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Old 03-10-2011, 08:38   #16
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Ha ha it's a rhetorical question. My point is that it would seem that everything is going wrong with this boat yet I am still having a really fun time.
Yea I know ..my comment was Purple Rhetoric..I have got to work on it I guess.. Im color blind maybe that has something to do with it...?..DVC
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:38   #17
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I am now into my second week of boat ownership, I am about $3500 deeper in debt than I was the day I bought the boat, the boat is a mess and up on jack stands at the yard, it leaks from the deck, I had to use the fire extinguisher on the "heater" today, there is a clanking noise from the transmission, my knuckles look like I've been in a fight, my back is completely tweaked, I just quit my job, I've sailed the boat for about 45 minutes, I almost stalled in front of the ferry because of a clogged fuel filter, I got eaten alive by mosquitoes and almost froze to death on my first night aboard, the head is backing up, the autopilot is busted.

I am having an absolute blast. I am 31 years old, I don't want a career, I don't want babies, I don't want to go back to college. All I want to do is own a cruising sailboat and I do now. Thank God for dreams and for the potential for them to come true.

There's nothing wrong with you. You took the red pill and have been barfed out by the Matrix. Disorientation is normal. Carry on for a few weeks and the Matrix will fade to a distant distasteful memory. Welcome to the Rabbit Hole.

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Old 04-10-2011, 22:44   #18
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Re: What Is Wrong with Me ?

Wait does that make you Morpheus?
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Old 04-10-2011, 22:52   #19
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A week in a yard and you only spent $3,500?

Please advise on how to accomplish that.
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I got a new favorite Boat saying;

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Old 04-10-2011, 23:42   #21
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A week in a yard and you only spent $3,500?

Please advise on how to accomplish that.
Enter the Matrix!!
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:41   #22
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Ha ha it's a rhetorical question. My point is that it would seem that everything is going wrong with this boat yet I am still having a really fun time.
Duh, we all got it! Not the least because we've all been there, and done it! Enjoy - it gets even better.
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:19   #23
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awsome boat, "your hooked" just like the rest of us.
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:32   #24
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stay focused,and be ALERT,this world needs more LERTS............
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:57   #25
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I am now into my second week of boat ownership, I am about $3500 deeper in debt than I was the day I bought the boat, the boat is a mess and up on jack stands at the yard, it leaks from the deck, I had to use the fire extinguisher on the "heater" today, there is a clanking noise from the transmission, my knuckles look like I've been in a fight, my back is completely tweaked, I just quit my job, I've sailed the boat for about 45 minutes, I almost stalled in front of the ferry because of a clogged fuel filter, I got eaten alive by mosquitoes and almost froze to death on my first night aboard, the head is backing up, the autopilot is busted.

I am having an absolute blast. I am 31 years old, I don't want a career, I don't want babies, I don't want to go back to college. All I want to do is own a cruising sailboat and I do now. Thank God for dreams and for the potential for them to come true.

I don't see the problem ...
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Wait does that make you Morpheus?
Oh no, I would never claim that fame. But I too have swallowed the red pill. The journey down the rabbit hole has been quite interesting to say the least.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:06   #27
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clanking noise--if it a Hurth, when it don't clank, it is aproblem

Your life is good.
Then the noise isn't a problem, it's a feature!
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$3500? only another $20k to go.

Unless you hit problems...........
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Re: What Is Wrong with Me ?

You're in the company of many who share your sentiments. There's always something to fix on a boat. But, I'd rather be fixing my boat than spending my life in a Barcalounger watching TV.
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Re: What Is Wrong with Me ?

Welcome to the joys of "boating"! Some of the smartest cruisers I know had to balls to not try to make their boat perfect. One example: This couple bought a Pan Asiatic 48 (I think I've got this right, Ted Brewer designed Pilothouse 48 cutter) They paid $120k for it. They cruised for 3 years and he preferred to do nothing to it, except oil changes etc. The deck had visible bumps alnd lumps etc. They returned from their cruise and sold it for what they paid for it. Cost of their boating adventure? $0
I could never do this as I become too emotionally attached, but I did threaten to buy a Westsail 32, sail it to OZ and abandon it for any $ I could get. (would have been cheaper than many of my boats!)
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