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Old 23-02-2010, 16:56   #1
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Talking Blaming 'The Wife'

Often on forums a man will post a question about his need for a huge boat, with a big generator, AC, and all of the other gadgets that money can buy...and somewhere in the post make certain to add that all of these additions are "because his wife insists".

Surely sometimes this is true. The wife really is insisting on a hair dryer, AC, a walk-in freezer and a blender operated by a hot cabana boy named Tyrone.

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?

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Old 23-02-2010, 17:15   #2
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yeah, pretty much ; -}
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And thus you confided that yout that type.... and you want to be the provider.. Go for it..
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well, Maybe but either way I bet she uses it.

And besides new toys are fun, there is already enough hard work in owning the boat, lets us have a few seconds of joy until the damn thing breaks and we have to fix it. All the time wondering way we have the damn thing on the baot to begin with.
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That would be the problem.... I wind up fixin it!!
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That would be the problem.... I wind up fixin it!!
AH, but you young lady you are in the minority. I just hope HIMSELF appreciates you like we appreciate your posting........i2f
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Old 23-02-2010, 17:30   #8
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I admit it.....I want the stuff! The heck with my wife I gave her a chance to tell me what she wanted in the boat and even started a thread as backup!

But she can keep the hair dryer. I've gotten where I cut my hair so short that it dries in a minute (and yes I still have all my hair).
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Interesting question.

Were in not for my wife's influence on the decision, I would have chosen a different boat entirely. The boats I originally wanted to cruise were somewhat cave-like down below, at least according to her. The boats to which she was attracted had light, open interiors. My preference would have been to purchase two-decade-old boat that had been horribly expensive when first sold, but was now within our budget. Her preference was for a production boat that we could afford to buy new.

The point came where I had to compromise between my dream boat and my dreams of the two of us living aboard and cruising. We ended up purchasing, twice now, the boat in which she felt the most comfortable. I don't "blame" anyone for this. I've grown to like the current boat, despite its lack of cachet, but most of all I like the fact that my sweetheart prefers spending time aboard this boat than living on the hard.

People constantly comment on how lucky I am to have a wife who loves to sail. In reality, luck had little to do with it. Rather, I "blame" my good fortune on the fact that I was able to walk away from that nasty old Swan.
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I just hope HIMSELF appreciates you
Most days yes, and when he don't I bean him upside the head to help him remember JUST how lucky he is *evil grin*
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And thus you confided that yout that type.... and you want to be the provider.. Go for it..
I thought I was confiding that I wanted a hot cabana boy named Tyrone.

SHhshshshsssh! Don't tell my hot husband named Carol.
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Rather, I "blame" my good fortune on the fact that I was able to walk away from that nasty old Swan.
oh man. a Swan? Really??

I am weeping here...
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My ex-wife chose my boat also.

I must admit, she has excellent taste. But then I liked it from the get go also.

I'm anti gadget, so we never had the plastic problem. Instead, we 'discussed' what to TAKE OFF the boat.

Except for ground tackle. Upgraded that in a heart beat. Since she never pulled the all nighters checking whether we dragged, she had little say in the matter. Further, the upgrade was agreed to prior to purchase of the boat.

But now all that has been resolve with his and her boats. Of course, the wallet is a bit smaller these days.

. . .

Also, a huge boat we did never have. First a Wauquiez Gladiateur and now a Brewer steel.
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yes, a fair amount of weeping was involved...

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oh man. a Swan? Really??

I am weeping here...
...and it was all coming from me.

We were choosing between a turn-key 1974 Swan 41 with all the bells, so to speak, and a 1998 Hunter 410 that we'd have to order new out of the box. She hated the Swan because it was dark and stinky and the air didn't seem to circulate down below. She loved the Hunter because it had an amazing galley. Both boats were the same size and same price. She did not even want to test-sail the Swan. But when she first stepped down the Hunter's companionway she said "Now I could live on this boat." And so we did, for eight years until we moved up to something with an even more amazing galley.
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