True story: When I first bought my boat it had just come from the Bahamas
and had been used as a cruising boat. It was "Ready" to go, just needed a bottom job.
Ok, after a year and a half on the hard
of messing with this and messing with that. Electrical
, A Bottom Job, port hole leaks
, battery replacements
,.... it Was "ready" to go. ( actually it was as ready as I wanted to get it, I mean how ready is a 30 year old boat )
It looks nice now from the outside, but inside there are still a million things I want to do to it. and after 5 years in and out of the water
it still looks pretty good on the out side.
Sometimes it looks great, sometimes it looks like there is a construction crew building a sky scraper somewhere near by.
Same boat, same owner, just different projects, going on.
No difference between a boat and a house.
Fix it up, it looks good after your done.
Maybe not so good at different times.
I don't judge folks on where their boat is in it's life.
Guy dies, his kids
don't care about the boat. It sits at the marina collecting bird poop with the diesel
filler port uncovered. I cover the diesel
Somebody will come along and wonder about that boat, buy it, and spend a year or 2, or 3 fixing it up. And then it will be back to business.
Just the way it works with boats I guess.
Paraphrasing a great speech from a great show.
You know what the first rule
of sailing is? Well, I suppose you do, since you already know what I'm about to say.
Love. You can learn all the math in the 'Verse, but you take a boat out to sea that you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps her afloat when she oughta sink, tells you she's hurtin' 'fore she keels. Makes her a home.
If you don't believe the above you've not been through a really bad storm on your boat "Yet".
Something to think about.