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Old 12-31-2007, 09:43 PM
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are you nuts??? never make your hobby your living,you will end up hateing it. I know I did. Good luck
I did the same 26 years ago. Now all I do is maintain the trucks and car. I work in a GM dealership and work on cars and trucks all week long. I love working on my boat in the summer months so why turn a hobby into a career as much as I would love to be around boats for a living it would sooner or later turn on you. Keep it as the most awesome hobby there is as long as you can afford it
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:50 PM
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Keep it as the most awesome hobby there is as long as you can afford it
You mean to tell me that some people can afford this??
I just thought it was the same as being a junkie.
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:27 PM
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are you nuts??? never make your hobby your living,you will end up hating it. I know I did. Good luck
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:46 PM
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You mean to tell me that some people can afford this??
I just thought it was the same as being a junkie.
True, I needed something to do during the winter so I just bought a 509 bottom end and am building a new engine for the boat. Now to find somethings to sell to finance the build
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:49 PM
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You mean to tell me that some people can afford this??
I just thought it was the same as being a junkie.
Its almost as bad as OSO!!! What the F am I doing on here tonite?????
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[QUOTE=nocigarette;2388646]The problem with flipping boats is ya have to sacrifice somewhere to make a buck.. QUOTE]

No, that's the problem with business itself. It's all about sacrifice. Anyone in business that is successful had to give up something on the front end to reap the benefits on the long end. It's called the big picture. OSO is full of heavy hitters today who started at the bottom and most paid the price in one form or fashion for their success they now enjoy. The hardest thing anyone ever did was make a profit, if they did it legallly.
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:24 AM
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If you want some more practice, come down here and help me put my Pantera project back together - Or, I'll bring it up there. I just don't have a shop space, so I'm stagnant until the weather breaks. I'd also be afraid to shoot paint myself, I just don't have any experience in it.
I have been following your build like you probably followed mine.......Man i wish ya were closer, pm me you phone # and we will get together over a beer some time.....
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nocigarette, if you are in your early or middle years of earning power consider going for it if you have about 5 years worth of savings. If you are in your later earning years and have stacked up a very good retirement package go for it. Nothing quite like doing what you love for work.

If on the other hand you are older and have not stacked a big retirement package, keep your day job.
Best wishes and Happy New Year.
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nocigarette, if you are in your early or middle years of earning power consider going for it if you have about 5 years worth of savings. If you are in your later earning years and have stacked up a very good retirement package go for it. Nothing quite like doing what you love for work.

If on the other hand you are older and have not stacked a big retirement package, keep your day job.
Best wishes and Happy New Year.
I am not like a lot of the guys here (big money) ...I have worked in the construction industry my whole life and have not lived beyond my means...With that being said i dont save the money my wife does, she is the one pushing for me to due what i love....She is real supportive in what ever i due.....I know i can always build on the side and i am not going to jump out of the operating engineers union just yet......I dont really want to lay out all my financial's , But i am only 33 and i have a good pension and i dabble in the market a touch (with my father in laws advice)......I just thought it would be nice to enjoy to go to work again.....I kind of miss that............
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Nocig,why not take your old Mag and set it back up for racing?Sounds like you got a lot of old Mag racers up there,should be able to find one willing steer that thing for you.Get Smitty on the phone and find out what you need to do to join OPA and what class your going to race.I would bet after that first race you will Know what you want to do.
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