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Old 13 June 2007, 11:40   #21
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Or you could try this - even a woman would think this is cute!!!

I DON'T think so...
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Old 13 June 2007, 12:08   #22
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I see I was correct...

There is no shortage of sage advice here. Pat, I agree, the RIB would be right sporting perched up there on the lido deck, and with a range of, I think, about 1000 miles, we could cover a lot of water... albeit rather slowly.

As for redecorating, it is used now as a live-aboard dive boat, so it is all nice and knotty inside, with all sorts of creature comforts, like the aforementioned beer fridge!

So, just so I have this straight...

1) Just go buy it and tell her after the fact...
2) But forge the invoice...
3) And tell her she can paint it pink if she wants, and redecorate it
4) And that we are going to spend 8 months of the year cruising in style when I retire in a few years...

Right. Got it.

She would beat me within an inch of my life... she's only 98#, but her boney little knuckles hurt...
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Easy - get it renamed after her....
Good idea... "M.V. Snarly Little Italian" does have a nice ring to it...

The crane is a little light-duty I think for my RIB, but that could always me upgraded.

As for the "Theodore" look, I have seen a similar get-up over here... I'd drown myself first. There used to be a little 34' tug in town here called "Daisy". It was yelly and baby-blue, with flowered curtains. Some things are just "wrong"...
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I think i'd mention the real bed, bathroom with mrrior, hot running water

Can you borrow it and arrange for dinner on the aft deck with all the crap they love so she can see it in a different light
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Old 13 June 2007, 16:18   #25
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I think i'd mention the real bed, bathroom with mrrior, hot running water
Normally, that would help, but we live right beside the harbour in a comfy little house... with a real bed, mirror, hot water... and it doesn't smell like diesel.

I like the idea of borrowing it though. We have shared a few "wobbly-pops" on the aft deck with the current owner, and that's always a big hit... Perhaps I could take her away for a weekend on a private charter! Of course, we would probably get nailed with a gale, snow, rouge waves, e-coli...
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Old 13 June 2007, 16:32   #26
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and it doesn't smell like diesel.
I love this, most of the advice is from blokes. Here is a girlie perspective:-

1) rid the smell of diesel - fill the boat with flowers or other nice perfume stuff;
2) arrange a romantic dinner for two with candles (if not too much of a fire risk);
3) be wary of a cruise in case the weather is awful which would put her off for life;
4) Don't mention that you still want to buy the boat otherwise the whole ambience is wrong - if she mentions it, just say that this is a last opportunity as your mate is selling the boat. See if she can come up with the idea of buying it - having her things around the boat, etc. imagine the parties, the cruises, etc. but it has to be her idea.

Just a thought.
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Sleep with de fishes

Hahahahaa

(Love the 'half-Sicilian; half-Irish' bit. You really don't want to mess with that (spicy) combo 100% genuine Murphia!!!!)

I would love a boat like that. Butlins on sea. Your missus doesn't know she's born. You could fit carpets, central heating, have a roof garden, paint it pink and stick it on a Versa Dock and you wouldn't have to worry about Bank Holiday traffic ever again.

You need to broaden your thinking beyong the usual RIBnet accessories of bird's nest wiring, GPS and bilge pumps. Try frette bedlinen, champagne bucket, a dozen roses and some belgian choccies.

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To the ladies that replied...

I should point out, that technically, I am not married, so if you fancy a move to the Colonies, you are not too late at this point...

But, I don't know about all of this girlie stuff. This is a 72' TUGBOAT for crying out loud. How much more macho can you get than that? I want to paint it black and orange and name it "Belcher" or "Balls"... although "Snarly Little Italian" really is growing on me! (Thanks Cod!)

I suppose I could do the girlie stuff temporarily. And the boat does have a small garden already. (Just a few tomatoes I think...).

So much to consider. I really am thankfull for all of these helpful suggestions!

Incidently, how do you think I should broach the idea of her taking up welding as a hobby?
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hmmm.... as a woman, I can't completely LOVE anything until I've transformed it (kinda like what I did to grunta!).

Give her your checkbook and show her some possibilities of redecorating. This is a TOMCO tug - it had me at "Hello!" Good luck!

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hmmm.... as a woman, I can't completely LOVE anything until I've transformed it (kinda like what I did to grunta!).

Give her your checkbook and show her some possibilities of redecorating. This is a TOMCO tug - it had me at "Hello!" Good luck!

Gruntessa.
Ah yes... note the similarities...

And yes, I get the whole transformation thing. That's why I live in a Hibiscus-coloured house... What the heck was wrong with "Colonial Blue" anyway???
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