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All work, makes Jack a dull boy.

Old 07-09-2021, 03:05 PM
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Default All work, makes Jack a dull boy.

I must speak for many, can't get a breath to run my boats. Work is crazy lately, everybody moving to Florida. I'm in construction and it is out of control. Deadlines created by Covid-19 shut down last year. 2022 will be worse I see. Everything has doubled in price. Gas higher,
shortage of steel, lumber.
End result I foresee little usage of my B38.
​​How can I curb this insanity and run what I bring.
Kurt, no time for boating. Chores!!!!! & Work
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Old 07-09-2021, 03:08 PM
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If it makes you feel any better, I can run the boat for you? Or course I would pay for fuel and clean up the food crumbs. 😁
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Old 07-09-2021, 03:51 PM
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Here in New England it's nutz too. Absolutely insane, not a single day off this year. But...If I cement this next job could be new boat time next year and that's worth it!
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Old 07-09-2021, 03:55 PM
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Boats survive fine in a good storage building. Make/take the money when you can and soon enough it will balance out but you have to temper all work vs. burn out... sometimes just splashing/running the boat resets and recharges the internal batteries - if nothing more it's a well deserved distraction.
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Old 07-09-2021, 07:48 PM
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Agree with S.L. ^^^ and I much prefer reading your post than reading a post that says “My work has dropped off by 80% due to COVID and with fuel prices increasing, I’ve decided to put the boat on the market”.

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Old 07-09-2021, 08:07 PM
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Kurt, make time.........
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Same here, been so slammed at the shop I just have not had time to work on the 31. Back mid January I came across a 198 Cobalt that was garage kept cream puff and I was like ,oh man, turn key ,....bought it , did a few minor things......I haven't splashed it yet....Lol.....

Working 7 days a week...just will not slow up.....I wish I could hire some help but nobody wants to learn how to work in a Body Shop paint department ......and the few that I have interviewed crowed at start pay...they want to make top dolla not knowing jack shhit.... with attitude...

Days blending like seconds..............
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Same here. Worked more OT hours through the end of June so far than I normally do in an entire year. Luckily I live on the water so it makes it easy to drop my boat in the water and get in a quick evening ride when time allows.
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Good Lord!
It sounds like we’re all in the same situation. Tons of great work, no skilled help. Toys collecting dust. I love to work but no time for a day off.
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