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Old 12-02-2014, 14:29   #91
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Re: Finding a new lover

Kiss her feet, and you, your boat, and its accommodations will never be quite grand enough. Treat her poorly and never let her be quite sure of your devotion, and she'll likely stay. Personally, I'd rather sail alone or find someone pleased with me and mine.
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The Wall Street Journal had a recent article on dating apps that said women go for guys with sailboats.
Where do I find this Wall Street Journal article?
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You're certainly entitled to your opinion and everyone has a type. But just out of curiosity alone why "Brutal".?
I do not want this to devolve into a "this boat is better than that boat" argument and it is obvious that you like your boat. As you say - you are entitled to your opinion, but it seems to lack something that appeals to me. Some of the modern french boats feel spacious and airy and light. Their environment feels, to me, pleasant.


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You say Alden as "The Alden" as if there is only one type of Alden.
Just a quirk of language expression. I was discussing pictures of an Alden, I was not sure it it was your alden. "The Alden" seemed correct.


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Here is an Alden

1947 Alden 356-B CENTERBOARD SCHOONER Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

I don't think anyone in their right mind would call this boat "brutal" no matter what kind of boater they are cat, motor, mono or otherwise.
I do not like that one either. The words "Teak Cave" come to mind. Sorry.

The aesthetics of a boat - how it makes me feel - are important to me. I could not contemplate spending lots of time on a boat that I dislike, one that lowers my mood rather than elevates and lifts it. Obviously it must be seaworthy and robust, but given the choice between boats that are seaworthy, I would prefer to pick one that makes me feel good just to be on it.
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Old 12-02-2014, 14:45   #94
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well I for one feel different than a lot of people here in that I'm not in the keep the boat and ditch the women camp

little wonder why so many seem to not be able to maintain a relationship, it's them

but this sounds to me that here is a case when one can have both and all it takes in a boat change, but some boat image is more important
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well I for one feel different than a lot of people here in that I'm not in the keep the boat and ditch the women camp

little wonder why so many seem to not be able to maintain a relationship, it's them
Well, this is supposedly a long term relationship but it still has never moved to a committed stage and the lack of commitment shows in him coming here to discuss the boat or the lady. Either love takes over or it doesn't and it seems this has gone on a long time and love hasn't taken them over.

I would trade out anything I own for my wife if she wanted me to. On the other hand, she would never ask me to change anything. But we work together and find what is right for us. The very fact a boat or woman question arises says a lot to me about the lack of depth in their feelings for each other. Sounds to me like a relationship of convenience rather than true love.
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Ok so 50% of the women like the boat and 50% think its brutal. Gee no boat is perfect, but the Alden is nicely constructed. OK not as roomy as a late model cat, but one can cruise a lot for the price of a large cat.

Mind you if someone gave me a 40-50 cat I MIGHT not turn it down. Upkeep would be a bitch though.
Don't forget Zee. Its 66% for the boat and 33% think its brutal.
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well I for one feel different than a lot of people here in that I'm not in the keep the boat and ditch the women camp

little wonder why so many seem to not be able to maintain a relationship, it's them

but this sounds to me that here is a case when one can have both and all it takes in a boat change, but some boat image is more important
Not at all... its just that if this is 'the girl..'
WTF's he doing on here asking a bunch of strangers what he should do...
I would not/have never asked advice about a boat I'm after buying.. and am even less likely to seek advice about a woman.. that's personal ****...
This alone.. to me.. is flaky to say the least..
But its an awesome troll...
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Going off on something of a tangent...

The Alden seems to draw a lot of "wow" comments. Why? I certainly would not buy it. I want something with more style and elegance. When I look at the Alden, the word that comes to mind is "Brutal"

Maybe the O/P's lady is equally unimpressed?
Do nat agree with "Brutal", but surely OP's lady is unimpressed and nothing strange about it
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Not at all... its just that if this is 'the girl..'
WTF's he doing on here asking a bunch of strangers what he should do...
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This alone.. to me.. is flaky to say the least..
But its an awesome troll...
Because he wanted people to make it OK to dump the girl of course, which he has gotten lots of support for.

But is has been an expected thread.

BTW - I made sure my woman OK'd my boat. So I still have both!
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Do nat agree with "Brutal", but surely OP's lady is unimpressed and nothing strange about it
In Portugal.. Brutal, pronounced Brutaal = Awesome, Fantastic... Eypaa.. esta mulher e brutaal... or.. Zeus.. she's Hot...
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Work together and find what is right for us.
Now it is nothing to add, really
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I do not want this to devolve into a "this boat is better than that boat" argument and it is obvious that you like your boat. As you say - you are entitled to your opinion, but it seems to lack something that appeals to me. Some of the modern french boats feel spacious and airy and light. Their environment feels, to me, pleasant.




Just a quirk of language expression. I was discussing pictures of an Alden, I was not sure it it was your alden. "The Alden" seemed correct.




I do not like that one either. The words "Teak Cave" come to mind. Sorry.

The aesthetics of a boat - how it makes me feel - are important to me. I could not contemplate spending lots of time on a boat that I dislike, one that lowers my mood rather than elevates and lifts it. Obviously it must be seaworthy and robust, but given the choice between boats that are seaworthy, I would prefer to pick one that makes me feel good just to be on it.
Yeah.. they do like 'Woody' interiors over there..
Cabo Rico's are also drooled over but apart from the sweet exterior I'd slit my wrists in that dark gloomy cramped feeling interior..
Have not bothered looking at an Alden.. outa my price bracket so to me its like going to Harrods with a fiver..
Who does that.. can't even afford the sandwich.
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Yeah.. they do like 'Woody' interiors over there..
Cabo Rico's are also drooled over but apart from the sweet exterior I'd slit my wrists in that dark gloomy cramped feeling interior..
Well, you made me curious enough to google Cabo Rico's........
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Well, you made me curious enough to google Cabo Rico's........
For Europe they look like.... "If You want to NEVER sell any Your boat, just built them like this..."



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Does she know you put this "issue" up on this forum and is privy to the discussions of your personal situation?
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