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Old 28 October 2002, 18:18   #1
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percentage time afloat

doing a few calculations there (like you do at this time of year) and maybe i do 25% of all time i spend dealing with rib actually out on it. browsing this site, getting parts, farting around at the quay, getting fuel etc. God, it all adds up!
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Old 29 October 2002, 14:12   #2
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But you enjoy it, don't you ?
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Old 29 October 2002, 14:49   #3
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Good point, Michael.

Gaelforce,
What conclusion would you come to and what decisions would you make, if you applied your percentage theory to, say, sex?
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Old 29 October 2002, 17:34   #4
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I was speaking to a glider Pilot once and I said something like it seemed to be an amazing pursuit

His reply was that it was 3 hours of messing about 30 minutes of Glory and another three hours of messing about. I guess as long as all the preparation brings you home safely it's ok.

I am just waiting to be well off enough to get somebody else to clean my boat, luxury bloody luxury.

I founs a great device that speeds up the fueling process it's a very clever syphon tube works a treat.

I guess if you took Brians spin on your theory then regard the pre boating activity as foreplay....


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Old 30 October 2002, 08:13   #5
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Hi folks

If you really want to upset yourself just work out how long you spend in your RIB, then work out what its cost you plus insurance, marina, fuel etc a year.

Then just work out a cost per hour, but make sure the wife does not see it !!

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I guess if you took Brians spin on your theory then regard the pre boating activity as foreplay....

Foreplay! I prefer to keep boat and missus ready to go at a moments notice. If you stand in front of your blow up thingy telling it to brace itself, you will get you a bad name with the neighbours.
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Thanks that's a funny reply

reminiscent of Wilt
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Stuart,

Empty your PM mailbox!!!!

I'll email you instead. (Web proxy at work doesn't like PMs anyway!)

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well Michael, sometimes i enjoy the 'foreplay' but other times I feel that although it was right to abolish slavery, I can understand why it was invented.
Although I have to say that I think yachties have it worse, maybe 10% time afloat.
Brian, jk wasn't too happy with my contribution about the inherent coupling advantages of bench seats over jockeys so I'd better not go down that road.
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Gaelforce, can I throw my two-penneth in? It' not just the time on the water for me. It's the anticipation, the daydreaming about it, the ideas on what to take out, what type of new lifesaving aid should I buy, when the next boat jumble is etc etc etc. It sure beats thinking about work, even when I'm there........................
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Time to go back to it and restore some more electricity supplieszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
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