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Old 05-12-2011, 06:14   #91
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Re: So Many Beautiful Boats Rotting Away in Their Slips . . . Why ?

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Sigh.... Tell me about it....
They look even worse after 4-5yrs...
Here's a home build 21 and a Factory build 26 that I owned in the 90's...
Look so sad don't they...
Building one is on my bucket list
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Any one of yours local marinas has literally thousands of beautiful sailboats just rotting away in thier slips, completely neglected. I just dont get it.. This just seem to me as nothing more than another symptom of the pure gluttonous greed that so permeates our society. Why buy a boat to just let it rot away? is it a staus thing? It pains me to see these when I would love to own and be more than happy to give these deserving craft the loveing care they require.
It's a simple case of someone's eyes being bigger than their stomachs.
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:32   #93
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It's a simple case of someone's eyes being bigger than their stomachs.

--or the "dream" never becoming the reality.
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Yet, like any "dream", it takes real work to make it so; not a fantasy conjured up in non productive minds, while they sit upon the head. The addage, ""If you build it, they will come" is mere fancy.
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Many want to be "involved" with boats ,but they are not aware of the commitment necessary.
It's like a ham and egg breakfast: yes the chicken was "involved", but the pig was committed!

If your dreams are big ,you had better be ready for the commitment.
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--or the "dream" never becoming the reality.

Even if early on plans work and things are looking good....................things can change and dash them............
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Maybe the guy went to prison and stored all his worldly possessions on his sailboat. He might like it if you washed his boat for him,so when he gets out, you will have a new friend.
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