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Old 05-03-2013, 11:37   #1
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"marinized wife"

Hello there,

I actually pulled it off!
After a few long debates about boats where I always heard how she would never be too fond in getting into a "vehicle" that heeled, we went to the local marina to take a look at some boats passing by... between a drink and a passing sailboat from the sailing school, I asked if she would like to give it a try on one of those nice small sailers...

...And she was hooked!

Now she wants sailing lessons! After all... it "heels" more from the outside!

Hereīs a pic from an exact copy of the miracle maker:
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:38   #2
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Nice story. In my case it was the first mate that talked me into sailing.
I wanted nothing to do with it.

It's all fun now
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Old 05-03-2013, 13:05   #3
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Nice story ... ... take the bull by the horns!

BTW, what type of boat is it? ORION or something similar ... looks familiar.
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i am a sailor--doesnt mean i am am marinized. marinized doesnt even touch my feet...when i am standing up.
glad she likes it...enjoy your new life...sailing rocks!
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I took mine to sailing classes, she hurt her back. I bought a small boat, took her sailing n the river she wanted to pet the labradors playing fetch. I bought a bigger boat took her sailing and yelled at her. She didn't go again on that boat. I bought a still bigger boat, that she urged me to buy, she complained when we were out sailing in a 25 knot breeze and the boat was heeled over real nice.

now I sail with other people
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Old 05-03-2013, 13:54   #6
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BTW, what type of boat is it?
Actually itīs from a brazillian builder. Itīs a "Marreco 16".
Very small, but a very stable boat with a cabin.


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i am a sailor--doesnt mean i am am marinized.
So Zeehag... whatīs my next move here?


Tbodine88.... but you ARE sailing
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i am a sailor--doesnt mean i am am marinized.
So whatīs my next move here?

laugh and enjoy living....
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Hmmmmm funny.... thatīs how I got here!
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Yes, celebrate that you and your love are on the same page :-) you two have fun
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A marinized wife means she has plenty of materials that do not oxidize....like gold and diamond, except for Zee who opts out of that definition.
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i have great connections tho--
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A marinized wife means she has plenty of materials that do not oxidize....like gold and diamond
Ahaa!... So now I know why she went for it!

!First lesson next friday!
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Very good. For me it was convincing her to go on a bareboat charter in the BVI. First day she was nervous. We took it slow and easy, no long slogs upwind, and stayed at the marina in Spanish Town mid-week so that she could get a shower. By the last day she was the one suggesting that we just do a bit of tacking back and forth in the Drake Channel, "for the practice."

She loved the week, and fell in love with sailing because of it. (Well, okay, maybe not as much "in love" as I am, but at least she is firmly "in like" with sailing.)
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Steps for our success:
1) it was a joint decision to get a boat
2) honesty about whether or not I was the right person to instruct her. I wasn't; she took basic cruising on her own, loved it, and it gave her the confidence to make decisions
3) share the goals and the helm. It's her boat too, she also gets to choose where we are going and when, and she gets to captain when she wants to. 50-50
4) Outside of a dire emergency, yelling is a fail. Practice stuff that either of you are weak on.
5) learn to solo if you want more daysailing and she doesn't. or, join a race crew.

It's been seven great years sailing together, and many more planned.
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This is what I call a "marinized wife".

I had to put my pina colada down and almost tipped the lawn chair over reaching for the camera to take this picture.

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