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Old 27-09-2012, 05:17   #181
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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

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What happens to all the wannabees?

Very few cross the line...sad.

The rest transform into experts and advise new wannabees. ;>)

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And some make that transformation in 1 week!

I take that back, some start off as expert advisors and post "I know everything and the rest of you are idiots "advise" from the start, for the whole week they are here!
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Old 27-09-2012, 05:45   #182
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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

And don't forget hanging with the rich and famous ...

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Old 27-09-2012, 05:52   #183
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Old 27-09-2012, 05:57   #184
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might be going sailing soon as well ,needs sailing up to europe
Is that Hans Klaar's?
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Old 27-09-2012, 05:58   #185
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Is that Hans Klaar's?
the new one!
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Old 27-09-2012, 06:01   #186
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When no-one else will do it.........Call Atoll

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Old 27-09-2012, 06:56   #188
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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

my feline has 10,000 countable miles under sail ---- he sailed with me in gom and here...i have a few years on him.....mebbe someday i will qualify as crew for ye, atoll...LOL

funny ho w whatever number of posts i have has been while sailing and repairing.

but then there are the post whores who repeat and repeat instead of editing.....
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Old 27-09-2012, 08:15   #189
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Oh well....as the old saying goes...you can't hide from the wind. you trim your sails and keep going...
But it will taste all the more sweeter when you do acheive your goal .
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Old 27-09-2012, 09:20   #190
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Hey I must have "wannabe" tattooed to my forehead. I returned a $70 LED bulb for my nav lights today as 2 of the LEDs weren't working when I first installed it on the day of purchase two days ago.

So I get back with the replacement bulb and guess what, the same two LEDs still are not working. Maybe he just saw the tattoo and knew it was cool to give me the same bulb back again?
Nah, your forehead is clean as a whistle, they probably have a bad bunch of lights - probably don't even know it yet but they might cotton when you take the second one back. They are just dumb sellers of a poor production batch of lamps.

You are doing them (and the rest of us) by returning the dud ones and bringing the problem to their attention. They will have "wannabee" stamped all over themselves if they don't take the problem up with their supplier.

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BUT, after actually buying a boat, one of the hardest things that we did was to actually LEAVE. In fact, I specifically remember Steve from Steve's Yacht Services (?) in Annapolis telling me "NO ... no more additions/renovations/upgrades - you need to GO SAILING and USE this boat!" So we left Annapolis.
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Yes, definitely one of the hardest things is actually leaving the dock. First time we went cruising, I set a date and was determined to stick to it. The day came, there were of course many things impacting our scheduled departure, we worked away until late in the night, left the dock at about 10PM, just putted down the river a couple of mines and anchored ... but WE LEFT THE DOCK!

I still do this today. Each cruising season I set a date and we go. We typically don't go far, but we leave the dock.

I suggest the same for "wannabees" -- set a date and go -- you don't need all those fancy toys you think you can't live without -- just go!
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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?



Lovely thread! Far better entertainment. Gee Maybe we need our own reality tv show. Just you, me and 30,000 of our closest friends...

As we were all wannabees at one time or another, Seems most of us are still floating and messing around in boats.

Sorry to interrupt, ya'll go on back to your fuss'in now.
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Old 27-09-2012, 13:31   #193
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Speaking of reality TV, you know how there is a million shows on about fixing peoples cars up, well why not one on fixing up old boats, Over haulin, marine style. I think would be way more interesting since there are so many more issues and systems to fix...and oh the characters and personalities we could find!
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Old 27-09-2012, 13:36   #194
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Lovely thread! Far better entertainment. Gee Maybe we need our own reality tv show. Just you, me and 30,000 of our closest friends...

As we were all wannabees at one time or another, Seems most of us are still floating and messing around in boats.

Sorry to interrupt, ya'll go on back to your fuss'in now.
There's a much loved Television show in Canada called The Trailer Park Boys about a group of miscreant marijuana growers and their various criminal exploits. Its filmed documentary style. I was thinking a nautical version would be a lot of fun.
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Re: What happens to all the wannabees?

There is a show on cable called "This Old Boat" I think. It's done in Stuart and is mostly powerboats but you can get some info about new products and repairs.
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