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Old 13 June 2007, 08:05   #1
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Boating problem with Significant Other

This isn't really a RIB issue, but I figure this stalwart crew should be able to give me the ammo I need to convice my betrothed of something...

A friend of mine owns a classic tug, which he wants to sell as he is taking a new job working full-time on a working tug. I love his boat, and would love to buy it. But the Soon-to-be-Missus simply doesn't share my enthusiasm! Inspite of my arguments (head, comfy berths, great mileage etc.) she isn't conviced. It wouldn't replace our Hurricane of course...

Surely there must be something I can say! Any thoughts???
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Old 13 June 2007, 08:25   #2
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Surely there must be something I can say! Any thoughts???
That's too easy... "See ya around, lady" springs to mind
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Old 13 June 2007, 08:27   #3
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That's too easy... "See ya around, lady" springs to mind
LOL... But I like her. And she loves boats and lets me dive by myself, and she's a great cook. Hell... She 'completes' me... (Why don't we have a "barf" smilie??)

Besides, this boat is big enough that I would need a crew... it's a long way from the beer fridge to the wheelhouse!
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Old 13 June 2007, 08:32   #4
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paint it pink?
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Old 13 June 2007, 08:35   #5
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paint it pink?
I agree it could use colour change. I believe the current owner's SO had something to do with the choice.

Pink eh? Not sure I want it that badly...
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Old 13 June 2007, 08:49   #6
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Surely there must be something I can say! Any thoughts???
Yes there is:

I've bought a new boat.

Said as soon as you have the courage AFTER you own it!

As for painting it pink???

Ever seen a pink German Shepherd??
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Old 13 June 2007, 08:52   #7
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Ever seen a pink German Shepherd??
Kinda what I was getting at...

As for telling her after the fact, perhaps I should have mentioned she's half Sicillian and half Irish... I'm not that brave...
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Old 13 June 2007, 09:24   #8
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Well, you've provided a picture of the boat, fair enough, but to give truly informed advice, we also need to see a picture of the betrothed.









... and not in a hooded floatation suit this time
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Old 13 June 2007, 09:32   #9
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... and not in a hooded floatation suit this time
PT, I assume you hadn't read my last post about the Sicillian/Irish heritage when you posted this...
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my mate told his missus he was going out to buy a new boat and she simply said ok I'll have a look at it when I come home later. When she saw the big powerboat on the driveway she went ballistic. Seems she thought he said "New Coat" Still all had a happy ending-he still has the boat and now a new girlie in his life and she likes boats!
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