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Old 23-02-2010, 18:20   #16
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Surely sometimes this is true. The wife really is insisting on a hair dryer, AC, a walk-in freezer and a blender...

But sometimes, don't you think, just maybe, the wife is a convenient excuse for walking into a marine store, inhaling the smell of newness, whipping out the plastic and cracking open the packaging on a big, expensive, shiny, new boat toy?
Maybe, but I have to say that if I'm going to blow all my money, it'll be on a spinnaker, new winches, a feathering prop, self-steering...you know, boat stuff.
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Old 23-02-2010, 18:26   #17
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OK, so I got the boat (our boat). And it is a very small boat and I know it. She has seen the boat in pictures only. So, we come to the boat for the first time and she says - 'whoa, this is much bigger than I expected!' ...

But maybe only my girlfriend is like this.

Fact: I have heard many captains' wives saying they do not want ANY boat, none saying 'our boat is too small'.

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Old 23-02-2010, 18:50   #18
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Good post BASH. We learn to live by living.
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Old 23-02-2010, 19:10   #19
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"Now I could live on this boat."
Funny... we were at a boat show this last weekend over in Alameda. We looked at maybe 60 boats from the outside. Climbed onto maybe 15. Passed all the catalinas and j boats, peeked at the smaller Island packets because they just seem nice. but there were 3 boats that we REALLY liked. not the biggest, not the most expensive. not the newest. In fact we were unanimous in loving three smallest, oldest and cheapest boats at the show.

A Hunter 35, 1993 for 60k
a Fantasia 35, 1980 maybe, 40k I think
and a S2 10.3 (34), 1979 31k

On each of these boats we each walked on and said 'Now I could live on this boat!'

So it sounds like contrary to what many others experience, Himself and I are in step about what we like.

We both loved our little Cal when we first saw her too.

And while I don't need or want blinky lights or lots of complicated systems, I do agree with Himself that we will be happier in slightly roomier quarters for cruising.

I think boats speak to each of us differently... we just have to listen carefully.

And I don't think you could give us the hans christensen 31 we saw at 90k...
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Old 23-02-2010, 19:29   #20
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Maybe, but I have to say that if I'm going to blow all my money, it'll be on a spinnaker, new winches, a feathering prop, self-steering...you know, boat stuff.
Come on man! You are ruining my ability to fit all men into a single stereotyped box!

And everyone else - let's not make this about the women again .
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One of the terrible things about being a singlehandler is you have no one to blame for the stupid things you do.
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But sometimes, don't you think, just maybe, the wife is a convenient excuse for walking into a marine store, inhaling the smell of newness, whipping out the plastic and cracking open the packaging on a big, expensive, shiny, new boat toy?

Wow, I must really have low expecations. I get excited over new lines and lightly used sails for sale.
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I been known to get tears in my eyes and a catch in my throat when she ties a perfect cleat hitch without a second thought....

It took me three marriages to get this one. She took the asa courses with me and wants a catamaran as soon as we can arrange it.

I think I plan to keep her.
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I been known to get tears in my eyes and a catch in my throat when she ties a perfect cleat hitch without a second thought....
2 A.M. My watch is over and I go down below to get some rest. The auto is out of service and so is our windvane. She asks me what course to keep, I click a WPT on the GPS at the nav table, then go to sleep.

8 A.M. I am 2 hours late for my trick, I did not hear (?) my watch, she did not bother to wake me up. Before going out into the cockpit, I glance at the GPS .... WHOA ! - our XTE is ... 0.5Nm (!!!).

Better than the autopilot, better than windpilot, better than sliced bread. My first mate.

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So if I can't blaim my wife, who else can I blame?

Clearly I'm NOT going to take the fault myself! Are you crazy.

Besides, that's one of the parts of being married. I blame her, she blames me, and at the end of the day, we're fooling nobody but ourselves.
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So if I can't blaim my wife, who else can I blame?

Clearly I'm NOT going to take the fault myself! Are you crazy.

Besides, that's one of the parts of being married. I blame her, she blames me, and at the end of the day, we're fooling nobody but ourselves.
Ha! Love it.
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When it comes right down to it, fixing the blame is just a total waste of energy. Too much time gets spent trying to fix the bvlame on things instead of fixing the problem!!


So this probaly means in the text of this thread somebody is going to have to be shot or something like that!
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Wow, I must really have low expecations. I get excited over new lines and lightly used sails for sale.
I may be in the same "boat" after I pay for the spinnaker.

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8 A.M. I am 2 hours late for my trick, I did not hear (?) my watch, she did not bother to wake me up. Before going out into the cockpit, I glance at the GPS .... WHOA ! - our XTE is ... 0.5Nm (!!!).

Better than the autopilot, better than windpilot, better than sliced bread. My first mate.
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Awww... they sound like keepers alright!

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Come on man! You are ruining my ability to fit all men into a single stereotyped box!
Sorry 'bout that!
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One of the terrible things about being a singlehandler is you have no one to blame for the stupid things you do.
Also there's no one to witness all the stupid stuff you just did.

If ya didn't get it on camera then I didn't do it. And ya can't prove I did it. So thar.

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So if I can't blaim my wife, who else can I blame?
The dog?
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