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Old 13-12-2015, 09:25   #136
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I've asked: "If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?" over 27,000 times, and never had a good answer.
Maybe because there isn't a good answer.
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Also, I have to say and I'm sure you know this, just because someone has crossed and ocean doesn't mean they are an expert and infallible source for information, and vice versa.[/QUOTE]
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What is important is that we are all individuals.


You are all individuals
I'm not!

Funny, I was going to post this one:
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Old 13-12-2015, 11:17   #139
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................. Countless times I have seen newcomers looking for simple cheap solutions only to be shamed into thinking they need to spend $10k on repairs for a $5 problem on a $5k because you know, better to do it right than it do it all.

Not everyone wants to cross an ocean. A lot of people don't want to spend a million dollars on their boat. A lot of people just want to go out on the bay a couple times in the summer when then the weather is nice. I think a lot of people on this forum seem to not be able to understand this.
Well said! ...and their are many variations in between. We spend most of each year underway and taking months to poke about from Maine to the Bahamas, but we always choose the best of weather and short hops. We easily manage risk with an inexpensive vessel and DIY maintenance and have done so for 44 years. As cheap "cockpit potatoes" we don't keep what many would call a bluewater vessel, but it doesn't keep us from safely cruising. I agree that it's often difficult to suggest that you can do more for less money and less sophisticated equipment.
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And of course this blue water mod can't be argued with because they are right and you are irresponsible if you disregard their advice, the fact that this advice is irrelevant to your situational needs not withstanding.
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And of course this blue water mod can't be argued with because they are right and you are irresponsible if you disregard their advice, the fact that this advice is irrelevant to your situational needs not withstanding.
Go read that chain joining thread. $10 C clip join or $1,000 for new chain.


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Go read that chain joining thread. $10 C clip join or $1,000 for new chain.


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Yeah well, we'll see how smart you are after you die! After that we'll wrap you in a shroud of paper charts and weigh you down with a sextant and bury you at sea. Oh wait....
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Of course the nonconformist who makes everyone the most angry is the one that gets on here and demands a free boat. We get those from time to time...
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Of course the nonconformist who makes everyone the most angry is the one that gets on here and demands a free boat. We get those from time to time...
Still waiting...
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Yeah well, we'll see how smart you are after you die! After that we'll wrap you in a shroud of paper charts and weigh you down with a sextant and bury you at sea. Oh wait....
Great! I get another sextant off the face of the earth
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Go read that chain joining thread. $10 C clip join or $1,000 for new chain.


I used the C clip for 4 years
That's funny, those same threads had me spooked from using the C clips for awhile, but I was also bummed that I had two otherwise perfectly good lengths of chain. Then I went for it and all has been well too. But the original threads were good in that they cautioned about the potential pitfalls, reminded me to keep an eye on it, and taught me how to correctly install. So a win-win for me.

I think by definition a true nonconformist wouldn't be personally bothered by most of this stuff. Certainly not pressured into making a decision that isn't right for them.
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Well said! ...and their are many variations in between. We spend most of each year underway and taking months to poke about from Maine to the Bahamas, but we always choose the best of weather and short hops. We easily manage risk with an inexpensive vessel and DIY maintenance and have done so for 44 years. As cheap "cockpit potatoes" we don't keep what many would call a bluewater vessel, but it doesn't keep us from safely cruising. I agree that it's often difficult to suggest that you can do more for less money and less sophisticated equipment.
I hear stories like this all the time, both on the internet and on the docks. Always inspiring too.
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Maybe because there isn't a good answer.
Here is my story sometimes you do what you have to until you can get to home. Many years ago I did a temperary repair on a high pressure steam system while it was charged. The temp repair was supposed to be redone during the next yard period but by the time we got off combat stations it was forgotten about. Now some 25 years later the temp fix is still holding ( I was informed by friends) so I suppose my answer to your question is sometimes you have to do what you have to do and when it works you don't mess with it.
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Here is my story sometimes you do what you have to until you can get to home. Many years ago I did a temperary repair on a high pressure steam system while it was charged. The temp repair was supposed to be redone during the next yard period but by the time we got off combat stations it was forgotten about. Now some 25 years later the temp fix is still holding ( I was informed by friends) so I suppose my answer to your question is sometimes you have to do what you have to do and when it works you don't mess with it.
Emergencies, jury rigs and similar are a different story. You do what you have to do to get home.

But I do have a similar story though I confess, not nearly a dramatic. Hit a rock in a parking lot with an old beater car that poked a small hole in the gas tank. Just enough to drip, drip so didn't notice for a while until my gas mileage went crazy. When I found it I was on the road and no shop around so patched it with a dab of Marine Tex right on top of the dirt and grease (couldn't really reach under the car to do a better job). Sold the car three years later it still hadn't leaked another drop.
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What if Everything we think we know is wrong?
A nice Sunday evening head trip...

Everything We Have Been Taught About Our Origins Is A Lie
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