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Old 19-03-2013, 14:19   #31
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Re: Is a boat a kind of "Man Cave"?

There's a lot of single guys living on land in their Man Cave abodes too--this isn't just a boating thing. Reminds me of an oil forum where the guy posted pics of his latest cut open oil filters, which were obviously sitting on the kitchen table.
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Old 19-03-2013, 14:27   #32
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I'm thinking your boats end up as man-caves because you aren't willing to accept the girly touches needed by a female companion. I adore my man, but I'm not leaving the dock without a watermaker. I ain't haulin' water for the rest of my life.

And I'm bringing my 35 christmas CDs

And fuzzy slippers
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Old 19-03-2013, 14:33   #33
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Its all a matter of the interior


perfect! now I want a man cave! furry bedspreads and pillows and all!
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Old 19-03-2013, 14:42   #34
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Maybe the way to tell whether you have a Man Cave or whether you have made the required modifications etc. is ................................. space designed for shoe storage!
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oh yah.....shoes...he's going to expect me to cut back on my 50 pairs, isn't he...
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Sorry Don, I am going to be a wimpy woman and wait until 50 degrees
Now, there, in a little vignette of a nutshell, is one of the major differences between the cave owners. This obviously enthusiastic and no doubt gorgeous lady is waiting until the temperature is right before she goes and tackles these jobs. A man on the other hand, would have ignored the jobs until something breaks or falls off and has to go and do them there and then. Or at the least wait until he is sober enough.

Never had a man cave myself, for two reasons. I am totally useless with tools so did not need somewhere to put them. I had a shed once, but it took off in a windstorm, did a few loop de loops in the air and reverted itself back to the flatpack that it started life as. The second reason is that most of the mancaves I have visited seem to smell of mouldy clothes and something that is not really distinguishable but certainly would be disgusting if you found out what it was. Women's caves on the other hand are just lovely places to be in.

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oh yah.....shoes...he's going to expect me to cut back on my 50 pairs, isn't he...
Don't give in and yes, I am bringing my fuzzy slippers too!
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Maybe the way to tell whether you have a Man Cave or whether you have made the required modifications etc. is ................................. space designed for shoe storage!
Now you are on to something
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Re: Is a boat a kind of "Man Cave"?

A real man cave would nave paintings of wild animals on the ceiling like the ones in the Lascaux cave in France. and by the way fuzzy slippers are fine as long as they have non slip soles for fore deck work.
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Re: Is a boat a kind of "Man Cave"?

Hey I'm a guy and I have slippers on the boat, and they have a nice non skid and non marking sole.

But they aren't fuzzy, do those work better?
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Sorry guys, its really about your choice in women. Don't take me the wrong way but if you choose a woman that loves to stay home and keep house, visit the Grandkids every second day and has a full slate of close friends she likes to do hobbies with as well as pay lots of attention to you when your around "don't" expect this women to want to move on a boat and sail away from everything she loves in life. She might do it for a short time but you'll pay the price and its not fair to her.
If you want a sailing partner to travel the world she should have already shown you that she enjoys getting out and doing a variety of different stuff and loves variety and adventure.
I married the best person in the world(she puts up with me and thats all it takes to qualify) She learned to ride motorcycles and we have ridden thousands of miles together, she even took race lessons. She has learned to fly our little Piper Pacer taildragger and she runs her own business. When I started to look at boats after a 10 year break she sigh'd and said....what are we buying and when are we going? Its really all about the girl you chose and yes she does have strong opinions on stuff and I listen to her.
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Sorry guys, its really about your choice in women. Don't take me the wrong way but if you choose a woman that loves to stay home and keep house, visit the Grandkids every second day and has a full slate of close friends she likes to do hobbies with as well as pay lots of attention to you when your around "don't" expect this women to want to move on a boat and sail away from everything she loves in life. She might do it for a short time but you'll pay the price and its not fair to her.
If you want a sailing partner to travel the world she should have already shown you that she enjoys getting out and doing a variety of different stuff and loves variety and adventure.
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Stop looking at the bra size and start asking about how many stamps she has in her passport (I have 24, and it's my third passport).
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That is a good generalization. A sailing boat as a home is indeed a 180 from a traditional home that many women aspire to. Asking the women to pick the boat is a great way to make sure you don't get one! A Catamaran is most definitely not as much a ManCave as a mono.

I am building a 38ft Cat, and yesterday was showing my women pictures of other cats,
and the ones she REALLY likes (hint hint) are the BIG ONES, like 50-60ft....

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Your women. Now there is a potential problem there.


Reminds me of an interview I heard on the radio many years with an old duffer (retired Major - British Army, ex Boer War? ) complaining about women nowadays being allowed on the golf course as it slowed the men up. and was none too keen on them being allowed in the bar either .

His closing comment was "I have nothing against women .....got one at home myself" .

How that relates to boats I don't know , but the attitude sprang the story to mind for some reason..........
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I think it's safer to say let the partner who is less enthused about sailing pick as opposed to the woman. While lady captains are certainly the minority they do exist!

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