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Old 20-07-2015, 06:56   #61
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Re: How much say do men really have

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My question is: When you made your choice of boat just how much influence did your male partner really have? Was it like some people say: buy xyz or leave me home or are these just old men's tales?



We are currently planning the design of a new boat .



Now I must admit we will be living on board together, but how much say should a man have when it comes to boat design? My husband insists he has some requirements - cold drinks, hot showers, a large island bed, two lots of speakers for his hifi, a workbench and storage space for tools. Something about needing a super large anchor and oversized anchor winch too.



Should I humour the Admiral?

Suggestions gratefully appreciated.



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When a couple is purchasing a boat I always suggest that they compile a 3 part list TOGETHER, but first they must BOTH AGREE on how the boat is going to be used. Part 1 is the Must have features, Part 2 is the NICE to have and Part 3 is the NO WAY on the boat features. It's similar to buying a home. Neither side can be dominant. Compromise (Win / Win) and affordability become the final deciding factor. JMHO
I tried this.

Must have was her list.
Nice to have was her list
No Way was my list

SWL - men are truly simple creatures - all we ask of ur wives/girlfriends (may the two never meet) is
come naked
bring beer
don't stand in front of the TV


Men will do anything a woman asks and frequently many things they don't ask.

How's it going with his big-assed 500 watt per channel built in speaker in every cabin? Have you discussed the amount of extra solar panels needed to drive the 2000 watt per channel class A amp?
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Re: How much say do men really have

How much say do men really have?

Not much until something goes wrong.
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When my Balls ruled my Brain.. no say at all..
Nowadays.. I say what is.. and what's not..
I grew up..
But... in your case.. a new underwater camera and Speedo's should keep him out of you hair..
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Re: How much say do men really have

I am thinking of going larger, maybe 45ish. I take my husband's wants and needs seriously as we are a team and his input is just as important as mine.
I have the final say so, but would not buy anything my husband would not be totally happy with.
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How much say do men really have?

Not much until something goes wrong.
Ain't that the truth!
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How's it going with his big-assed 500 watt per channel built in speaker in every cabin? Have you discussed the amount of extra solar panels needed to drive the 2000 watt per channel class A amp?
The weight balance is being recalculated by the architects as we speak.
The 500 kg anchor on the bow will balance the solar panels needed. Water and fuel tanks are being shifted to allow for the speakers.

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The weight balance is being recalculated by the architects as we speak.
The 500 kg anchor on the bow will balance the solar panels needed. Water and fuel tanks are being shifted to allow for the speakers.

The things we do for love .

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But to compensate, the underwater floodlights are going to be LEDs, right?
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The weight balance is being recalculated by the architects as we speak.
The 500 kg anchor on the bow will balance the solar panels needed. Water and fuel tanks are being shifted to allow for the speakers.

The things we do for love .

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who needs water and fuel , when you've got great music and each other? Get bigger speakers

"a bottle of wine, a loaf of bread and thou" or something to that effect.
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Re: How much say do men really have

Well, when we got our first boat, I spent a few weeks with a pen and pad, and she did too. Then we compared lists.

She had list of well thought out ideas -I couldn't poke a hole anywhere in her logic. My list?

...I had a pile of sketches and some measurements (a) a battering ram for the front (b) where to put my rain boots and still be able to reach a cooler from the cockpit, and (c) how to swap out the entire dinning area and benches to fit a pool table in -who needs friends over when you can just shout something across the water and salute with your beer?

We had many years of nice, quiet social evenings around her dinette with friends.

...I still got to shout across the water, albit a bit more humbly.

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