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Old 14-06-2013, 18:35   #1
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I Love Our Boat!!!

We just spent 5 days and nights on somebody else's boat, a really nice Slocum 43. I mean nice. Bristol throughout and she sailed like a dream.
Our boat is not as nice. Roughness here & there, fewer cool gadgets, more unfinished projects.
That boat was the trippingest, most clumsy toe ripping ear splitting shoulder bruising cumbersome piece of fiberglass that I ever had to board. Latches interfering with hatches, doors blocking other doors, squeaky and inconvenient. Fire extinguishers blocking outlets, electrical panels everywhere, hidden switches, you name it, it was cluttered, poorly installed, or waiting to break something else.
I sure am glad to be aboard Landfall again. You can walk around her in a hurry and not get hurt, you can open cabinets, you can access things that you need to access, you can ever go to the foredeck and return with all of your toes!
It's great to love your boat!
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Old 14-06-2013, 18:38   #2
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Absence makes the heart grow fonder!
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Old 14-06-2013, 18:44   #3
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the fondness for the lady that you know
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Old 14-06-2013, 18:50   #4
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there s no place on earth better than one's own boat....
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Old 14-06-2013, 19:06   #5
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It's CHAOS, that's exactly what it is, CHAOS.
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Old 14-06-2013, 20:03   #6
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Re: I Love Our Boat!!!

It takes awhile to get your boat just right within the means available to ones self (money). I have the experience of 7 prior boats to this one. Each one has been an experience of what I didn't want in the next one. Add to that, as I age I need more simplicity. Here's to our boats and the skippers that keep the water on the outside...
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Old 15-06-2013, 11:32   #7
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there s no place on earth better than one's own boat....
My feelings exactly:-)
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Old 15-06-2013, 12:03   #8
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Just the eyelets bolted through the deck attempting to rip off my little toe every time I had to go forward was enough to piss me off. Then there was the dodger blocking my view of everything and the instrument pod mounted so high that I had to stand up to see past it. Oh, the rounded doorway bottoms, that was stupid. Those separated the cabin soles that were about 1/2" different heights. They looked the same but weren't. Trip trip and trip again. Of course the fruit basket came down because the PO had installed it with all of 1 1/2 threads penetrating the wood and the nav station lid hitting the SSB knob every time we opened it. So bad. They could have installed the SSB 1/2" farther forward ( 2 feet available there) and it wouldn't have been a problem. The trash box lid hook caught on one of the fire extinguishers every time we had to lift the lid, too.
Always a good time when the trasah can lid slams on your hand full of trash AGAIN!
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Old 15-06-2013, 21:56   #9
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...and you have fixed all this stuff...right?
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Old 15-06-2013, 22:16   #10
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there s no place on earth better than one's own boat....

I know it's "just a Hunter" and "I'm not an expert yet" -- but it's MY boat. Not only do I love her, but I have put every line where it is for a reason.

I bet this doesn't happen to most men who own boats, and I bet it happens to more women, but I have guys come on my boat and they have NO COMPUNCTIONS about moving things around, retying things in different ways, etc.

I've put some thought into how things are. I have that line with the snaplatch spliced onto it up at the bow *for a reason;* please don't move it and use it when any old line would do, etc., etc., etc.

If I lived on land, they wouldn't come into my home and re-arrange the furniture. Couldn't they ASK first? (But if I do and I give them a different line to use, they make a face.)

A woman's floating home is her floating castle.

What's scary is to see experienced sailors bouncine around amidships as if it were like their boat ... there's several levels and more than one fellow has nearly taken a tumble. I think we get used to the idiosyncracies or our boat, and the idiosyncracies of any other boat really jump out at us while they seem completely normal to the owner of that other (weird) boat.
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Old 15-06-2013, 23:29   #11
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...and you have fixed all this stuff...right?
I didn't but I will. For money.
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Old 15-06-2013, 23:46   #12
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I always tell people my boat reminds me of the grinches cave pull on a string here and one there, open a door here to get to a door there. pump some water there to get rid of it here.put some oil in there see it pore out down there.
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Old 16-06-2013, 16:42   #13
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Some boats are just toes breakers! I had my last boat for 2 years and even though I had kicked everything with my toe at least twice, if I went out to secure a line in the middle of the night thinking "I know where everything is and wouldn't kick it so I don't need to put on shoes", I kicked it again.

But on my current boat I have never kicked anything! Just another great reason to have a larger Hunter!
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I thought of a great invention...Nerf Cleats!!!
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I KISS my boat sometimes.
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