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Old 05-10-2011, 21:40   #1
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If You Knew Then What You Know Now . . .

If you could go back in time and have the knowledge that a few years of sailing has given you, what would you do differently?

Would have made sure the boat had...........
would have not purchased.........
would have doubled up on.......
would have budgeted for........
and any other ideas, thoughts, regrets.............
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if i knew then what i know now i would have a fully outfitted formosa 51 ......
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Would have got of my butt sooner and paid a deposit and got the yacht that I truly wanted. I haven't not seen as good a deal since.
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If you could go back in time and have the knowledge that a few years of sailing has given you, what would you do differently?

Would have made sure the boat had...........
would have not purchased.........
would have doubled up on.......
would have budgeted for........
and any other ideas, thoughts, regrets.............

I would have sailed more often. Regards. Shiner
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Re: if you knew then what you know now

I made a bad choice of woman in the past. They kept luring me away from what I really wanted. So, the money was spent else where rather then boats.

"I spent most of my fortune on pretty women and fast boats. The rest I just wasted" Or was that fast woman and pretty boats?
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Old 06-10-2011, 00:47   #6
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worked my whole life.............instead of going sailing.....the grass is greener isn't it?
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Re: if you knew then what you know now

If I had known then that there was to be a GFC and boat prices were going to be smashed, I would not have got into this build but would have bought now for 50% off instead.
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if i knew then what i know now i would have a fully outfitted formosa 51 ......
This is the multi forum isn't it?? or have I strayed somewhere else??
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I would've sold the paid for house in 06, and sailed for the Phils no matter what arguement my love put up. Hind sight is always 20/20 isn't it!.........i2f
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never buy a thing untill i have owned and sailed the boat for at least a month.(certain safety gear is about the only exception to this rule). there are so many useless items i have bought over the years that lived their lives in lockers and never came out again until the boat was sold..
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Re: If You Knew then what You Know Now . . .

Since we bought our cat and started to live in the local marina, I found out I was being poisoned by the maple and sycamore trees in the neighborhood of the apt complex I own and lived in for 16 years. I used to take all kinds of shots and across the counter drugs for my allergies and now I'm free of allergies unless I go to local parks. Don't get me wrong -- owning the apt's is making us a living and paying for our crusing without having to be there most of the time. Soon I think I'll put the apt's in management and cast off, as soon as my Social Security starts paying, I think next year.
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Re: If You Knew then what You Know Now . . .

That bananas are really bad luck on a boat.. Never again will a banana be allowed on board. Never again....
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That bananas are really bad luck on a boat.. Never again will a banana be allowed on board. Never again....
OK so did you slip and fall or what ??
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This is the multi forum isn't it?? or have I strayed somewhere else??
Hee hee .... Zee has a one (mono) tracked mind.

I would have held out for the Gunboat. We're plannning to see the new Funboat 48 at the Annapolis Boat Show today.
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Hee hee .... Zee has a one (mono) tracked mind.

I would have held out for the Gunboat. We're plannning to see the new Funboat 48 at the Annapolis Boat Show today.
And I respect her choice,

I just wish she would show the same courtesy
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