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Old 26-03-2003, 00:09   #1
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Working on the boat?

Does working on the boat count as entertainment? I can spend all day everyday working on our boat. I laugh. I cry. it costs me money. It may be entertainment after all!
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Old 26-03-2003, 00:51   #2
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Of course it's entertainment. I doubt the IRS would be entertained however.
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Old 26-03-2003, 08:30   #3
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Old 28-03-2003, 22:53   #4
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Re: Working on the boat?

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Does working on the boat count as entertainment? I can spend all day everyday working on our boat. I laugh. I cry. it costs me money. It may be entertainment after all!
I agree on that. Working on the boat can be quite a lot of entertainment both for myself and all the people that come by to look!!!
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Old 28-03-2003, 23:25   #5
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Popeye! You may be on to something! I would say that I had about 300 different people stop and watch me work on the boat last summer. It sure was entertainment for them. So watching someone work on a boat IS entertainment!
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Old 29-03-2003, 00:51   #6
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I can't begin to tell you how many people told me how to do things! It drove me crazy. I would ask if they have ever done what I was doing, most had not but I was doing it wrong! Well the boat is in and I'm happy and that is all I care about! I am pleased with my work and my surveyor told me that everything I did turned out great and that my work was first rate. So I don't listen to all that free dockside advise.
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Old 29-03-2003, 02:55   #7
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pirate Not typical Norwegian ...

So I understand it's not typical Norwegian that most boaters and wannabes (armchair boaters) know everything on boat maintainance.


Well, giving free advice are normally ment good - but when you're working on a boat project that takes days you're allowed to get a little tired of all the tips on "how to to it better". Agree?

It's a social affair too "working on the boat". People are curious and wanna see what's happening. Agree?
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Old 29-03-2003, 17:49   #8
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Talking Working as Entertainment

Of course working on your boat is entertainment - for both the "doer" & the "watcher". Merely thinking about boat projects is entertainment.
As to free advice - I, myself, am full of it (advice, I mean) - and it's often (tho' not always) worth every penny you pay for it.
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I am to the point where I would say I love doing anything that has to do with the boat except SANDING
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when its your life, your love... you stroke it softly and speak only in sweet tones . I concider new stuff gifts for her. I guess I better install that new sounder I just got her.
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Old 10-02-2005, 10:34   #11
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Does the reaming out that I get from my wife after someone comes over and talks to me (to long) count as entertainment?
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Back to that point about everyone coming to watch. Now if we could just sell tickets.
But then I guess we would be moving out of being entertained and into being an entertainer.
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Doing wiring and electrical systems I really get a charge out of. Plumbing is for S%&T. I REALLY dislike plumbing. Now getting into an engine can be quite motivating. Haven't got to the wood or fiberglass, but I don't expect to get too stuck on it.

Nothing as pleasurable as just messing around with a boat.

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I do just love hanging around the boat. Today I was breaking the ice flow as it was blown into the boat. It was so much fun! And my hands turned a nice redish blue! But I was on the boat and that is what counts.
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