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Old 08-09-2012, 16:33   #1
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Misadventures of Rewiring a Pocket Cruiser

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Man, why is it that whenever you are buried to the waist, headfirst in the stern bilges, between the cockpit and outer hull trying to trace out a butchered electrical system with 27 different colors of wire on the same circuits, and you barely have room to breathe with your arms stuck above your head, your cellphone rings, in your pocket, below the waist. You get wiggled out, reach in your pocket, and finally answer the phone, and either they hung up, or it's someone from the GOP wanting you to vote for Mitt Romney?

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Old 08-09-2012, 17:48   #2
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Re: Misadventures of Rewiring a Pocket Cruiser

Don't answer the phone...

It's a hot button for me.

Remember the days when there weren't even answering machines? You called people, waited a day and called back.

Then we had answering machines. You called someone and expected a call back in a day or so.

Now someone calls and doesn't get you. They don't leave a message but start calling every 30 seconds until you throw your phone in the ocean or answer it.

Seriously - they don't even wait long enough for someone to finish a dump...

Phone is off when in meetings, sailing or boatyard. Don't leave a message? Then what you want is probably not important and you don't get a call back.
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Old 08-09-2012, 17:58   #3
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Priorities..... a ringing phone is never one for me..... working on the boat IS one...
As far as anyone running for office..... yuck to all of them...
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Old 08-09-2012, 18:05   #4
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Re: Misadventures of Rewiring a Pocket Cruiser

You guys still using phone for voice????? Around here texting is pretty old, the only sure way to communicate is via FB -come on, surely you are updating your FB experiences in the bilges minute by minute .

Watta ya friends gonna think????
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Old 08-09-2012, 19:31   #5
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Unfortunately, phone off isn't an option.....my wife has serious health issues, and I also manage 30 or so social media websites on a constant basis and as a backup consultant for 10 others.
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Old 08-09-2012, 20:29   #6
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Well then, you can't bitch about it.

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Old 08-09-2012, 20:35   #7
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I guess if ya can't shut it off then ya need to hire somebody who won't use a phone LOL. I guess Im lucky, I don't have a cell or a home phone !! (but do have a ssb at home LOL)
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Well then, you can't bitch about it.

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Of course I can.......that's everyone's right. It's just the timing is always when I'm buried in the bilges, or trying to eat, or something.
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blue tooth, blue tooth...
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blue tooth, blue tooth...
I had my "I'm at the lake", cheap "I can drop it in the lake and only be out $29" flip phone with me rather than my Android.
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I guess if ya can't shut it off then ya need to hire somebody who won't use a phone LOL. I guess Im lucky, I don't have a cell or a home phone !! (but do have a ssb at home LOL)
Being a ham operator, I tell people about having no Cell phone but I have HF/VHF and setup for digital stuff and I get some strange looks and comments.
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Yea Rhapsody, folks get a real foggy look when ya tell em ya don't have phone !!! I dislike most all of this type of stuff! altho I kinda like this puter stuff !! O well yall can just chalk it up to my age LOL
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Re: Misadventures of Rewiring a Pocket Cruiser

how about you put it in your shirt pocket? Or carry it by hand into the crawl space and put it where you can reach it?

Personally I have a cell phone which is never on unless A) its a emergency, or B) I'm expecting someone to meet me at the club. Bloody annoyance any other time.
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Of course I can.......that's everyone's right. It's just the timing is always when I'm buried in the bilges, or trying to eat, or something.
Which means you are too busy........................

Making money?

If so hire some of that out. Think if the respect you will get from others that observe you sitting with a drink in your hand while the hired help are upside down in your bilge. They will respect you more.

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I know what it is like being on call 24/7. Can't go anywhere without it attached - toilet, shower, no where. Last week it was yard work. Got so sweaty the phone got wet with sweat. Toast. Weakling, pansy, sissy things they are.
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Re: Misadventures of Rewiring a Pocket Cruiser

You could sign on to a call center (very cheap ) and you get to list what calls are a priority for direct routing, Doctors use this all the time.
That way,,you just make one call and get all of your stacked calls,,and only the real important ones are routed to you.
just a thought......
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