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Old 30-05-2010, 00:29   #16
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I am pretty sure the water is too deep and too fouled right there by the Edgewater to anchor. I am trying to remember if there is a dock on that next pier, but I don't think so. Maybe you should try a different restaraunt - like the one at Fisherman's Terminal? There are docks up the gazoo there. Once when I had my schooner tied to the dock for a few days, some young couple came down and got married on the deck while I was off visiting. Came back to a picture and a thank you card!!!! Boats ARE romantic. Now if I could just convince Somebody Else of that ..
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Old 30-05-2010, 01:34   #17
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Not a woman in sight.

They must be all sailing.


I was hoping for some informed comment... LOL
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Old 31-05-2010, 11:35   #18
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All this feedback is insanely helpful, thanks everyone!

Does that mean it's totally impossible to drop anchor out there? Does 'too fouled' mean that the floor of the sound is too muddy to dig in?

Any leads on maybe some store or forum I should visit to enlist someone, Michael C?

Anyone have any idea of additional costs?
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I think it is a great idea, very romantic. A well thought out evening with a sincere plea for her heart and hand in marriage will be a beautiful memory for you both to cherish. Your favorite place with soft music (sigh), sailboats and candlelight (sigh), she will be putty in your hands. Also, what would be cool ending is if the boat picks you up after dinner and takes a quick spin around the area, symbolizing your future adventures together..saying in a way "I will take you places and show you things" ahhh so romantic!
God bless you two, I hope your evening is perfect and your life together long and full of adventures.
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I think it is a great idea, very romantic. A well thought out evening with a sincere plea for her heart and hand in marriage will be a beautiful memory for you both to cherish. Your favorite place with soft music (sigh), sailboats and candlelight (sigh), she will be putty in your hands. Also, what would be cool ending is if the boat picks you up after dinner and takes a quick spin around the area, symbolizing your future adventures together..saying in a way "I will take you places and show you things" ahhh so romantic!
Yeah, either that or whilst propping up a bar at lunchtime suggest marriage as a way of reducing your tax bill ..............before heading off on a pub crawl

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David, I had no ideas you were such a romantic! Taxes AND a pub crawl!
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David, I had no ideas you were such a romantic! Taxes AND a pub crawl!
Trick is to find the right woman

(BTW the pub crawl wasn't a celebration. I was going anyway )
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Yeah, either that or whilst propping up a bar at lunchtime suggest marriage as a way of reducing your tax bill ..............before heading off on a pub crawl

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DOJ, ya need a whole thread to yourself on the many ways to woe- I mean woo a sailor girl into matrimony

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Well, I'll weigh in as a woman ... personally, I'm with the it's-not-about-the-spectacle crowd. I'd rather be proposed to by someone who was thinking about, ummm, me and us - not trying to stage manage. (I've done stage managing. Not romantic, not relaxing. What I remember involved a lot of shouting.) Maybe just a ride on an actual boat? Seattle's gotta have at least 1 decent dinner-cruise option, right?
But you know this particular woman - if this is the kind of thing she goes for, then do whatever you need to to make it work! (Aside: the dinner-cruise guys probably get asked for stuff like this pretty regularly, so they might be able to help you put together something special if you go that route.)

No comment on the pub crawl...
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If I were proposing again, I would do it in Newport--on an evening cruise on the Nefertiti. Then dinner on land afterwards, with the venue dependent on what she said.
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No comment on the pub crawl...

I think its much more preferable to show the woman how you intend to keep her after the marriage.
Take her to the pub with your mates to watch the Footy (gridiron, Rugby/ Rugger - thats for DOJ - soccer, Superbowl etc) and during the TV advertisment break pop the question. If she can't decide and answer clearly before the game re-starts then look for another woman. Try the fluff behind the bar.


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Photo below is me *actually* asking Nic. I set it up so that Nic thought we were just doing a photo shoot. The photographer didn't know either, but just kept clicking.
I am not sure about her reaction: I thought she was just laughing at me!

BTW Nic has just commented thast the reason for the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge in the background is they are very special to us and my family, and the Opera House particularly important to my (deceased) father.
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I find those sorts of gimmicks unrommantic. I assume you expect your proposal to be accepted. Fine. Some folks seem to like this public theatrical spectacles and she and you may be among them. Others, of course, are more private, no less romantic, and don't want to involve the whole neighborhood is the event.

If you're the theater spectacle loving type go for it, but remember that in the end it's the engagement and commitment which is important not the "ceremony".
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Photo below is me *actually* asking Nic. I set it up so that Nic thought we were just doing a photo shoot. The photographer didn't know either, but just kept clicking.
Nice one! I had to get down on one knee.

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I am not sure about her reaction: I thought she was just laughing at me!
Was it a deep "evil Sir Jasper" kind of laugh followed by the words "At last! He's in my power at last!! Ah-hahaaahahaa...."

Seriously. They are nice pictures. I like the expression on her face when she is looking at the ring.
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the expression on her face when she is looking at the ring.

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hmm..well, My friends business.."Scotties Potties" has not made it to Seattle yet..but would that not be the best....Scotties Potties, Pink, Painted, Poop, Pumping Vessel, Port to the Restaurant, Flying his burge that says, "Your Poop is my Bread and Butter" with your video playing on her Pink Hull.
Given the advertising value of this, I'm sure Scottie would do this for Free.
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