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Old 22-07-2016, 16:22   #46
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Re: Is your boat "completely finished"?

I prefer "ready" to finished. Ready means we can go sailing. Though there's still a few things not quite ideal, or nice-to-haves that we don't yet have, we can still sail safely and comfortably, whenever we choose.

We're still sailors, not yet cruisers, so "ready" for us is a shorter list, but I think the concept would apply to cruising as well.

There is no "finished" for the boat, just the captain.

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Old 22-07-2016, 22:58   #47
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Re: Is your boat "completely finished"?

Yes, she is finished when she either sinks in deep water or burns to a pile of ashes. Other than that there will always be work to be done and money to spend.

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Old 23-07-2016, 04:30   #48
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Re: Is your boat "completely finished"?

If you boat isn't finished, what are you doing reading this forum? Don't you more important stuff to do?
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Old 23-07-2016, 05:36   #49
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Re: Is your boat "completely finished"?

Originally Posted by a64pilot View Post
I used to maintain 24 Apache helicopters, and would tell people that if you come into the hangar at night after everyone has left, you can hear them breaking
Hey a64, former Harrier plane captain here and whenever we had a 96 (long weekend) we would return to a bunch of broken aircraft. If they were flying they were fine but leave them alone and yeah I bet you could hear them breaking too!

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Old 23-07-2016, 20:05   #50
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Re: Is your boat "completely finished"?

Originally Posted by Tetepare View Post
I was reading another thread and moderator weavis asked another sailor "is your boat completely finished...?" which damned near made me blow tea out my nose.

MY boat which I've owned for 22 years is not completely finished. As of right now I have to replace the water heater, have a halyard jammed at the top of the mast (which I couldn't free when I went up), have to replace a section of flooring that warped when I left the boat open during a thunderstorm last week, and have to touch up brightwork. Oh, and I just remembered the volt meter on the engine panel needs to be replaced.

In the last four months I've repainted the bottom, ran new running rig, installed a new chart plotter.

Finished? NEVER! There's always something. Or is it just me? Is it possible to have a boat that is, indeed, finished?
The day that your boat is completely finished or completed,with nothing more to be done and nothing more to spend money on is the day that you have just sold it!!

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Old 24-07-2016, 10:59   #51
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Re: Is your boat "completely finished"?

Never! As someone said, when she sinks.
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Old 25-07-2016, 16:53   #52
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Mine's finished.Just needs refinishing now.... oh and a couple upgrades.... and just 1 or 2 maintenence items.

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