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Old 08-03-2012, 10:25   #1
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Two Major Realizations on Refits, and Life...

1.The last refit I did was 20 yrs ago and burning the candle at both ends was a fairly typical thing.
2. 20 yrs ago I didnt have 4 kids, two of which are 3yrs and 1 yr that I am the care provider for.

HOLY CRAP I'M BEAT!!

Gettin' her done though!
Gonna be a fun summer!!!!!!
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:46   #2
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Re: Two major realizations on refits, and life...

Yeah, I remember spending all weekend and many week nights while working also. When I sold that boat I got what the boat, purchased items, and new materials cost me out of it. All my effort was free to the next guy! But then.... that's boating! You'll get there....
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Ya can't count the money in a labor of love !! heck of a lot healthyer then spending the bucks in the Bars LOL
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Re: Two major realizations on refits, and life...

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Ya can't count the money in a labor of love !! heck of a lot healthyer then spending the bucks in the Bars LOL

Amen to that and since the inside has been scrubbed, the girls can now come aboard and play. Even made leecloth for the dinette and the Vberth to playpen the 1 yr old.
On the bottom now, inperticular the metal keels, which turns out to like the manual scraper as opposed to anything I have mechanical. Rest of the bottom is pretty much smooth now, couple spots to barrier, then bottom paint. The worst is my hands from squeezing the crap out of the scraper.

Teaks coming out nice, could use topside, was going to do topside, but I think it looks fine for another year, who knows, maybe after I get done the rest I'll just want to, energy dependant...
The 3yr old already wants to go to the boat ALL THE TIME!!
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Re: Two Major Realizations on Refits, and Life...

I never have had the money or endurance to complete a major refit of more than one system at a time. Of course, this means it's never complete and I'm always working on the list.
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I never have had the money or endurance to complete a major refit of more than one system at a time. Of course, this means it's never complete and I'm always working on the list.
Ditto. I never stress over when it will be finished, because I know it never will be.
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Re: Two Major Realizations on Refits, and Life...

Well, its on the hard til April. so really taking advantage of this warm winter. Typically after I finish one thing it makes me want to do the next on the list. I also end up working 18 hour days, through weekends, when I do these kind of projects until they are done, cant seem to rest until they are.
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Re: Two Major Realizations on Refits, and Life...

Maybe a little OCD come to think of it.
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Re: Two Major Realizations on Refits, and Life...

I understand! Tripod and I are in the warmer climes where there is no "season"; therefore, there is no season for refits.
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Re: Two Major Realizations on Refits, and Life...

It's the journey, not the desination. Would have been giving the money to a shrink anyway with less results.
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Re: Two Major Realizations on Refits, and Life...

and I bet 20 years ago you didn't spend an afternoon working on the boat and then had a sore back and hurt all over
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Re: Two Major Realizations on Refits, and Life...

I find the bod is failing me as I get older and more decrepit. I was down on Friday, spent a hour and a half showing the spit kit to a couple of potential buyers. After they left I stood under the stern of Sabre Dance for about half an hour with a grinder and cut off disk, trying to cut out the shaft log. Finally managed to get it out after discovering that she is double plated in that area. Then I hopped into the truck to warm up and took a bunch of material into the tool shop to cut, drill, tap and clean off old welds from salvaged material. hell I even managed to set myself on fire for a moment, not paying attention to where the sparks were headed. No damage, just smell funny and have a hole in my jacket. Opps. Anyway after about 7 hours I crawled home, into a hot bath and ate some tylenol 3s. I still hurt today. But what the hell, the metal bits are cleaned up and ready to go. Today I started putting together my fuel polishing panel, which will be portable so I can drain the two tanks I scrounged last fall. Tomorrow I have two more potential buyers coming by and so on. It's going to be a busy summer.
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Re: Two Major Realizations on Refits, and Life...

I really don't mind. Rather be sore doing this than from actual work. Atleast I'm killing myself for my own benefit, as opposed to someone else's!.
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LOL if I worried about some soreness and a little pain ! I would never get anything done LOL after a while the discomfort becomes normal and ya just keep on keepin on ! at least it works for me ! Connie now, needs her naps ! but she wont quit working so she deserves her naps ! just like single handing ya just keep going ! You will get there soon or later
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Today 3 times up the mast. First run my arms cramped just below the 2nd spreader. 2nd time I fowled the tag line for the new backstay. Really bad it fouled around my hoist line.. So i am mast top 65 feet and my hoist line and tag line are a friggin tangle. Not sure i could clear it enough to get down. So i also am getting dumber and weaker.3rd time was the charm new backstay in place. I used to go up much easier. Now I go a little up hang out go some more eat lunch do a few feet have beer watch tv. . I'm thinking mast steps or a stair climber for the mast. Maybe I'll leave the hd tv beer and lunch pale behind next time.
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