Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-05-2013, 15:35   #46
Registered User

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Toronto
Boat: Sandpiper 565
Posts: 2,943
Re: Have you ever hated your boat?

Some boats have faults. Some boats have compromises. I aim to avoid things that are flawed, but I'm prepared to live with compromises if the net result is a positive.

Our current boat is a compromise in size (therefore accommodation and speed) but an absolute plus in cost of ownership, trailerability, ease and fun of sailing. I can say that I've never hated her, and any problems have been seamanship, not the vessel.

Personally, I like boats in general, and there aren't that many that I hate. For the boats I've ever sailed on, or owned... I don't think I've hated any.
__________________

__________________
Lake-Effect is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 14:36   #47
Registered User

Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 2
Re: Have you ever hated your boat?

Hahaha, that is a silly question. I can totally relate.
__________________

__________________
jcp0231 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-05-2013, 09:59   #48
Registered User
 
Kyrsting's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Elsinore
Boat: Polaris Drabant 26
Posts: 16
Re: Have you ever hated your boat?

I hate myself when I have to spend time fixing things that used to work instead of going sailing – and I love my boat when all is ship-shape...
__________________
“Man makes plans, and God laughs.”–Yiddish proverb
Kyrsting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-05-2013, 12:24   #49
Registered User
 
thomm225's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Hampton Roads
Boat: 1974 Bristol 27
Posts: 3,463
Re: Have you ever hated your boat?

I've hated my boat plenty of times.

My monohull sailboat, a Bristol 27, is so low tech it's pathetic. I had raced catamarans (16'-20' with high aspect ratio square top mains and spinnaker, etc) for years between 1992-2006. I took a break to do some cycling then decided to get back into sailing.

The motion was hard to get used to at first and the slow speeds of 5-6 knots..........

I was way seasick one day come back across the lower Chesapeake in 18-20 knot Easterly winds when I needed to bring in my jib and the furler jammed.

I had to make numerous trips forward to fix it (while on autopilot) and in the process the sheet got loose and the whole thing was flailing in the winds. I was finally able to fix it (between dry heaves)

By the time I hit the creek though (Little Creek) and was having my "I made home beer" while coming up the creek it was all forgotten. I'm thinking I love this old, slow, wallowing, boat. Btw, the boat was enjoying the wind and waves. It was having no problem what so ever.
__________________
thomm225 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-05-2013, 12:29   #50
Moderator
 
sailorchic34's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: SF Bay Area
Boat: Islander 34
Posts: 4,814
Re: Have you ever hated your boat?

Hum..I've never hated any boat. Sometimes things happen and sometimes things break. To me that just adds a bit of spice to life. Lord knows if everything was perfect, it would be sort of boring.
__________________
sailorchic34 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 23-05-2013, 12:39   #51
Registered User

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Baltimore, MD
Boat: Cal 2-27
Posts: 843
Re: Have you ever hated your boat?

Do a refit to the things you hate, then you can love the boat again and have excitement like the day you bought it.
__________________
76% of statistics are made up.
boatsail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-05-2013, 12:39   #52
Registered User

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Baltimore, MD
Boat: Cal 2-27
Posts: 843
Re: Have you ever hated your boat?

you can always make it a different boat
__________________
76% of statistics are made up.
boatsail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-05-2013, 12:51   #53
Registered User
 
thomm225's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Hampton Roads
Boat: 1974 Bristol 27
Posts: 3,463
Re: Have you ever hated your boat?

Quote:
Originally Posted by boatsail View Post
Do a refit to the things you hate, then you can love the boat again and have excitement like the day you bought it.
Ah, mine was 37 years old when I bought it and had been on the hard for 5 years..........but it's an awesome boat. . . . . . .much of the time, for what it is.

I have it for sale but when folks call to buy it I usually talk them out of it. I love the way these old full keel boats look. And sometimes, I even like the way they sail.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	020.jpg
Views:	70
Size:	426.4 KB
ID:	61235  
__________________
thomm225 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-05-2013, 12:58   #54
Registered User
 
Matt sachs's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Tennessee
Boat: 1989 50 ft Roberts
Posts: 859
Images: 18
Re: Have you ever hated your boat?

I dont hate my boat but sometimes I do silly things and blame the boat. Last night I was installing the walnut and oak flooring. I didnt have enough clamps to hold all of it in place while the glue sets so I thought I would sit on it for a while. It was late so I dozed off and woke to find my arss stuck to the brand new floor. Thats some good glue!
__________________
Matt sachs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 10:48   #55
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 928
Re: Have you ever hated your boat?

Hated my O'Day--Sorry wasn't for me. Although, she did teach me a lot.
My Laurent Giles Konsort? Well this boat I kiss her goodnight on her Lloyd's plate.
__________________

__________________
SecondBase is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:26.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.