The Boat

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You'll make mistakes but its rare its not 'fixable'....
And what can't be made invisible - gets made into a feature

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Old 13-04-2011, 14:07   #17
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Re: Learning To Maintain The Boat

starting small is great advice. Even better, why not build your first boat? You will learn skills that will last a lifetime
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Old 13-04-2011, 14:10   #18
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It comes down to money or desperation. If you have lots of money, pay someone else to do it, if you don;t you will have no choice but to learn if you wanna go.
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Re: Learning To Maintain The Boat

Of course you don't want to go off half cocked. Depending upon your predilection, you might follow the Sherlock Holmes approach, i.e, "Well, Watson, this looks like a two pipe problem" or if into SciFi, the example of Slippery Jim DeGrease, the Stainless Steel Rat, and sit back in the cockpit with a glass of "Old Thought Provoker". In other words, unless the boat is sinking you usually have time to sit back and consider your options. I've frequently found that a bit of thought (well OK with a small thought provoker ) has allowed me to do a good repair with less effort and mess than my first knee jerk response.

Don't worry. You'll pick it up.


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