Originally Posted by Strygaldwir
The feeling that I can call someone and tell them come fix this. I feel I have to do it on the boat!
Each time something needs to be done and you wish you could call someone, write down how much it would have cost to have someone actually do the work. Then, when you've successfully completed the project
yourself, take that amount of money
and put it into a separate account.
At the end of a year, say, see how much is in the account and do something nice for yourself with it! Could easily be a new dinghy!
After a short time of paying yourself for your labor and expertise, you won't feel so resentful. The bonus is that the projects get done more quickly and your vessel looks and works better more of the time.
You can even tell your friends that you have a guy you hire to do all your work, but he isn't cheap
and only works by referral.