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Old 03-23-2005, 03:52 PM
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Just curious, I do everything , but rebuild engines. My girl made a intersting comment to me last night. We have been together over 4 years. and I have owned my fifth boat since weve been together. She got, pissed because as soon as i get the boat the way i like it i sell them
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Old 03-23-2005, 03:54 PM
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I do it all

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I do it all.

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Can't afford to pay some one else to do it, so I do it all myself.
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Do it all myself and others boats too... My theory is if the person can't fix it, they shouldn't own it
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She got, pissed because as soon as i get the boat the way i like it i sell them
I hear that. Just when you get all the bugs out. Time to move on! I do the same thing.
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Old 03-23-2005, 04:06 PM
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Do it all myself and others boats too... My theory is if the person can't fix it, they shouldn't own it

i wouldn't have anything.... i don't have the time mainly but i like to tinker with it...
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I tend to sell them when they are finished, but not capable of fixing the big items (drives, engines). Cosmetics, switches, pumps I have always handled myself.
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Old 03-23-2005, 04:18 PM
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all maintenence, rigging, installs, upgrades, detailing, ect. I had requested nothing more than the yard boss to run the forklift for engine in and outs in the past...nobody touches the boats but ME.

drive and engine guts I leave to others, after they've been seperated from the boat.

I trust my own work the most, and there are VERY few I even allow to go near my boats without my being present.
(on my sixth boat in 16 years...I can count those people on one hand)

I'm a retentive, protective, obsessive compulsive maniac about my boats, and my wallet says that's O.K.
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Old 03-23-2005, 04:23 PM
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i work on my own boat,replace things that ive already replaced,paint it when i get bored of looking at it,keep adding more and more horsepower,its like a visious cycle,i do the same thing with my snowmobile, and cars. to me its part of the happiness owning these things!! plus i cant stand having "stock" stuff, anyone can do that
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