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Old 07-02-2014, 16:22   #1
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Time Stopped

Often we speak of making out boats better, improvements and upgrades. But there is a time to go too. This article might be best read over a cup of coffee as you consider your choices.

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Old 07-02-2014, 17:18   #2
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Some people enjoy the challenge of outfitting more than the activity itself. Being an off-roader, I have seen many a vehicle built to the hilt...and then never run except to the corner store. The time put into building everything up was satisfaction in and of itself. Hopefully, Bob enjoyed the time he spent aboard.
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Some people enjoy the challenge of outfitting more than the activity itself. Being an off-roader, I have seen many a vehicle built to the hilt...and then never run except to the corner store. The time put into building everything up was satisfaction in and of itself. Hopefully, Bob enjoyed the time he spent aboard.
You are quite correct of course klmmicro. Bob did enjoy the social aspects of boating from a marina. Many do so......
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:09   #4
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too many into the build, endless cosmetics. fix the essentials, and then go -- have something to do on the road.
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:58   #5
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too many into the build, endless cosmetics. fix the essentials, and then go -- have something to do on the road.
And there's always something to fix. My main anchor light (Bebi Owl) quit a couple nights ago so I'm making do with a high power draw steaming light. Fixing is ongoing.

Of course every girl as her fantasies: Mine are that everything works, all at the same time. I'm getting closer. After all, I've only lived on Seaweed for nearly six years so someday it might just happen. But not today. (it' too chilly to work on top of the pilothouse)
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Old 08-02-2014, 13:34   #6
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Sobering indeed. Most of last summer was spent fitting out, with very little actual cruising. The "to do" list continues to grow, but I have promised myself it won't interfere with getting underway this year.

I learned a new saying last year: The only thing that's always working on an old boat is the owner.
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Often we speak of making out boats better, improvements and upgrades. But there is a time to go too. This article might be best read over a cup of coffee as you consider your choices.

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Reaching contentment does not require travelling great distances in miles.

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And there's always something to fix. My main anchor light (Bebi Owl) quit a couple nights ago so I'm making do with a high power draw steaming light. Fixing is ongoing.

Of course every girl as her fantasies: Mine are that everything works, all at the same time. I'm getting closer. After all, I've only lived on Seaweed for nearly six years so someday it might just happen. But not today. (it' too chilly to work on top of the pilothouse)
Oh, but you have a very cute boat!
recommendation: use hurry-cane oil lamp if you can find one at consignment for anchor light. Hoist on mast (extra).
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Oh, but you have a very cute boat!
recommendation: use hurry-cane oil lamp if you can find one at consignment for anchor light. Hoist on mast (extra).
Oh yes, packed with cotton so the wind won't blow it out. Yep. Been there/done that.

A friend found a wonderful anchor light at a flea market. I'm still green with envy. It was beautiful -- and out of my price range at $200, but gosh, it was glorious.
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yeah they can get expensive new
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Shiny brass. It was my job on the boat to polish the ship's bell. And I hated it. I'm a patina girl -- in other words polish isn't going to happen. I did have some but gave it to the couple who scored the anchor light.

The last time I cleaned a light I took the brass off. Now I have a lovely Copper lantern. I'm surprised Mother didn't come back from the dead to kill me. Twice. She loved the lantern. It was on one of the lobster boats in Maine that her family ran before I was born.

After I cleaned it:

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pretty lamp!

yeah. no shiny shine for me. keep it tarnished. last longer - monkey opinion.
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