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    WELL....I guess it(39)s time to end this ride.......-gctid382429

    I've been working my butt off for months trying to not pressure the wife about the boat...as many of you might remember I wrecked the boat last summer and did 46k in damages by hitting a rock....the wife was traumatized and has yet to set foot on it....everytime I bring up something about the boat...I get a mess of crap and it's getting old...if I can't get her on the boat..there's no point in having it...as much as I love the boat...It's just not worth the hassle of it all...

    so..I'm in negotiations with a broker to sell the boat....this boat is stronger than when it came out of the mold and runs and performs great....I've done a lot of creature improvements on her and she's just great to be on...so...it is with a heavy heart I am putting Wild Whim up for sale and ending my boating yrs.....

    to all of you over the yrs that have been my friend...I thank you for your friendship, humor and trust over the yrs....it's been a great 12 yrs here on the boc....I wish you ALL the very best in life and on the water...

    Sincerely

    Steve....

    :arr arr

    #2
    Steve,

    Sorry to hear it is not working out. Best of luck in whatever you find to fill your time.

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      #3
      Sorry it worked out that way. I am sure I am not the only one that has thought of your issue when out on the water and strive to keep the highest attention, so you did some good at least. Thanks for that. Good luck.

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        #4
        Go to a trawler/motoryacht like we talked about, Steve- don't leave boating, just change it up....let's set a date for you and Marsha to come onboard for a cruise.

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          #5
          You can still stay on board here, no law against that! Consider it keeping up with your Continuing Education Credits for when you get your next one (you know you will!!)

          Joey
          2007 Discovery 246
          5.0L MPI BRAVO III
          The "BAY-BEA"

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            #6
            That sucks Steve, if my g/f was like that it just wouldn't work between us lol I love boating too much. I wouldn't end it here, get her *** on the boat, its perfectly fine. In the end you guys were safe, everything was sorted ok.

            If she gets in a car accident is she not going to ride in cars anymore too? :surr That kind of mentality just mind boggles me. Blind fold her, tell her its a big surprise, then take the blindfold off when your leaving the dock.

            I think you came out on this on top, saved the vessel, noone was hurt, thought smart and sorted everything, if anything that proves your a good guy to be with when things hit the fan so to speak ya know, what better a person to captain. On top of that, what an able boat, taking that kind of damage and still able to make it home safetly. If anything thats more of a reason to go back out.

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              #7
              Come on man! - remember the phrase....

              "Don't give up the ship", the dying command of James Lawrence in 1813 aboard the USS Chesapeake .

              Forget that "dying" part but just don't give up the ship! Life's too short to give up on one of life's sublime pleasures. Tell the Admiral you'll have governors installed to limit speed, tell her there is scientific proof that boating increases life span, inhibits aging and reduces wrinkles. Promise her that pearl necklace she always wanted. Tell her you'll do the laundry! in short do what ya gotta do---but "don't give up the ship"!

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                #8
                She's not going to be happy if you keep the boat, and you're not going to happy if you give up boating. There has to be some sort of compromise. Forcing her to do something she doesn't want to do is going to strain the marriage, and so is her forcing you to do something you don't want to do. I hope you guys find that middle ground (maybe taking a step backwards to a smaller boat, something that's easier for you to handle on your own, and maybe overtime, she can join you once and a while. I'm not sure). I hope whatever you decide works out for the both of you.
                2003 Bayliner 305 - SOLD!
                Twin 5.7L, Carb'd, 445 hours
                Bravo II drives
                Closed-cooling

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                  #9
                  seapuppy wrote:
                  I've been working my butt off for months trying to not pressure the wife about the boat...as many of you might remember I wrecked the boat last summer and did 46k in damages by hitting a rock....the wife was traumatized and has yet to set foot on it....everytime I bring up something about the boat...I get a mess of crap and it's getting old...if I can't get her on the boat..there's no point in having it...as much as I love the boat...It's just not worth the hassle of it all...

                  so..I'm in negotiations with a broker to sell the boat....this boat is stronger than when it came out of the mold and runs and performs great....I've done a lot of creature improvements on her and she's just great to be on...so...it is with a heavy heart I am putting Wild Whim up for sale and ending my boating yrs.....

                  to all of you over the yrs that have been my friend...I thank you for your friendship, humor and trust over the yrs....it's been a great 12 yrs here on the boc....I wish you ALL the very best in life and on the water...

                  Sincerely

                  Steve....

                  :arr arr
                  Steve: Take your time about this. If the boat is fixed ok, keep her and promise to always stay in the channel to her. We were "spanked severely" every time we traded in or sold a boat. Those "tire kickers" are annoying! Stay the course, tell the admiral that you'll only go to sandbar anchorages or dockside restaurants, and never near rocks again! Griff

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                    #10
                    Griff is right. Maybe instead of compromising boating for her happiness there can be a compromise where she feels safer. Are there any decent lakes near you? How about a river system that would make sense? Something where she can rationalize that if something went bad it's not that you are dropping off into the Pacific. Even if you have to sell this boat and move down a few notches maybe getting out of the salt and into more of a pond environment will allow her to work her courage back up. There has got to be something.

                    Plus, if you quit boating I'm afraid that the Pacific Northwest is going to run out of ammo due to you going too heavy into your other hobby Klik-pao!

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                      #11
                      First, no way you'll leave BOC, you like it here...

                      I agree, try to reach a compromise. Take up Pete on his offer of a trawler cruise. Also, explain the odds to Marcia. Most people never have a serious boating accident, you've had yours now, what are the odds for another one? OK, maybe sell this one, down-sizing has it's advantages, we did it. Hope it all works out...
                      Jeff & Tara
                      (And Ginger too)
                      Lake Havasu City, AZ

                      2000 Bayliner 3388
                      "GetAway"
                      Cummins 4bta 250s

                      In memory of Shadow, the best boat dog ever. Rest in peace, girl. July 2, 2010

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                        #12
                        There has to be a middle ground?!
                        Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
                        1998 3055 Ciera
                        (yes, a 1998)
                        Previous boat: 1993 3055
                        Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
                        Sea Doo XP
                        Sea Doo GTI SE
                        Life is short. Boats are cool.
                        The family that plays together stays together.
                        Vice Commodore: Bellevue Yacht Club

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                          #13
                          I think your best bet is take Pete up on his offer. Get her back on the water and see what happens.

                          A trawler might be a good compromise. Go slow and little danger.

                          Doug
                          Started boating 1955
                          Number of boats owned 32
                          Bayliners
                          2655
                          2755
                          2850
                          3870 presently owned
                          Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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                            #14
                            itsabowtime2 wrote:
                            There has to be a middle ground?!
                            I dont think so. LandPup needs a road yacht.

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                              #15
                              Wait...WHAT?!? That's just crazy talk. I'm no relationship counselor but I know better than to think this is a situation that is going to be to anyone's benefit. I don't have any advice but I wish you both well. (Well I do have advice but I'll keep it to myself).

                              Good luck at this cross road...

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