This is us, christening our new-to-us boat Necesse
Most of us have been there, thrown into the sailing life, green as can be, with no real clue as to what is going on and what is going to happen next. Stuck in the highs and lows of “sailing is amazing, I can’t believe we didn’t do this sooner” and “oh my f#&* we are going to die!” If you are lucky at all you have had some sailing in your background, if not that you are in the same nautical shoes as me and will most likely live an epic/horrific first voyage like I did. Either way it is always a little comical to poke fun at the newbies, if only to realize, “wow, look how far we have come compared to those guys!” You know exactly what I am talking about, who doesn’t enjoy sipping on a sundowner and watching the charter bareboat makes its fourth attempt at catching the mooring ball! Is that horrible of me!?
In honour of all you newbies out there, and for a walk down memory lane for all us old fogeys, here is:
You Might Be New To Living On A Boat If…
–You still get surprised by the cost of “Marine” items. Are you the person reaming out the poor employee at the till about how overpriced a certain item is. Yes it has been marked up 75%, but its marine. The cashier can’t change that.
We have all heard the unfunny definition of BOAT (Break Out Another Thousand). But the sad part is it is true. Boats are expensive. Even when you buy a work-aboard like we did and think you to yourself, “I’ll show them, I am going to DIY this boat”. As soon as any store knows that your newest project falls into the MARINE realm, well you have just added an extra 0 to the end of your items cost.
So don’t get your panties in a twist when you reach the check out, you just have to decide, “am I going to find a work-around, a cheaper way, or am I going to save the time and spend the money”. It’s all still in your power to decide just how much money you want to be dishing out. BTW youtube has some great videos on how to rebuild an engine!! Can you guess what type of people we are!